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Legal Staff Paralegal in Los Angeles, CA

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Company name

Earthjustice

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Date Last Verified

Jun 27,2018

Posted on

Apr 09,2018

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Profile

Litigation Assistant Responsibilities: Demonstrate expertise in the use of law office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Timeslips, Access, etc.). Help prepare and/or edit documents for filing in state and federal courts and other administrative venues: Format documents in compliance with rules and procedures. Work with one to several editors to prepare final documents from draft stages. Check citations and quotes for accuracy. Proofread for errors, syntax, consistency, style, etc. Create tables of contents and authorities. Assemble administrative records. Assemble exhibits and other supporting documents. Provide first drafts of procedural pleadings (g., notice of appearance, pro hac vice applications, etc.). Provide first drafts of supporting substantive pleadings (g., standing declarations, attorney declarations in support, etc.). Provide first drafts for segments of comment letters (g., factual timeline, supporting factual background information, etc.). Collect, format and provide analysis of supporting documentation (g., motion to claim attorney’s fee). Coordinate filing of documents either manually or via e-filing: Ensure all court filing rules are being met. Ensure accuracy of service list and create proof of service. Ensure timely filing and service of all documents. Communicate verbally or in writing with clients and the court as needed. Proofread documents and pleadings. Assist attorneys with hearing preparation. Maintain easily accessible and well-organized pleadings files for all active cases. Set up and maintain coherent storage system for inactive cases. Set up and maintain general reference files (g., attorney-fee research, case-referral database, etc.). Set up and maintain press files for individual cases and/or strategic campaigns. Conduct preliminary case inquiry, including factual research, analysis, and organization of relevant information and preparation of written report. Provide support for client coalitions by maintaining websites, and tracking political and regulatory developments. Help coordinate and represent Earthjustice at community outreach events and public hearings. Assist attorneys with preparation of presentations for board members, donors, client groups. Coordinate with Senior Research and Policy Analyst/Advocacy Representative and Policy Advocate in Sacramento on various projects. Coordinate with Communications Department to maintain up-to-date docket information for the office. Conduct research and report findings, including research related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals and projects. Operate all basic office equipment (computers, printers, postage meter, fax machines, copier, scanner, etc.) and perform minor trouble-shooting. Provide technical assistance to staff regarding word processing and e-mail software. Provide back-up to Office Manager. Make travel arrangements for office staff. Set up and coordinate conference calls, meetings, etc.. Submit reimbursement forms on behalf of staff. Track office expenses and submit receipts to Office Manager. Represent office’s interests in communications with Headquarters regarding case-management procedures and business practices. Monitor and order office supplies. Conduct IT and new hire orientation for law clerks and externs.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal studies certificate. Advanced word processing skills. Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work well under deadline pressure. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent attention to detail. Self-motivated and able to work independently without supervision. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Basic knowledge of office equipment. Good problem solver. Excellent interpersonal skills. Interest in and knowledge of environmental issues highly desired. Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations. Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
Start Date: July 5, 2018

Additional info

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Earthjustice
800 Wilshire Blvd.,
Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90017