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Legal Staff Paralegal in Newark, NJ

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Company name

The ONeil Search Group

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


Newark, NJ

Posted on

Dec 07,2017

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Litigation Paralegal The candidate will conduct pre-claim investigation and initial case assessments. Will research and analyze law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions and legal codes to prepare legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, appeals, etc. for use by attorney. Maintain pleadings and discovery indexes. Organize exhibits, documents, evidence, briefs and appendices. Aid attorneys with interrogatories, requests for production, and requests for admissions and other discovery, General level of knowledge of court rules and procedures in New Jersey and New York state and federal courts. Extract, calculate, enter, and update due dates, case and docket information on CompuLaw database. Knowledge and competence in calendaring systems, electronic filing in state and federal courts, and web-based research skills are critical. File and retrieve pleadings manually and electronically. Trips to courts to file, retrieve and delivery courtesy copies of documents (trips to court on emergent basis). Serve as a liaison between the trial team and third parties such as witnesses, clients, vendors, experts and courtroom personnel. Conduct research using a variety of tools, including the accessing of private and public databases. Monitor cases and conduct research on litigants, as well as, coordinate with outside vendors to obtain publicly filed documents. Perform administrative duties (calendar hearings and deadlines, organize case files, manage logistics, etc.). Establish and maintain good working relations with court personnel including process servers and couriers. Serve as a backup to the Managing Clerk and will be responsible for special projects, as assigned, by the Managing Clerk.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have 10+ years of experience as a litigation paralegal. CompuLaw experience required (if not, CourtAlert Calendaring System or E-dockets are comparable) is needed. Working knowledge of the CPLR and FRCP is essential. Strong computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Outlook, Word, and Excel is advantageous. Must possess excellent communication and organizational skills. Must be comfortable working with a large volume of PDF documents.

Additional info

Job ID: 1905

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The ONeil Search Group
20 East 49th Street
4th Floor
New York City, NY 10017