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Experience the prestige and challenge of Fortune 500 companies including dot coms, while enjoying the sunny lifestyle of the Southwest at this very busy, larger firm. Well-reputed in intellectual property, civil and securities litigation and corporate transactional practices, it is always striving towards excellence and professionalism in its associates, and actively encourages new associates to delve into responsible roles as soon as possible. Ready to meet the challenge? The associates here are some of the happiest associates in Phoenix and truly seem to enjoy the work that they do. We do not need to tell you that as a very successful Arizona firm the people here do appear to work very hard and we hate to say it but we will: Many are working New York type hours. The firm also has been criticized in many respects for its lack of diversity; however, we do not believe that this is a serious problem because the firm's recent hires have all been very diverse in our opinion. The firm also receives very high scores for the treatment of associates by partners and there does appear to be a very good relationship here between associates and partners with associates feeling they are part of the mix to a great degree and respected by partners. Most associates at this firm would much rather stay with the firm than switch firms. In our book this is a good sign.
Paralegal-Commercial Litigation Candidate will assist on a variety of environmental litigation matters. Will assist lawyers with all phases of case support including document/information management (including ESI), factual and legal research and analysis, discovery, briefing, hearings, and trial. Maintain close contact with clients, lawyers, and staff. Organize and maintain case files, pleadings, and other documents and attorney notebooks. Review and synthesize historical documents, articles, reports, witness statements, and depositions. Coordinate and attend client conferences, hearings, trials, document productions, and depositions. Prepare materials for in-house and outside distribution. Draft legal documents and correspondence. Coordinate service of process and filings. Obtain factual information from clients and third parties, including governmental agencies. Track case/matter deadlines. Perform computer database input and retrieval.
Qualifications: 4 year degree and 5+ years' paralegal experience. Paralegal Certificate preferred. Proven skills in managing and coordinating workload for litigation support team. Strong computer skills and experience with e -discovery and automated litigation support software Relativity, Concordance, Trial Director, CaseMap, PACER and LiveNote required. Demonstrated knowledge of civil litigation and the ability to take initiative and to exercise discretion and independent judgment. Strong knowledge of Westlaw; public records requests; FOIA requests; File Site; Microsoft applications; Adobe Acrobat Pro; local, state, and federal court rules; and citation style according to The Bluebook. Thorough knowledge of all phases of litigation, discovery, and trial procedures. Demonstrated skills in document/information management. Ability to express self effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to establish effective working relationships with Firm lawyers and staff, client personnel, and other professionals. Possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Sound knowledge of records storage procedures. Ability to handle multiple tasks, multiple concurrent deadlines, work well under pressure and independently.
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