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Paralegal II The candidate will prepare draft pleadings, subpoenas, deposition notices, and court-ordered documents, including initial disclosures, witness lists, exhibit lists, preliminary reports, status reports, scheduling orders, pre-trial orders, etc. Will draft, review and/or analyze routine legal documents as requested by attorneys, such as preparation of deposition summaries, preparation of chronologies (medical and otherwise), preparation of witness files, and review of testimony for relevance to specific facts or issues, preparation of subpoenas, etc. Manage and work on discovery, including investigation, organizing and preparing interrogatories, requests for production, and discovery responses. Perform all elements of litigation case management, including file management, case calendaring, discovery and trial activities. Interact with outside entities (e.g. courts, government agencies, expert witnesses, corporations, vendors and other law firms) to gather information or coordinate activities as needed in support of office activities, specifically trials, mediations , arbitrations and appeals. Schedule witness interviews and depositions; gather documents and assist in preparation for same; arrange court reporters for deposition; summarize depositions. Administrative support. Schedule meetings. Make travel arrangements. Handle attorney calls and mail. Draft letters. Make revisions to documents. Prepare binders and other administrative support. Manage attorney calendar for litigation, advices and projects. Schedule deadlines from court scheduling orders. Manage and prioritize a variety of calls and meetings. Provide attorneys with advance notice of upcoming deadlines, meetings, etc. Prepare and track litigation hold letters. Factual and legal research. Investigate and assemble facts and other data for legal matters. Perform legal research on Westlaw or in other reference materials and perform other necessary factual research on internet, etc. Input, retrieve and manage electronic documents on the department drives as well as in software programs such as Summation. Proofread and edit documents. Summarize, where necessary, voluminous records. Analyze & compile data in form required by attorneys (e.g., charts, etc.). Become knowledgeable about issues in, and contents of, all litigation and other files assigned. Draft status reports relating to litigation matters; maintain up to date information relating to such matters.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Paralegal degree/certificate and/or bachelor's degree. 5+ year of paralegal experience, with a minimum of 2+ years at a law firm preferred. Must have experience with all stages of litigation, including intake, discovery, trial and appeal. Must have experience preparing for and attending trials/arbitrations/hearings. Experience coordinating trial/arbitration logistics, including negotiating for work space, setting-up remote office space, and coordinating with vendors is required. Experience with court and administrative agency filings, including electronic ore filings is required. Advanced skills in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint and in Summation is required. Experience using e-discovery databases (Summation, etc.) is required. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office software products including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Experience using litigation support software for managing files and transcripts preferred (e.g. Trial Director, Trial Director Notebook, etc.) is required.
Req ID: 77261
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