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Senior Paralegal - Litigation

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Pittsburgh, PA

Posted on

Jan 09,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Senior Paralegal - Litigation DUTIES: Examines, organizes, analyzes, and summarizes information relating to particular questions and organizes the communication into a logical and usable work product. Utilizes the firm’s software and technology, specifically any practice-group driven technology. Investigates factual issues using a variety of sources, including client repositories, websites, and other outside sources. Maintains client-, matter-, or practice-group-specific resources in electronic format or hard copy. Presents results of all projects in effectively written memos, emails, or another logical format. Assists in all aspects of transactions or trials, including, but not limited to, drafting transactional documents and pleadings, coordinating document productions, administering trusts and estates, and assisting with real estate transactions. Maintains all the administrative standards set by the firm, including preparing and submitting daily time entries, attending administrative meetings, legal keying all client-relevant and firm information, and performing other administrative tasks as assigned. Coordinates with vendors and service providers for outside services, following the firm’s procurement policies. Trains project assistants on project specific duties and responsibilities when necessary. Performs legal tasks that require independent judgment. Develops procedures and systems to provide effective legal services.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: College degree preferred with 2+ years’ relevant work experience in litigation. Demonstrates proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Office applications. Has working understanding of defense costs, securities filings and basic financial reporting. Produces accurate results. Anticipates plans and prioritizes work. Manages competing demands to meet deadlines. Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrates the ability to meet obligations with confidentiality, integrity, and sensitivity. Requires high attention to detail and the ability to follow up on assignments with little or no guidance from leadership. Requires critical thinking skills sufficient to make independent decisions regarding daily work tasks. Follows detailed instructions and handles complex work. Brings problems, concerns, or discrepancies to the attention of the supervising lawyer. Maintains current knowledge of practice area industry trends and the legal profession.
End Date: 2/5/2018

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
K&L Gates LLP
210 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2613

Review:

" Law Firm that Appreciates"

Current Employee - Reviewed on December 16, 2017

The firm should consider re-hiring the employees that it let go. Management should really work harder in identifying valuable employees to the firm.

Pros : A law firm setting which several benefits are offered to employees that are affordable. The firm has a system in place in which employees work together alongside staff and attorneys.
Cons : The firm has lost many of its employees because they have been let go. However, many of the employees were skilled and it appears that the firm made a poor decision in letting go of the valuable employees.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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