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Organization TypeLaw Firm
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
Paralegal The candidate 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
The candidate requires a Bachelorâ€™s Degree. Equivalent training and experience may substitute for education. The position requires 1 year of increasingly responsible, directly related experience during which knowledge, skills and abilities applicable to the position were demonstrated. Must have moderate knowledge of relevant area of law (e.g. litigation, IP, environmental). Should have basic knowledge and skills to cite check under the supervision of a more senior paralegal. Must have basic knowledge of Ringtail, LiveNote and Summation. Demonstrated basic knowledge of MS suite of products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access are needed.
Ability: Demonstrated 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. Demonstrated 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. Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and with others in a cooperative manner to accomplish position functions and participate in team efforts.
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