Job Details

Litigation Assistant II

Company name

Earthjustice

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Aug 05,2018

Posted on

Aug 04,2018

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

New York City, NY
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Litigation Assistant II Responsibilities: Assist Northeast regional office attorneys and may help to provide back-up support for other Litigation Assistants. Maintain calendar of court and administrative deadlines in assigned cases; Organize and maintain case files; Conduct empirical research and provide analysis of facts related to potential and ongoing litigation; Perform data analysis, including geographic information; Help attorneys to optimize case management in compliance with deadlines; Participate in litigation team meetings and client meetings; Prepare forms and draft simple documents for courts and agencies; Assist with the preparation of affidavits, declarations, and motion papers; Finalize court and agency documents in accordance with legal rules, including: formatting, cite- checking (i.e., checking accuracy of quotations and citations; ensuring conformity of citations to legal style book and local norms), proofreading, copying, and binding; Serve and file final court and agency documents (electronically and in hard copy); Assist attorneys preparing for and appearing in court and administrative proceedings, including evidentiary hearings, trials, and oral arguments; and Provide general administrative assistance (organizing meetings, taking meeting minutes, updating litigation database, communications with agencies and courts, monitoring court rules, making travel arrangements, and other office tasks).

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience; 2+ years of experience as a litigation assistant or paralegal; Background in environmental law or policy a plus; Excellent editorial, proofreading, and computer skills (word processing, Adobe, databases and spreadsheets, ); Familiarity with basics of ArcGIS; Highly organized, with the ability to set priorities among multiple assignments, to meet deadlines, and to function effectively and calmly under pressure; Aware of and sensitive to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations; Interest in contributing to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences; Meticulous attention to detail and an unrelenting commitment to high professional standards; A can-do attitude, with an ability and willingness to dive into unfamiliar areas, such as when filing court papers in a new venue or compiling and analyzing scientific research in a new field; Flexibility, punctuality, reliability, and integrity; A team player, who willingly performs necessary tasks; Availability for occasional travel and work outside normal working hours.
Deadline: August 15

Additional info

Send Cover letter explaining qualifications and interest in working with resume. Send application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Earthjustice
156 William Street
Suite 800
New York City, NY 10038

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