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Litigation Paralegal

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff


Boston, MA

Date Last Verified

Mar 15,2018

Posted on

Feb 28,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Litigation Paralegal work closely with practice group attorneys to serve clients in multiple functions across various areas of litigation law. Assist with all aspects of discovery, including organizing documents, maintaining electronic databases and coordinating document productions, Bates-stamping, redaction, duplication and indexing of documents. Position will work with Practice Support and e-Discovery groups on electronic productions. As directed, categorize documents by subject matter, prepare chronologies, create key document files. Conduct factual research, including performing initial case assessments and document searches; creating and maintaining internal case databases; running searches on internal and external document databases and systems, as needed; culling relevant information from a variety of resources such as newspapers, magazines, libraries, case documents and trade associations. Research various aspects of the case for purposes of discovery, including requesting admissions and production, and factual legal research. Draft various initial pleadings, including answers, document requests and responses, interrogatories and other discovery, summons and affidavits. Prepare witness and matter materials for case preparation. Organize interview memos, digests and other relevant documents for attorney review and case preparation. Locate and interview witnesses, and assist in preparing selected witnesses for trial. Assist attorneys in preparation for depositions, gather and prepare documents, organize exhibits, take notes and handle exhibits during the deposition, digest transcripts. Assist with hearing and motion practice, including assembling all relevant documents, proofreading papers, organizing exhibits and creating document indices in the preparation of motion filing. File all pleading and documents with courts and agencies, including organizing briefs, exhibits and appendices as well as ensuring proper compliance with notification rules, distribution of files and courtesy copies. Identifying and contacting experts who may help in a case. Assist with trial preparation and trials. Organize exhibits, files and all other supporting documents, coordinate trial set-up and logistics. As requested, assist attorneys in the courtroom by taking notes, handling exhibits, and marking documents referred to by counsel. Operate trial support software.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate required. Ability to learn internal firm related client technologies, software and web-sites; manage and maintain clients sites, group collaboration sites and calendaring sites; and, contribute to improving functionality of technology. Exceptional organizational and investigative skills; a self-starter; highly motivated; adaptable; flexible; detail-oriented worker; able to prioritize deadlines. Excellent communication skills, including listening skills, and writing skills. Experience with all aspects of litigation including factual research; discovery; drafting notices, correspondence, pleadings, motions, orders, discovery responses; witness preparation; depositions; filing in state and federal court; trial preparation and trials. Strong familiarity with document review and tagging databases such as Ringtail, Relativity, and other online versions of e-discovery tools. Experience with Trial Director, TextMap and CaseMap. Ability to use Lexis, Westlaw, PACER, and other online sources for public document searches and case law preferred. Ability to conduct research on court rules and state statutes. Ability to cite-check and Blue Book legal briefs and pleadings. Ability to prepare exhibits and demonstratives for depositions and trial. Experience e-filing and manual filing legal pleadings. Strong ability to work independently and follow-through on projects with minimal supervision. Ability to work well under pressure and remain flexible to changing priorities. Flexibility to work beyond standard business hours. Strong customer service orientation. High level of experience with all Microsoft Office programs.

Additional info

Ref. 180086

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seaport East
Two Seaport Lane, Suite 300
Boston, MA 02210-2028


"To be honest, it's not a great place to work. I've since gone to a better firm, so I figure I'll go ahead and write up a review as a former employee."

Former Employee - Reviewed on December 18, 2017

What I would recommend to anyone who may be reading this that is working for the law firm. Do whatever you can to change the pay scale and salary increase reviews to be one in which merit is considered rather than an employee's popularity.

Pros : Let's start with the good stuff. Everyone worked well as a group. We communicated throughout the firm when we had issues. We shared resources and I truly felt that we all scared about helping each other. We all wanted to see each other shine.
Cons : However, there was a lot of favoritism which led me to leave the firm. Advancements and salary increases weren't due to qualification, experience, or even how well we did in the past year. People were given salary increases greater than others just due to being a favorite of the head management. It was all politics over there. I wasn't as charismatic and personable as others, yet I was able to complete my job with flying colors. But because I wasn't as popular as others - I didn't receive great advancements in my pay.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee

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