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Legal Staff Paralegal in Los Angeles, CA

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Company name

Law Firm Staff

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Posted on

Mar 08,2018

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This mid-size firm has a nationally recognized law practice specializing in the areas of Estate Planning, Charitable and Non-Profit Organization Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Real Estate, Business Transactions and Tax Planning, and Commercial and Real Estate Litigation. It enjoys a national reputation for its expertise in estate and gift planning. The firm also engages in a broad real estate practice with clients from high-volume retailers to regional mall developers. Client contact is frequent and early, and salary is what you would expect at similar firms. The minimum billable hour requirements are average, but the environment of the firm is very conducive to either long hours or normal workdays. Litigation Paralegal Responsibilities: Conduct pre-claim investigation, legal research and initial case assessments. Draft pleadings, motions and appellate documents and file them with the court. Perform administrative duties (calendar hearings and deadlines, organize case files, and manage logistics. Maintain pleadings and discovery indexes. Organize exhibits, documents, evidence, briefs and appendices. Aid attorneys with interrogatories and other discovery requests. Gather relevant information from a variety of sources. Liaise between trial teams and internal/external third parties. Help with voir dire, jury selection and witnesses preparation. Provide assistance with case settlements.

Requirements: Paralegal associates degree or other relevant certification. Proven working experience as a litigation paralegal. Applicable knowledge of motions, discovery, evidence, litigation documentation, court rules and procedures. Highly organized with ability to juggle multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Strong writing and communication skills along with attention to detail. Extensive computer and database expertise.

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Law Firm Staff