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Years of Experience
Litigation Paralegal Duties: Provides support to attorneys in the daily management of multiple complex matters for numerous clients. E-Discovery and Document Management Perform bates-stamping, redaction, deduplication and indexing of documents. Maintain files which are organized chronologically, numerically and/or by subject matter. Interface with vendors on all aspects of electronic and hardcopy productions. Work closely with attorneys to categorize documents by subject matter, prepare a chronology of facts and create production charts. Expertise with some of the tools such as eDiscovery Point, Relativity and Driven One. Familiarity with use of Technology-assisted review options and forensically sound collection techniques. Familiarity with document production standards and the Federal Rules of Evidence. Searching and Research Maintain internal case files, run key word searches on internal and external document databases, collect relevant information from a variety of resources such as newspapers, magazines, libraries, and other online resources. Perform legal research using Lexis and Westlaw. Prepare summaries of research results. Perform factual research. Have broad understanding of strengths and weaknesses of online databases including Courtlink, Law360, Law.com, ITA Law, UN Treaty Collection, Kluwers, Edgar, Thomas, Monitor Suite, and Worldcat among others. Pre-trial Motions Practice and Depositions Identify and consolidate documents relevant to deponents and witnesses, create witness binders, organize and handle exhibits during the proceeding, and digest transcripts. Perform blue booking, cite-checking, and shepardizing, proofread/edit pleadings and assist with motion filing, as needed. Maintain litigation calendars and have sufficient knowledge of federal, state and local rules of procedure. Cite-checking proficiency is required. Experience with e-filing in both state and federal courts. Case Management Oversee the management of the matter file from inception through resolution. Oversee the organization of documents as they are received and created, order transcripts from reporting services, monitor case activity using PACER and Courtlink, and liaise with outside counsel and others to coordinate document productions, filings, and information exchange. Responsible for outsourcing duplication/photocopying projects to reliable vendors. Trial Practice Organize exhibits, files and all other supporting documents using TimeMap, LiveNote, SharePoint, and other case management software. Coordinate trial set-up and logistics, assist attorneys in the courtroom by taking notes and handling exhibits, assist in the preparation of witness testimony and serve as liaison among trial attorneys, Litigation Support and other support staff.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year accredited college or university and 4+ years related litigation experience and/or training. Trial experience is essential. Large firm experience preferred. Experience in International Arbitration is preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, CaseNotebook and Relativity. Must be proficient with Bluebook and cite-checking. Proficient (or stronger) in Spanish. Ability to read and interpret legal documents. Ability to write in a succinct, legal style and to speak effectively before groups of clients and/or employees of the firm.
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