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Organization TypeLaw Firm
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
Paralegal Responsibilities: Organizes, manages and updates client files/pleadings (electronic and paper copies). Reviews and analyzes client files, data and documents to assist in the investigation of facts and allegations involved in discovery. Assists with preparing documents for production and witness files to be used at depositions or trial. Drafts, edits and proofreads cover letters, administrative memos, and Word documents. Provides data entry support on litigation databases and Excel spreadsheets. Performs searches in various litigation databases. Assists with document collections at client sites. Assists in the maintenance of practice group document libraries. Schedules and tracks depositions, filing deadlines, etc. Indexes and summarizes documents and depositions. Coordinates discovery and/or filings with courts or government agencies. Performs basic legal and factual research (including electronic and paper copies). Assists with creation of privilege logs. Prepares trial, witness or briefing notebooks (electronic and paper copies). Assists at hearings, trials and/or client meetings. Provides direction and guidance to project assistants assigned to case team.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Bachelorâ€™s Degree. Equivalent training and experience may substitute for education. 1+ year of increasingly responsible, directly related experience during which knowledge, skills and abilities applicable to the position were demonstrated. Paralegals are assigned to one of the many practice groups within the firm, where they will use their current skills and acquire new ones to complete tasks that are invaluable in the support of work performed for clients of the firm. A minimum billing requirement of 1600 hours per year. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing with attorneys, staff and external contacts. Ability to provide quality client service to both internal and external contacts, regarding matters of a routine nature requiring ordinary tact and courtesy. Ability to organize and prioritize work in a dynamic and complex environment to meet deadlines and daily requirements. Ability to apply technical knowledge or guidance, analyze and interpret data from several sources, solve problems by applying precedent or extrapolating from previous experience. Moderate knowledge of relevant area of law (e.g. litigation, IP, environmental). Basic knowledge and skills to cite check under the supervision of a more senior paralegal. Strong attention to detail, including superior spelling and grammar. Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and with others in a cooperative manner to accomplish position functions and participate in team efforts. Basic knowledge of Ringtail, LiveNote and Summation. Must have the interpersonal skills necessary to communicate information with tact and courtesy as well as follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, lawyers and staff. Demonstrated basic knowledge of MS suite of products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Basic knowledge of records management. Moderate typing skills.
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