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Legal Staff Paralegal in Detroit, MI

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Posted on

Oct 17, 2020

Salary

USD 26 Hourly

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Detroit, MI, United States
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Senior Paralegal
Responsibilities: Develops work product with minimal direct supervision other than written guidelines. Compiles, prepares, and summarizes relevant materials for use by attorneys in discovery and in preparation of motions, briefs and other legal documents; summarizes depositions and other transcripts; maintains case files; performs simple legal research; indexes, tracks and controls document discovery (including documents produced and received in discovery); indexes, tracks and exhibits and other materials at depositions and at trial. Prepares exhibit cross-references. Assists attorneys in courtroom. Reviews documents for relevance and privilege in accordance with established guidelines and criteria. Performs moderately complex legal research; synopsizes transcripts of hearings and oral arguments for attorney use; reviews case related materials and, for example, identifies potentially conflicting statements or areas requiring further investigation; writes preliminary drafts of simple legal memoranda and correspondence.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Requires paralegal certificate. At least two years of litigation paralegal experience required; trial experience very helpful. At least one year of experience in automated litigation support. Sound working knowledge of federal and state court system, legal research procedures, and legal research resources. Excellent written and oral communication skills and thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as LEXIS and Westlaw. Must have hands-on familiarity with a variety of computer applications, including word processing, databases (such as document review and file management systems), spreadsheets, imaging, and hardware systems. Role also requires hands-on familiarity with Client tools and knowledge of e-discovery procedures and resources.

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