Job Details

Paralegal - Employment Litigation

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


Oakland, CA

Date Last Verified

Feb 01,2018

Posted on

Jan 31,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Labor & Employment
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Paralegal - Employment Litigation The candidate will support partners and associates in this group, and will play a key role in maintaining and driving workflow. May be responsible for: Gathering documents for review; responding to subpoenas, agency charges, and employment litigation matters; Preparing strong, factually accurate case summaries, position statements, witness lists, legal hold memoranda, and other legal documents; Assisting with witness preparation for testimony and responding to formal discovery requests; Interacting professionally with clients, and federal, state, and local agencies; Conducting legal and factual research with respect to labor and employment law matters; Assisting attorneys in preparation and delivery of training on labor and employment and human resources matters; Proving other support to attorneys with respect to litigation and administrative proceedings; Working under the direction of an attorney to assess and resolve routine legal issues; Calendaring, tracking and meeting all case deadlines; and Working on special projects and other matters as requested. Should preferably have a bachelor’s degree and 7+ years’ experience as a certified paralegal with employment and litigation experience. Must be a team player, have excellent interpersonal skills, and be able to tactfully work with clients. Strong computer skills including proficiency in the suite of Microsoft Office products and document management systems are a requirement for this role.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Donahue Fitzgerald LLP
1999 Harrison Street
25th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612


"A Good Business Firm "

Current Employee - Reviewed on July 28, 2017

I would encourage people to not gossip so much in the office. While admittedly some of the industry gossip was interesting it could be distracting. I would also hire an extra IT person or two. It would help keep the computers running making everyone work better.

Pros : I have worked on a lot of interesting cases. The work is challenging and there is some expectation of being independent. I liked that aspect and have really thrived. Even though there is an expectation of experienced attorneys being independent, junior associates are mentored well.
Cons : Sometimes the gossip got out of hand. A lot of it was industry gossip but I found it annoying at times even if I contributed to it. Also the IT support can be lackluster which can slow down workflow.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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