Job Details

Litigation Paralegal

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jul 15, 2021

Valid Through

Oct 28, 2021

Posted on

Jun 21, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Santa Rosa, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Litigation Paralegal
Duties: Work closely with attorneys and team members to proactively oversee case management from inception through trial/settlement and post-trial/post-settlement. Draft, review, and revise legal documents. Maintain case files and update discovery logs and indices. Organize and maintain master documents, document lists, and document databases. Support and manage document productions. Assist with deposition and hearing preparation, including identifying and gathering exhibit documents and creating witness outlines. Cite-check briefs; draft and arrange for service of subpoenas; obtain case-related documents informally from third parties. Coordinate among vendors for litigation support services. Monitor pending decisions and conduct and summarize legal research. Assist with document review and coordinate with Litigation Support Group for back-end database management using Concordance, Disco, and other recognized review platforms. Perform litigation support duties such as Bates stamping exhibits, preparing spreadsheets and CDs, hyperlinking PDFs, reviewing litigation dockets, and ensuring that dates are calendared correctly. Satisfy an annual 1575 billable hour budget. Maintain composure and work efficiently and accurately during high-energy situations involving frequently changing circumstances; demonstrate excellent customer support; attend work on-site on a regular, punctual, and reliable schedule. Manage multiple problems and projects at once; work cordially, cooperatively, and productively with Firm employees; and perform other functions as assigned. Maintain a professional network and key resource contacts.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree. 3+ years of experience working as a paralegal with a law firm or in-house legal department; strong written and verbal communication skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite 2010. Ability to work and bill as a paralegal under Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code section 6450. Prior experience with Concordance (or other eDiscovery software), LiveNote, and Adobe Acrobat Pro XI. Strong legal research database skills and experience with Westlaw (preferred) and/or Lexis. Understanding and knowledge of legal procedures, rules of counsel, and local rules; experience with eDiscovery; strong organizational skills; ability to work well under stress; strong analytical thinking skills. Ability to work independently with little or no direction; and ability to effectively function in a team environment, including the ability to be open-minded, cordial, and cooperative with Firm employees. Demonstrated ability to maintain high ethical standards and strict confidentiality of all information that the employee may receive as a result of her or his role. Demonstrated ability to maintain and update skills as required by the position. Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints and within budget: Strong written and verbal skills; and Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate in person and by phone with a diverse group of attorneys, staff, and vendors to provide information with courtesy and tact.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong technical eDiscovery skills and understanding of litigation support; experience with Office 2016, including Excel and Word styles/macros; Prior experience using Trial Director; Trial experience; and experience with Casebook programs or other data management systems, and with iManage or other document management programs.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson, PLC
401 Mendocino Avenue
Suite 100
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Review:

"Firm that is really changing for the worse"

Current Employee - Reviewed on April 23, 2021

Pros : The firm is diverse, though it seems diversity is stressed only to the extent that can be used that as a marketing tool
Cons : The firm is solely focused on increasing rates which is impacting morale and client service decisions. One equity partner in an economically successful practice is detrimentally changing the core of the firm. Droves of female and parent aged associates have left. This is no longer a place that values working parents.
Approve of the CEO[?] : Yes
Recommend this employer to a friend? : Yes
Business outlook for the next 6 months? : up
Current or former employee? : Current Employee
Job type : Full time

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