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Staff - Paralegal (Litigation)

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Mar 14,2018

Posted on

Mar 13,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff - Paralegal (Litigation) The candidate will conduct statutory, regulatory or factual research with respect to client matters. Such research might include investigation of federal or state laws and regulations, relevant markets, corporate participants and industry standards and practices. Will participate in due diligence, privilege and other reviews of client records and files. Assist with organization of client materials and attorney work product, including use of databases, imaging systems and other computer-based technology. Maintain pleadings files and other case or project records; circulate materials to project team, as needed. Maintain chronological records of project activity. Arrange filings, mailings and service list deliveries with appropriate courts, government agencies and other parties. Under the supervision of an attorney, draft, edit, cite-check, conform and otherwise assist in the preparation of legal documents. Prepare binders of completed transactions. Obtain services from outside contractors, including court reporters, research services, exhibit preparation services, filing services and printers. Process billing and disbursement paperwork in connection with those services. Act as liaison for the project team with support departments and other offices of the firm, anticipating and assuming responsibility for special staffing needs, such as overtime, clerical and/or notary assistance.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have BA/BS degree. Legal Assistant/Paralegal certification is desirable . Substantive knowledge of and familiarity with specific areas of law, as required. Strong analytical and research skill is essential. Thorough knowledge of MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint is essential. Thorough knowledge of MS Access is preferred. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate potentially detailed and complex information to others

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Robert S. Strauss Building
1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-1564


"A Great Place to Start"

Former Employee - Reviewed on December 16, 2017

Approach work with an open mind and a good work ethic and you will do well here.

Pros : I did a 6 month internship here so I don't have too much experience, but I found it to be a great place to learn and grow.
Cons : I wasn't able to get hired on for a permanent position but that might change in the future.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee

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