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Paralegal The candidate will provide paralegal support for two or more attorneys in the Litigation division - specifically the section which handles correctional law litigation. Will assist in the discovery phase of litigation. Process discovery requests directed to clients and prepare interrogatories, discovery requests and subpoenas; contact clients or liaisons to obtain documents and responses to discovery; keep track of due dates and prepare discovery-related motions. Identify, collect and prepare evidentiary materials in support of motions for summary judgment or habeas corpus responses, including affidavits and documentary evidence, at the direction of the assigned attorney. Legal research if requested. Assist in trial preparation, as required. Provide administrative support to attorneys in the Litigation Division, as needed and assigned by supervising attorney, Section Chief. Answer telephones; type and copy correspondence, pleadings, and legal documents for filing in state or federal courts; docket pleadings and other documents; maintain calendars of attorney due dates; open and close cases; maintain files; and obtain case information upon request from court personnel and opposing counsel.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Paralegal degree or equivalent work experience. Strong writing skills are required. Should have proficient computer skills required to include, MS Word, Excel, Time Matters, e-discovery software and various case management tools. Familiarity with civil discovery process, including knowledge of the various forms of discovery and appropriate objections needed. Should have familiarity with summary judgment process, including admissibility of evidence.
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