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Litigation Paralegal

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Date Last Verified

May 18,2018

Posted on

May 16,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Labor & Employment
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Litigation Paralegal Duties: Organize, index and compile documents in formats useful for case management; maintain document collections and productions in electronic databases. Prepare and maintain production, privilege and redaction logs; assist attorneys in initial review of documents for responsiveness and privilege status. Create and maintain deposition transcripts, deposition exhibits and document productions in a variety of databases, including TextMap, CaseMap, and Relativity. Coordinate all aspects of document productions including Bates numbering, protective order or confidential information administration, submission/service via electronic media, etc. Help develop cases by maintaining contact with people involved in the case; scheduling depositions; preparing summonses and drafting complaints; preparing and responding to discovery requests; generating status reports; and coordinating document review with experts. Coordinate all aspects of third-party discovery, including drafting subpoenas, coordinating service of subpoenas, and working with third-party vendors to obtain responsive documents. Perform legal and non-legal research on the internet, Lexis or Westlaw. Confirm court rules and filing requirements, in state and federal matters, in California and other jurisdictions. Bluebook, Shepardize, cite check, proofread and edit documents. Assist with trial preparation and attend trial; prepare and compile key trial documents; assist with case calendar of relevant due dates; set up work spaces for trial, locally or remotely (arrange for vendors, equipment, telephone, supplies, etc); maintain trial exhibits and update exhibit list as exhibits are added or admitted; assist with documents being filed before, during and after trial; assist with presentation of materials at trial; and coordinate scheduling with clients and experts.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required. Paralegal Certificate preferred. Strong experience in litigation is required; experience in employment litigation (which could include wage & hour, wrongful termination, harassment or discrimination matters) is preferred. High level competence in Microsoft Programs (Excel, Word, Outlook). Proficiency with Sanction, TrialDirector or other similar trial presentation applications. Familiarity with Carpe Diem or similar time entry software, FileSite or similar document management systems. Familiarity with litigation databases such as TextMap, CaseMap, Relativity or Concordance. Legal citation and legal terminology expertise. . Strong organizational skills and ability to pay very close attention to detail. Strong customer service orientation. Excellent grammatical skills. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, as appropriate for the needs of the audience (clients, internal and external resources). Work well under pressure and remain flexible to changing priorities. Multi-task successfully in a fast-paced work environment, in order to meet competing deadlines. Problem solve, think independently and follow-through on projects with minimal supervision. Work effectively within a team. Prioritize and meet the demands of multiple attorney assignments. Organize, prioritize and manage numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints. Produce high-quality word processing documents following Firm standards. Accurately revise, proofread and perform minor editing (punctuation, grammar, spelling) of correspondence and other documents. Follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys and staff and provide information in a courteous and tactful manner. Organize and maintain filing. Work overtime as needed to perform essential duties of the position. Take initiative in support of attorneys and other legal staff. Exhibit office appropriate behavior and dress. Good attendance and punctuality. Must be flexible to travel and work overtime, and to assist other practice groups when needed. Work closely with Records Management to facilitate organization and indexing of client materials in accordance with Firm’s Records Management procedures; arrange case room space through Records Management, and war room space. Draft routine correspondence, memoranda and other documents for attorney review

Additional info

Ref. 180209

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
333 South Hope Street
Suite 3900
Los Angeles, CA 90071-1406

Review:

"To be honest, it's not a great place to work. I've since gone to a better firm, so I figure I'll go ahead and write up a review as a former employee."

Former Employee - Reviewed on December 18, 2017

What I would recommend to anyone who may be reading this that is working for the law firm. Do whatever you can to change the pay scale and salary increase reviews to be one in which merit is considered rather than an employee's popularity.

Pros : Let's start with the good stuff. Everyone worked well as a group. We communicated throughout the firm when we had issues. We shared resources and I truly felt that we all scared about helping each other. We all wanted to see each other shine.
Cons : However, there was a lot of favoritism which led me to leave the firm. Advancements and salary increases weren't due to qualification, experience, or even how well we did in the past year. People were given salary increases greater than others just due to being a favorite of the head management. It was all politics over there. I wasn't as charismatic and personable as others, yet I was able to complete my job with flying colors. But because I wasn't as popular as others - I didn't receive great advancements in my pay.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee

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