Job Details

Paralegal

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jul 06,2018

Posted on

Jan 25,2017

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Appellate
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Profile

Paralegal Duties: Assist attorneys with all aspects of a diverse and active litigation and appellate practice, and to provide general office support. Responsible for performing a variety of duties to assist attorneys in all phases of litigation and appeal, including discovery, trial, post-trial and appellate phases. Filings: Prepare and file pleadings, briefs, and other documents through electronic filing systems and/or manually at all court levels (trial and appellate), including federal and state courts; conduct citation reviews; proofread and edit pleadings; ensure compliance with local rules of procedure; communicate with clerks’ offices when needed. Discovery: organize case files; assist in the preparation of discovery requests and responses; review and organize the opposition’s discovery responses; process incoming and outgoing document production; conduct document review; prepare witness materials for depositions; assist in reviewing documents for privilege and preparing privilege logs. Case development: conduct fact research; communicate with clients and witnesses; review testimony from depositions and declarations; examine client files obtained from field work. Hearings and Trial: prepare binders and other materials for conferences and hearings; assemble exhibits and required documents for trials; coordinate trial details with attorneys and any required vendors or office personnel. General Office Management: provide general office management and support to attorneys, including, but not limited to, processing invoices and reimbursements; ordering office supplies; liaising with property management companies and various office vendors; and providing any other attorney support, as requested.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree or Paralegal Certification preferred. 2+ years of litigation paralegal experience required. Experience filing in Federal and State trial and appellate courts required. Strong familiarity with cite-checking experience required. Experience performing research on Westlaw and other online legal databases required. Summation (or other document management) experience required. Strong organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills. Ability to prioritize and handle numerous projects in a timely and efficient manner. Fast and efficient learner. Ability to work moderate overtime, as case needs require.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P.
633 S. Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Review:

"Interesting Cases"

Current Employee - Reviewed on August 04, 2017

A pay raise is my biggest advice I can give, as it is a little demoralizing knowing how hard we work for less than market average. There should be freedom to be more creative in some cases.

Pros : You get to work on some big public cases, which is always good for progressing your career. The environment is both fun and friendly. The good bonuses make you want to work harder.
Cons : The pay is salary and less than your average market value. Management can be rather pushy with demands. The work environment is fairly stressful.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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