Job Details

Litigation Paralegal

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Oakland, CA

Date Last Verified

Feb 21,2018

Posted on

Jan 05,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Litigation Paralegal – (Temporary with Possibility of Conversion to an At-Will Permanent Employee) Duties: Responsible for providing Firm attorneys with the full range of litigation paralegal support. Will be assigned to the Construction & Facilities Practice Group and will take direction from Construction & Facilities Practice Group attorneys, in addition taking direction from the Legal Support Manager. Work closely with attorneys and team members to oversee case management from inception through trial/settlement and post-trial/post-settlement; Draft, review, and revise legal documents; Maintain case files and update discovery logs and indices; Organize and maintain master documents, document lists, and document databases; Support and manage document productions; Assist with deposition and hearing preparation, including identifying and gathering exhibit documents and creating witness outlines; Cite-check briefs; Draft and arrange for service of subpoenas; Obtain case-related documents informally from third parties; Coordinate among vendors for litigation support services; Monitor pending decisions and conduct legal research; Assist with document review and coordinate with Litigation Support Group for back-end database management using Concordance; Perform litigation support duties such as Bates stamping exhibits, preparing spreadsheets and CDs, hyperlinking PDFs, reviewing litigation dockets, and ensuring that dates are calendared correctly; Satisfy an annual 1575 billable hour budget; Complete in a timely manner both (1) daily, accurate, and detailed billable-time entries and (2) time cards; Regular and reliable, on-site attendance; Work extended hours on occasion; Travel as required for case support; Maintain composure and work efficiently and accurately during highly stressful circumstances; Demonstrate excellent customer support; Work cordially, cooperatively and productively with Firm employees; and Other functions as assigned. Management retains the right to add to or change the functions of this position at any time. Maintain a professional network and key resource contacts.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree; 3+ years of experience working as a paralegal with a law firm or in-house legal department; Ability to work and bill as a paralegal under Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code section 6450; Strong written and verbal communication skills; Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite 2010; Prior experience with Concordance (or other eDiscovery software), LiveNote, and Adobe Acrobat Pro XI; Strong legal research database skills and experience with Westlaw and/or Lexis; Understanding and knowledge of legal procedures, rules of counsel, and local rules; Experience with eDiscovery; Excellent interpersonal skills; Ability to juggle multiple projects and respond quickly to changing priorities; Strong organizational skills; Ability to work well under stress; Strong analytical thinking skills; Ability to work independently with little or no direction; and Ability to effectively function in a team environment, including the ability to be open minded, cordial and cooperative with Firm employees. Preferred: Strong technical eDiscovery skills and understanding of litigation support; Prior experience using Trial Director; Trial experience; and Experience with Casebook programs or other data management systems, and with iManage or other document management programs.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Meyers Nave.
555 12th Street
Suite 1500
Oakland, CA 94607

Review:

"Diverse Firm with Some Management Issues"

Current Employee - Reviewed on August 18, 2017

Pay us what we are worth and treat everyone better. Try actual communication. Leaving everyone in the dark just makes people nervous and causes gossip.

Pros : It's a good mid-sized firm that practices what they preach in terms of diversity. You get to do interesting public sector work.
Cons : The pay is rather low for this kind of firm. The hours are long, but that is to be expected. Management seems a bit disconnected, which the employees can pick up on and doesn't help morale.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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