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Legal Staff Paralegal in Norfolk, VA

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jun 11, 2021

Posted on

Apr 30, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Norfolk, VA, United States
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Litigation Support Specialist
The candidate serves as subject matter expert and central point of contact relating to eDiscovery, including overseeing legal holds, managing evidence collections, and conducting data processing projects for all client divisions within PETA and the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of eDiscovery best practices, including with respect to document preservation protocols and relevant eDiscovery technology, and works with litigators to implement those practices and technologies. Advises and supports attorneys in ensuring a defensible and consistent approach to identifying and implementing best practices for the identification, preservation, collection, analysis, processing, review, and production of paper and electronic data. Collaborates with litigators and internal IT personnel to ensure defensible and consistent practices in compliance with applicable rules (e.g., Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), state civil rules, local rules, chambers rules). Serves as a liaison between litigators, internal IT personnel, and outside counsel to ensure a successful workflow during eDiscovery. Participates in appropriate industry organizations to stay current with developments in eDiscovery best practices and technology. Recommends process improvement to ensure high quality, timely and cost effective eDiscovery practices. Assists legal team in all aspects of litigation including, the eDiscovery process. Under supervision of litigation attorneys, assists with correspondence, pleadings, notices, calendar requests, status reports, subpoenas, affidavits, depositions, expert reports, and discovery requests and responses. Conducts legal research under supervision of litigation attorneys. Cite-checks briefs, assists in the preparation of supporting exhibits, and generates tables of authorities and tables of contents. Assists with preparations for meetings, hearings, mediations, and trials. Organizes and maintains case files and docket deadlines. Performs any other duties assigned by the supervisor. Must have substantive experience in eDiscovery or litigation support and either 3 years of experience as a certified paralegal or a bachelor’s degree plus 2+ years paralegal experience in litigation. Thorough understanding of data processing tools and applications as well as?eDiscovery challenges in a global organization. Must have experience with document review platforms. Should have advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. Must have knowledge of animal rights issues and commitment to the objectives of the organization.

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