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Organization TypeLaw Firm
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileParalegal – Commercial Litigation Duties: Provide support to attorneys and partners with research and preparation of pleadings as well as daily assignments in relation to supporting active litigation matters and preparing for trial. Assist attorneys in research and preparation of pleadings as well as daily assignments in relation to supporting active litigation matters and preparing for trial. Draft legal memoranda and correspondence. Organize and synthesize information through the preparation of summaries, chronologies, reports, spreadsheets, charts, logs, and coding forms for input into databases, graphs and other usable formats – casts of characters, theme documents, mini-chronologies, expert summaries, medical and other literature searches and the like. Assist with discovery, particularly electronic discovery and the organization, management, collection, and production of documents maintained in electronic databases. Conduct database searches and review medical records and client documents. Research validity of cases and statutes. Organize and prepare documents, exhibits, and other materials for use in discovery, hearings, or trial. Assist in preparing court filed documents and ensuring that filings are accurate, properly formatted and timely filed. Maintain and organize litigation files and case materials. Verify sources cited in legal documents. Ensure proper legal formatting and citation. Monitor and track litigation dockets and cases and correspond with attorneys regarding case status.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: 4 year college degree in any discipline. Degree or certificate in Paralegal Studies is preferred. Previous work experience in a law firm as a paralegal is required. Prior trial support experience preferred. 5+ years’ experience as a Litigation Paralegal. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong research and investigative skills. Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.). Proficient working with LexisNexis, Westlaw, Electronic Court Filing and PACER. Ability to take initiative and be proactive. Ability to work with a team as well as independently with minimal supervision. Familiarity with federal, state and local rules/filing procedures preferred. Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail. Strong interpersonal skills with ability to build strong relationships. Accepts ownership of projects and is successful in driving projects, as well as daily tasks, to a successful conclusion. Ability to adjust and adapt quickly to changing situations. Ability to work with detailed information accurately and efficiently. Able to maintain confidentiality. Ability to interact with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism. Exhibits clear and concise telephone and email etiquette. Must be able to work well as part of a team as well as work independently. Is responsive and sensitive to internal and external deadlines. Must quickly grasp the goals, service, culture and strategy of both the office and the firm overall. Must conduct professionally in appearance and actions; must set a positive example for all personnel. Adhere to and serves as a role model for the firm’s Client Service Standards.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.
1 Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Current Employee - Reviewed on December 18, 2017
Try to make connections with senior members of the firm by doing good work and not getting caught up in the politics of the firm. It's up to you to a large degree to make your own way in seeking out more responsibility and getting noticed for your work. This can help you gain promotions and a higher salary.Pros : The work atmosphere is pretty laid back, especially for a law firm and the partners respect that employees have lives away from work. The pay is pretty good and the clients are good ones to work with.