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Labor Litigation Paralegal RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with project management of the Teamâ€™s paralegal work. oordinating with attorneys and staff and redistributing work as needed to make sure all work is completed with high quality and in a timely manner; anticipating deadlines and demands on paralegal resources; and communicating with the Paralegal Manager and Team Leader as to work status or if additional resources are needed. Mentor and train legal assistants and paralegal interns. This responsibility includes providing training and guidance to these employees on Office and Labor Team procedures, as well as litigation support software, and assisting them on case management and communication strategies with attorneys, staff, clients and others. Assist with implementing document litigation holds across various City departments. Coordinate with the Litigation Support Team on case setup and database establishment and maintenance. Responsible for creating and organizing case-specific databases and maintaining case custodian lists on assigned cases. Coordinate with attorneys, investigators, paralegals, legal assistants, secretaries, and others and effectively communicate with respect to assignments, workloads, status, and performance. Estimate and communicate realistic deadlines and expectations to attorneys. Assist in preparing motions by gathering exhibits, preparing and managing declarations, and fact and legal cite checking briefs and supporting documents using both Blue Book and California styles. Assist on appeals, including assembling the record and conducting fact and legal cite checking. Assist in drafting and reviewing subpoenas, all forms of discovery documents, legal memoranda and correspondence. Assist with discovery, including electronic discovery, and the organization, case management, collection, review strategy, and production of documents obtained from litigants and City departments; prepare privilege logs. Organize, review and prepare documents, exhibits, transcripts and other materials for use during investigations, discovery, hearings, trials and arbitrations using Concordance, Eclipse, CaseMap, Text Map and Trial Director and other software. Conduct database searches using software such as IPRO Eclipse, Concordance, CaseMap and Text Map, and review documents within these programs for relevance, responsiveness and privilege.
Qualification and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelorâ€™s degree from an accredited college or university. Paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program, or other significant work experience such that statutory requirements are satisfied (Bus. & Prof. Code Â§ 6450 compliant). 5+ years of labor and employment litigation experience as a paralegal. Working knowledge of legal procedures, legal terminology and court rules. Adept in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with TextMap, Concordance, Eclipse, CaseMap and Trial Director, or other similar software.
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