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Senior Paralegal The candidate performs the following tasks while complying with established procedures: compiles, prepares, and summarizes relevant materials for use by attorneys in discovery and in preparation of motions, briefs and other legal documents; summarizes depositions and other transcripts; maintains case files; performs simple legal research; indexes, tracks and controls document discovery (including documents produced and received in discovery); indexes, tracks, and controls exhibits and other materials at depositions and at trial. Prepares exhibit cross-references. Reviews documents for relevance and privilege according to established guidelines and criteria. Other examples of the types of work to be performed include compilation of documents for FOIA, production requests, Congressional inquiries, etc. May have a role involving special knowledge and skills, such as litigation, document analysis or accounting. Litigation specialty supports attorneys during trial, including courtroom locations. Is expected to work independently on tasks without the need for continuous input from SEC staff. In addition to the Responsibilities/Duties performed by Paralegals, described above, independently performs complex legal research; synopsizes transcripts of hearings and oral arguments for attorney use; reviews case related materials and, for example, identifies potentially conflicting statements or areas requiring further investigation; writes preliminary drafts of legal memoranda and correspondence.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate requires Paralegal Certificate and 5 years of experience in the required specialty. There is no substitute for the requirement for 5 years of experience in a required specialty. Experience in the required specialty, such as litigation, document analysis, or accounting. For litigation specialty, 1 year of experience in trial support, cite checking legal motions and memoranda, and automated litigation support is required. For litigation specialty, experience in witness interviews is required. Is expected to work independently on tasks without the need for continuous input from SEC staff. Must have and use excellent oral and written communications skills. Requires thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS/NEXIS, CLEAR, Westlaw, Concordance or Recommind; experience documenting Table of Authorities, and Table of Contents. Role also requires knowledge of e-discovery procedures and resources. Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important. Must be proficient in all Microsoft Office 2010 or newer programs, and Adobe Professional, or newer program, to include redacting and redlining expertise. In addition, must have hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, and imaging.
Req #: 209511
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