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Litigation Paralegal

Published December 18th, 2023

Position Summary: The Paralegal in the Litigation Department will assist attorneys in all phases of litigation, including motion practice, discovery, arbitration, trial, and appellate procedures. S/he will be a mature, self-starter who presents well and has excellent interpersonal communication skills and a strong client service orientation. This position is ideally suited for well-organized individuals with superior attention to detail, exceptional multi-tasking skills to balance the workload and ensure timely completion of work, and the ability to work with a minimum of supervision in a fast-paced environment.

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Draft initial legal forms and pleadings
  • Monitor case filings and provide assessments
  • Conduct background research on parties and witnesses
  • Collect and prepare information binders
  • Review, evaluate, and summarize documents
  • E-file court documents as needed
  • Manage document production processes
  • Serve as liaison with clients, opposing counsel, vendors, etc.
  • Research rules of procedure
  • Provide updates to department members

Required Education, Competencies, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Paralegal Certificate
  • Computer literacy and Microsoft Office proficiency
  • 3-5 years of litigation paralegal experience
  • Familiarity with e-filing procedures

Work Environment and Physical Demands: This position operates in a professional office environment utilizing standard equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines. This is largely a sedentary role with some standing, walking, reaching, and bending routinely necessary. The person in this position frequently communicates with co-workers and clients to exchange accurate information.

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