Job Details

Paralegal Products Liability

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Location

Florham Park, NJ

Date Last Verified

Apr 24,2018

Posted on

Apr 12,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Product Liability and Mass Torts
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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

Review:

"A Decent Place to Work That Values Work and Life Balance"

Current Employee - Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Try to make connections with senior members of the firm by doing good work and not getting caught up in the politics of the firm. It's up to you to a large degree to make your own way in seeking out more responsibility and getting noticed for your work. This can help you gain promotions and a higher salary.

Pros : The work atmosphere is pretty laid back, especially for a law firm and the partners respect that employees have lives away from work. The pay is pretty good and the clients are good ones to work with.
Cons : The firm is lacking in organization in some areas and there is a fair amount of turnover. The non-lawyer staff is not always treated well. Politics plays too much of a part in the running of the firm, which is detrimental to the operations of the firm.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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