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Litigation Paralegal

Company name

Law Firm Staff

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Posted on

Jul 30,2018

Location

Los Angeles, CA
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This is one of the largest firms in the State of California. We met a hiring authority of this firm for lunch recently, and because this individual did not know us, we were seated at the table next to them. We did not talk to them for over an hour of waiting time, until we discovered that the hostess had forgotten to seat us together, and had seated us a table apart. Needless to say, we both got a good laugh out of that. This firm is very strong in most of its practice areas, including litigation, labor and banking work. Some of the more distinguished litigators in the State of California call this firm their home. The management of this firm is also awfully good and has managed to stay small despite the proliferation of massive management committees at other large law firms. Associates at this firm also seem to fraternize together quite well. One recently held a "keg party" at his home for other associates and there was a large and enthusiastic turnout. This is a real quality of life law firm, and the people here seem to enjoy their lives both at and outside of work. Not surprisingly, a firm of this caliber is able to attract top attorneys of all backgrounds and has managed to remain fairly selective in its hiring. We also like the diversity of this firm and its people. Finally, we think the associates working here tend to be quite "chatty," and the partners even seem this way too. We like chatting because we talk on the phone for a living so this firm gets thumbs up from us. This is the ideal spot for bright, ambitious attorneys with solid work experience and outstanding academic achievements. Litigation Paralegal Candidate will function as key support at trial and with trial preparation, as well as on discovery issues. Will work as part of a team with all levels of experiences as well as independently. Will include: Preparing and tracking trial exhibits and trial exhibit lists. Taking lead on and handling logistical issues at trial, such as bringing exhibits in and out of the court room, preparing direct-exam and cross-exam binders, coordinating witnesses and coordinating travel, accommodation and meals. Responding to document requests, coordinating document review, and working in an electronic review platform like relativity. Perform electronic filings on pacer/ECF. Organize pleadings, filings, discovery, and other case documents on electronic document management system. Maintain case calendar, deadlines, and other status information, and communicate regularly with attorneys regarding same. Cite-check briefs to be filed in court (familiar with blue book rules). Enter time, and promptly submit expense reports and vendor invoices.

Qualifications: Paralegal Certificate with 5+ years' experience as a Litigation Paralegal required. Having the ability to think and act independently in addition to being an articulate, organized team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills are key in this role. Prior trial experience, with knowledge of intellectual property litigation. A solid understanding of civil litigation procedure in California, especially federal, including FRCP, district court standing orders required. High proficiency in MS suite, specifically word, PowerPoint and Outlook and Adobe Acrobat.

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Law Firm Staff

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