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Paralegal The candidate will support attorneys in the various aspects of litigation related to case preparation, management, and execution. Will obtain, review, analyze, and summarize legal documentation pertaining to cases. Schedule depositions and other meetings with clients, witnesses, experts, opposing counsel, court reporters and others. Identify, locate, interview, and evaluate potential experts and sends expert packages to parties for review. Track requests for documents and regularly follow up on progress of receipt. Regularly review files and work to move cases forward. Document files and update clients when necessary regarding status of case. Participate in all aspects of discovery and file or trial preparation as required by supervisor. May draft legal documents such as answers, jury demands, interrogatories, and responses. Maintain an expert database and research opposing counsel's experts. Make travel arrangements and provide directions and other necessary information to attorney. Perform research pertaining to legal issues and precedents related to particular cases. File documents with the various courts. Perform clerical duties such as typing and filing to the extent required to produce work product or assure proper organization of case files. Enter billable time into computer on a daily basis. Meet a minimum billing requirement of 140 hours per month (1680 per year). Perform non-billable functions, including participating on strategic committees, assisting in seminar development, assisting with production of presentations, mentoring and training new employees. Ensure all functions are performed in exact accordance with applicable client guidelines. Remain flexible and open to requests for support or assistance outside of the scope of this job description and to other duties as directed by the Management team. Work may also require traveling to offsite locations for the collection of records and information or filing of documents with courts, therefore work may require driving. Should have knowledge of legal principles and practices in order to assume responsibility of providing support for attorney team members in case management and information gathering at a level normally acquired through completion of an Associate's degree or certified paralegal education. Knowledge of the various courts, their rules and filing requirements required. Accurate typing ability of 45 wpm and comprehensive computer and office equipment experience needed. Under certain circumstances the firm may substitute experience for educational requirements and vice versa.
Ref. #: PARAL01344
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