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Organization TypeLaw Firm
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileParalegal/Legal Assistant Duties: Organize documents and coordinate document productions. Conduct the Bates-stamping, redaction, duplication and indexing of documents. Set up and maintain files which are organized chronologically, numerically and/or by subject matter. Work with Litigation Support Specialist on electronic productions. Under the guidance of an attorney, categorize documents by subject matter, prepare a chronology of facts and create production charts. Conduct various document searches and factual research. Create and maintain internal case databases, run searches on internal and external document databases and systems, cull relevant information from a variety of resources such as newspapers, magazines, legal subscription services, libraries, case documents and trade associations. Prepare witness and matter materials for case preparation. Organize interview memos, digests and other relevant documents for attorney review and case preparation. Prepare for and attend depositions. Under attorney supervision, gather and prepare documents relevant to the deponent, organize exhibits, take notes and handle exhibits during the deposition and digest transcripts to summarize highlights of a proceeding. Motion practice. Pull relevant documents, proofread papers, organize exhibits and create document indices in the preparation of motion filing. Court filings. Work with attorneys in the preparation and filing of all court documents. Create, bind and distribute both file and courtesy copies. Organize the briefs, exhibits and appendices. Take ownership over litigation filing process, including knowledge of and compliance with electronic and other filing requirements, maintenance of electronic litigation files, and keeping client contact up to date with file copies. Act as liaison among various internal departments as well as with outside agencies. Oversee the progress of documents through litigation support departments, order transcripts from reporting services and fulfill requests from outside counsel and others. Maintenance of and ownership over litigation dockets. Have primary responsibility over maintenance of dockets for litigation and other matters for assigned attorneys, including developing and using procedures to ensure that attorneys are aware of and satisfy all filing and other deadlines. Excel Spreadsheet analytical work. Have extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Excel to perform analytical work using spreadsheets and formulas. Operates standard office equipment, including a personal computer, copiers, scanners, facsimile, and telephone. Prepares error-free correspondence, memoranda and other legal documents from written and oral drafts; drafts correspondence and other documents required by or related to the litigation process, other client matters, or any other attorney-requested item; understands specialty areas of practice (Employment Litigation) and is capable of attaching appropriate enclosures for specialty area without the need for supervision. Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint. Reviews completed documents thoroughly to check for errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation and formatting. May open, sort, date and scan incoming mail and/or faxes. Ensures that outgoing mail is timely delivered. If necessary, routes mail to specific delivery service and follows up on timely delivery. Establishes and maintains calendar and deadline reminder systems; utilizes master calendar system. Has ownership over ensuring assigned attorneys’ calendars up to date and attorneys are reminded accordingly. Anticipates needs of assigned attorneys. Opens new files, prepares and collects conflict of interest checks, and maintains client and general files. Conducts periodic review for possible storage of closed files; prepares files for closed storage. May receive clients and visitors; maintains exceptional public relations with clients, potential clients, and attorneys and staff from other firm offices; observes confidentiality of attorney-client relationship. Makes client- and business-related appointments for attorneys upon request. Coordinates attorney travel schedules and takes ownership over ensuring timely submitting of expense reimbursement requests related to travel. Inputs attorney time for time and billing purposes on a daily basis. Assists attorneys in any other work-related ways that allows attorneys to concentrate on client matters and client development, including anticipating those needs.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: 3+ years of experience as a civil litigation paralegal in a mid-size or large law firm and 1+ year of experience working as a legal assistant. Experience with employment law firm a plus. Must have general understanding of federal and state court rules, forms, processes, and procedures relating to discovery. Must possess excellent research skills, including knowledge of electronic search technology and litigation databases. Must be extremely detail-oriented and capable of consistently producing error-free work product for exacting attorneys. Must have strong communication, organizational, and multi-tasking skills and be a “self-starter.” Exceptional customer service skills to anticipate and satisfy attorney’s administrative needs. Need to be available and able to work overtime as required.
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
4100 Monument Corner Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-8609
Current Employee - Reviewed on July 21, 2017
There needs to be a pay review to raise pay levels to the level of other firms in the area so that talented people will stay on."Pros : Excellent open door and hands on policy allowed me to interact with attorneys and learn on a hands-on basis. Flexible schedules and work from home opportunities make the firm a great choice for me as a parent so I would not miss events with my children. A great work-life balance with friendly and interactive senior partners made the firm a happy and fun environment.