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Legal Staff Paralegal in New Orleans, LA

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Posted on

Jan 12, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

New Orleans, LA, United States
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Paralegal - Litigation, New Orleans
Duties: Organize and maintain files from the inception of the case through the completion. Conduct factual investigations and interviews to identify key parties, related issues and relevant documents for the preparation of discovery. Assist in the preparation of answers to interrogatories and responses to requests for production of documents including the production of electronically stored information. Coordinate depositions of parties requested by attorneys. Summarize and organize depositions, records and testimony utilizing litigation support technology tools. Draft various pleadings and filings in Federal and State level civil litigation. Assist with all aspects of case litigation, trial preparation including identifying and marking exhibits for motions, position papers, mediation depositions and trial. Verify case citations in briefs for current validity and accuracy through Westlaw. Interact with various government and court officials as well as with clients. Maintain attorney calendars with case deadlines. Assist in trial with exhibits, demonstrative aids and witnesses. Maintain timesheets and meet firm deadlines in accordance with Firm policies. Work with the attorneys and practice group support department in generating client bills. Conduct non-billable work to assist the attorneys in their day to day practice. Perform other duties as required.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A minimum of a high school diploma or GED is required. A four-year college degree and a certificate in paralegal studies is preferred. Significant prior experience may be substituted for a combination of the educational requirements. Must have 2 years litigation experience and the ability to manage complex litigation using current technology is required. Must have a high level of computer literacy including proficiency in MS Office Software Suite and a working knowledge of a document management system. Experience using electronic resources and litigation support software is strongly preferred. Excellent time management, organizational abilities and strong proofreading skills are also required. Ability to perform responsibilities as outlined above, both in terms of the quality and quantity of work. Ability to meet firm billing requirements. Knowledge of litigation support technology utilized in practice area. Ability to work independently; degree of motivation and initiative. Dependability and cooperation with attorneys, clients and other support staff. Ability to meet required deadlines. 4 Year Degree. Certificate in Paralegal Studies.

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