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Paralegal And Research Specialist

Company name

Center for Biological Diversity

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Portland, OR

Date Last Verified

Feb 07,2018

Posted on

Feb 06,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Paralegal and Research Specialist The candidate will provide paralegal, administrative and research support to the attorneys in the program. Preparation of legal documents, including completing tables of contents and authorities for briefs, proofreading, formatting, and citation-checking. Assistance in calendar management for administrative actions and court filings. Maintenance of electronic databases for filings and program actions. Filing and serving legal documents and maintenance of legal dockets, including ensuring compliance with court rules in a variety of state and federal jurisdictions, e-filing, making courtesy copies, corresponding with Clerks' offices and related tasks. Performing online research, including legal and scientific research. Assistance with drafting comment letters, including retrieval of online references. Maintenance of a legal library, including updating of court rules and reference material, in coordination with other Center paralegals. Preparation and indexing of administrative records and appendices/excerpts of record in litigation. Assisting with the planning and handling of internal and external meetings, travel and conference arrangements. Assisting with preparation for events such as public presentations, rallies and hearings. Should have a university degree. Paralegal certificate preferred, but significant experience as a paralegal or legal assistant is acceptable in lieu of a paralegal certificate. Should have 1+ year of experience in a litigation or research environment. Application deadline: 03 April, 2018.

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Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three to five references as a single PDF file.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Center for Biological Diversity
P.O. Box 11374
Portland, OR 97211-0374

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