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Legal Staff Paralegal in Florham Park, NJ

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Company name

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - Product Liability and Mass Torts


Florham Park, NJ

Date Last Verified

May 16,2018

Posted on

Apr 12,2018

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Paralegal - Products Liability The candidate will provide support to attorneys and partners with research and preparation of pleadings, as well as daily assignments in relation to supporting active litigation matters and preparing for trial. Will report to the Regional Director of Administration. Assist attorneys in research and preparation of pleadings, as well as daily assignments, in relation to supporting active litigation matters and preparing for trial. Draft legal memoranda and correspondence. Organize and synthesize information through the preparation of summaries, chronologies, reports, spreadsheets, charts, logs and coding forms for input into databases, graphs and other usable formats - casts of characters, theme documents, mini-chronologies, expert summaries, medical and other literature searches and the like. Assist with discovery, particularly electronic discovery and the organization, management, collection and production of documents maintained in electronic databases. Conduct database searches and review medical records and client documents. Research validity of cases and statutes. Organize and prepare documents, exhibits, and other materials for use in discovery, hearings or trial. Assist in preparing court-filed documents and ensuring that filings are accurate, properly formatted and filed in a timely manner. Maintain and organize litigation files and case materials. Verify sources cited in legal documents. Ensure proper legal formatting and citation. Monitor and track litigation dockets and cases and correspond with attorneys regarding case status.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a four-year college degree in any discipline. Degree or certificate in Paralegal Studies a plus. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Should have strong research and investigative skills. Advanced computer and software skills (LexisNexis, Westlaw, Electronic Court Filing, PACER preferred) needed. Familiarity with federal, state and local rules/filing procedures preferred. Should be willing to accept ownership of projects and be successful in driving those projects, as well as daily tasks, to a successful conclusion. Flexibility for travel and overtime required.

Additional info

Send resume and cover letter including salary expectations and reference 'Paralegal-FP' in the subject line. No phone calls.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.
600 Campus Dr.
Florham Park, NJ 07932-1047