Job Details

Paralegal - Litigation

Company name

The Southern Poverty Law Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Valid Through

Nov 13, 2020

Posted on

Jul 31, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


New Orleans, LA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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legal – Litigation
The candidate will provide litigation support to Legal Team. Will be able to multi-task and maintain a high level of organization in a fast-paced environment; excel working both as a team member and independently on projects; demonstrate good written and oral communication skills; demonstrate resilience, creativity, and flexibility; and have a demonstrated ability to quickly learn and integrate new information and skills. Also assist with research related to litigation/legal case development and/or the issues related to the general mission of the Center. Primary Job Functions: Assist attorneys with case management and support including substantial document management; Conduct research related to litigation/legal case development (i.e. verify evidence and investigate facts of case including to searching news media, scholarly journals, Westlaw, Accurint, PACER, and internet sources); Manage litigation support projects including other team members as necessary; Prepare and organize information, notes, and research memos; Assist with field investigations, discovery and trial preparation; Prepare exhibits for depositions, hearings, and trial; Maintain case files and manage case documents in paper files as well as in Time Matters and litigation management and review databases; Maintain pleadings and correspondence files and handle client correspondence as needed; Check legal forms and documents for accuracy; Research court rules and procedures and communicate these to attorneys to ensure accuracy of filings and non-rejection by courts; Draft and /or assist with preparation of legal documents for filing and service; Communicate with witnesses, clients and others in person and over the phone as required; Handle settlement administration as needed; Summarize deposition transcripts, discovery documents and client records; Coordinate with court reporters and others to arrange for depositions; Coordinate arrangement for service of subpoenas and summonses; Assist with electronic filings of case pleadings; Maintain docketing/calendaring of case deadlines; Assist in drafting requests for public records/information, as well as analyzing and organizing responses to such requests; Assist with training and administration of litigation software and legal research database use; Assist with special projects as needed; and Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have 3 years of paralegal or legal research experience. Paralegal Certificate desired. Excellent computer skills required; must be highly proficient in word processing, spreadsheet and database programs. Should have knowledge of litigation software (i.e. document and time management software, document review platforms, e-discovery processing software) and legal & research databases (i.e. Westlaw and PACER preferred); and Knowledge of filing procedures and requirements for various courts, including state, federal and courts of appeal, and experience researching court. Must have continual attention-to-detail in composing, typing, and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines. Should poossess strong research skills. Must have excellent analytical and writing skills. Should have excellent problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills; should have ability to manage litigation support projects, cases and support multiple team members as necessary.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104

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