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We like this firm and the people in it. One of the best firms in the Pacific Northwest, with a long history for exceptional professional representation of clients in a variety of industries, this firm is a good place to work. This mid-sized firm does a lot to distinguish itself in terms of being a collegial place to work. Associates at this firm are for the most part firm in their belief that this firm is not a sweatshop by any means. Additionally, the attorneys practicing law with this firm have a genuine commitment to outside activities. One of the hallmark's of this firm's practice is the fact that the attorneys working here all seem to do an exceptional job of collaborating in a way which truly helps the firm's clients. For example, the attorneys working here seem to follow a universal methodology to ensure that clients are serviced in absolutely the best possible means through the creative use of technology and the fact that one attorneys within the firm generally takes responsibility for ensuring that the client is well serviced at all times. Compensation at this firm is not "high market"; however, quality of life definitely is.
Litigation Paralegal The candidate will perform full paralegal duties and must be capable of managing and prioritizing a heavy caseload. Provide support to a team of attorneys by updating calendars, scheduling appointments and docketing case events/deadlines. Draft, proofread, finalize and file pleadings and other Court filings. Prepare documents and exhibits for mediations and court hearings/trials. Assist with all stages of discovery including preparation of written discovery requests and responses, document collection, reviewing and summarizing documents, managing document databases, preparing privilege logs, and coordinating with vendors. Conduct legal and factual research. Analyze, summarize and compile timelines and reports regarding findings. Perform daily case management tasks, such as maintaining general contact with clients, verifying case deadlines and organizing key case materials. Prepare chronologies of medical records, Prioritize, review, organize and summarize a high volume of medical records. Communicate directly with clients, attorneys, court personnel, experts and other legal professionals. Prepare authorizations and stipulations for record retrieval. Manage deadlines to ensure efficient case development. Conduct medical, jury verdict and expert witness research. Provide case status updates to the team on a regular basis. Assist with trial preparation and deposition prep as needed.
The candidate should have 5+ years of experience. Must be familiar with a broad range of litigation practices. Excellent oral and written communication skills, will be proficient in proof-reading and data entry, detail oriented and have the ability to work well under pressure. Strong knowledge of the discovery process, Ability to work collaboratively and/or independently, while being proactive in prioritizing multiple projects to meet deadlines. Must be knowledgeable regarding legal filing and record-keeping practices, as relevant to the specific practice. Experience with trial preparation and with electronically filing court documents. Knowledge of local and state rules. Advanced word processing/computer skills utilizing a variety of software programs including, but not limited to, MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, Adobe and Fileshare. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, including grammar, spelling and punctuation. attention to detail and follow-through skills, should also be highly organized and able to successfully multi-task and meet set deadlines. Strong customer service, ability to be flexible and work effectively as part of a team is required.
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