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Paralegal Duties: Provides support for all aspects of litigation cases and matters managed by both Partners and Associates. Primary responsibilities lie in the areas of document handling, file creation and management, database management, and trial preparation including organizing materials and schedules for lawyers and clients related to litigation matters. Works under the direct supervision of the attorneys in the specific practice area on a day to day basis. Manage and organize all aspects of documents, files, and databases associated with each specific litigated case/matter assigned by primary attorney. Ensure that attorneys working on case/matter have all necessary information available to them in a timely manner. Maintain all physical elements of the case/matter in an organized, efficient, and accurate manner. Provide both attorney(s) and client(s) with information necessary for litigation process, decision making, and review in a timely manner. Conduct various document searches and factual research. Prepare witness and matter materials for case preparation. Prepare for and attend trials and/or depositions. Motion practice. Court filings. Anticipate attorney and client needs related to matters or cases under management. Delegate effectively and as appropriate to Legal Administrative Assistants and/or Case Clerks working on the case/matter. Handle all communications, whether oral and written, in a prompt and professional manner ensuring that information is transferred in an accurate and thorough manner. Act as a liaison among various internal departments as well as with outside agencies. Meet billable hour requirement of 1550 per year. Time entry, scanning, e-mailing, etc. Travel required, as necessary. Assist in Firm marketing for practice area.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Bachelorâ€™s degree OR (a) Associate of Arts degree and 1+ year of in-house training as a Paralegal Assistant or Paralegal Intern at the Firm, or (b) 5+ years of law-related experience under the supervision of an attorney, demonstrating a superior command of the skills necessary to be a Paralegal; AND, in addition to (a) or (b), (c) Completion of an educational program for Paralegals that has been approved by the American Bar Association (â€œABAâ€) or offered by an accredited institution which is in substantial compliance with ABA guidelines for the approval of Paralegal programs. Law Firm experience required (3-5 years complex litigation). Proficient in Relativity. Proficient in Microsoft Excel. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Highly professional with a strong customer service orientation, commitment to meeting deadlines, and ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Strong professional, independent thinking skills with strength in problem solving and the ability to offer constructive opinions and creative solutions. A team player who motivates and educates other team members. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function.
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