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Temporary In-House Litigation Paralegal The candidate will act as a liaison between in-house counsel, outside counsel and affiliate companies. Will conduct case assessments. Respond to third party inquires and subpoenas. Oversee discovery responses, updates, and deadlines. Gather and compile case materials. Draft and revise correspondence and other litigation documents. Interview clients for relevant case information. Conduct research and resolve routine legal questions under the direction of an attorney. Perform diverse and complex legal tasks within specialty area to best serve business needs. Provide training and reports relating to specialty area to employees, outside counsel, governmental agencies and third parties. Negotiate with and direct outside entities, which may include outside counsel, local and international governmental agencies (including law enforcements), representatives of other companies within the industry, trade associations and other parties as needed. Research parties as needed. Recommend and work on improvements to company practices and processes. Attend mediations, court conferences and trials. Ensure compliance with corporate reporting requirements. Identify, and assist in coordinating interaction with, witnesses, document custodians, consultants and experts. Educate outside counsel on corporate relationships, product information, and company logistics. Accept service of legal documents and ensure that proper service of legal documents has been effected for various corporate entities Duties specifically relating to discovery include: overseeing collection of records and other information for dissemination to outside counsel; reviewing complaints/subpoenas to identify pertinent document categories to preserve; drafting and issuing document hold notices to proper entities; providing guidance to Records Managers; fielding inquiries from notice recipients; considering privilege issues; ensuring timely responses to discovery/subpoena demands; ensuring appropriate timing for release of hold notices; and ensuring database decommission occurs, when appropriate, as matters are resolved. Work with matter management and electronic document systems (such as Law Manager and iManage systems) to ensure case status and documentation is updated in a timely fashion. Analyze outside counsel and vendor bills, ensure adherence by outside counsel to billing and budget requirements and conduct audits to invoices to identify non-compliance with billing guidelines and enforce reductions. Review and monitor case budgets, including analysis of budget as against spend. Draft and prepare complex legal documents, correspondence and pleadings related to litigation and non-litigation matters.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have an Associateâ€™s Degree or a Paralegal certification. A Bachelorâ€™s Degree is preferred. Should have 6+ years of experience as a litigation paralegal or as a paralegal in a Corporate Law Department. Experience with third party subpoenas, including employment subpoenas, is preferred. Experience with e-Discovery is required; experience specifically with â€œRelativityâ€ eDiscovery database is preferred. Experience with matter Management Systems (such as Law Manager, Team Connect, iManage, FileSite) is preferred. Database systems experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook and Excel) is required. Excellent writing, verbal and interpersonal communications skills are required. A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail is required.
Job Reference #: US334ELT_BH1384227. Send a resume.
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