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Legal Staff Paralegal in Pittsburgh, PA

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Company name

K&L Gates LLP

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Pittsburgh, PA

Posted on

Jan 09,2018

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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