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Legal Staff Paralegal in Phoenix, AZ

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Company name

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required

Location

USA Phoenix, AZ

Posted on

Jul 22,2018

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Litigation Paralegal Responsibilities: Prepare pleadings and other legal documents, correspondence, and exhibits, format and proof. Assist in the preparation of legal memoranda, cite-check, apply Blue Book rules, format and proof. Gather facts, documents, and evidence to assist in the initiation of legal action or motion practice. Assist with discovery requests and responses; conduct document searches; organize documents and coordinate document productions, including bates-stamping, redaction, production logs, and e‑discovery. Maintain and search databases. Work with clients and class members to gather and convey information. Work with clients and medical providers to obtain medical records; review and cull pertinent information from the records; coordinate with third party payors. Prepare materials for oral arguments. Prepare for trials; organize exhibits, witness materials, the trial notebook, and all other supporting documents; coordinate trial logistics. Assist with appellate briefs and appendices, cite-check, apply Blue Book rules, format and proof. Perform administrative functions such as assist in maintaining a paperless office by scanning and filing documents in document management system; perform word processing functions, perform filing, efiling, service and mailing of pleadings, documents, correspondence and courtesy copies; prepare expense reports; enter timesheets; book travel; calendar court deadlines, conferences and travel.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or paralegal certificate preferred with 3-5 years’ litigation experience as a litigation paralegal. Understands complex legal concepts and terminology. Knowledge of the rules regulating paralegals/legal assistants. In-depth knowledge of Arizona court rules and procedures, and the skills to find and understand those in other jurisdictions. Knowledge of Arizona ECF and AZTurboCourt efiling systems, and the ability to learn efiling systems in other jurisdictions. Ability to perform legal research using LexisNexis or Westlaw. Ability to draft pleadings and discovery. Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize workload, and adapt to changing priorities. Ability to follow written and verbal instructions. Ability to perform under tight deadlines and maintain patience in high pressure situations. Strong working knowledge of advanced functions of Microsoft Office (including Word, Outlook and Excel) and Adobe. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning, verbal and written communication skills. Must manage highly confidential information with professionalism and unquestionable integrity.

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Hiring Coordinator
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
2425 East Camelback Road
Suite 650
Phoenix, AZ 85016