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Legal Staff Paralegal in New Orleans, LA

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Company name

The Southern Poverty Law Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Criminal Law

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


USA New Orleans, LA

Date Last Verified

Sep 17,2018

Posted on

Jul 05,2018

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Paralegal - Criminal Justice Reform The candidate assist attorneys with case management and support including substantial document management. Will conduct research related to litigation/legal case development (i.e. verify evidence and investigate facts of case including but not limited to searching news media, scholarly journals, Westlaw, Accurint, Pacer, and internet sources). Prepare and organize information, notes, and research memos. Assist with field investigations, discovery and trial preparation. Prepare exhibits for depositions, hearings, and trial. Maintain case files and manage case documents in paper files as well as in Time Matters and litigation management and review databases. Maintain pleadings and correspondence files and handle client correspondence as needed. Check legal forms and documents for accuracy. Research court rules and procedures and communicate these to attorneys to ensure accuracy of filings and non-rejection by courts. Draft and /or assist with preparation of legal documents for filing and service. Communicate with witnesses, clients and others in person and over the phone as required. Handle settlement administration as needed. Summarize deposition transcripts, discovery documents and client records. Coordinate with court reporters and others to arrange for depositions. Coordinate arrangement for service of subpoenas and summonses. Assist with electronic filings of case pleadings. Maintain docketing/calendaring of case deadlines. Assist in drafting requests for public records/information, as well as analyzing and organizing responses to such requests. Assist with training and administration of litigation software and legal research database use. Assist with special projects as needed. College degree or equivalent work experience is essential. Paralegal Certificate is preferred. Strong research skills are required. Should have 5+ years of paralegal or legal research experience. Excellent analytical and writing skills are required. Excellent problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills are required. Excellent computer skills required; must be highly proficient in word processing, spreadsheet and database programs are needed. Knowledge of litigation software (i.e. Time Matters, Summation, Escan -it) and legal & research databases (i.e. WestNext, Westlaw, Pacer preferred) is needed. Knowledge of filing procedures and requirements for various courts, including state, federal and courts of appeal, and experience researching court rules is essential. Spanish language ability is preferred.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104