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Litigation Paralegal (LAW FIRM)

New York, NY, United States
  • Employment Type: Direct Hire

Are you looking for an opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S.? Our client is seeking an experienced Litigation Paralegal to join their team in New York. This position requires complex litigation experience, including managing large discovery, creating and managing databases, and imaging systems. The paralegal will also supervise teams, prepare for trial, and manage trial support. Candidates must have high-level experience with a range of litigation support applications such as Relativity, TrialDirector and Westlaw. A demonstrated history of proposing and implementing process improvements is a plus, along with excellent analytical and organizational abilities. Solid communication, management skills, creativity and initiative are a must. Send resumes to [email protected].

At this client, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion and innovation.


Essential Job Functions

Case Management

  • Serves as the focal point for litigation team communications and centralized repository for information on project assignments and status
  • Works with secretaries and docketing personnel to ensure that both calendar systems contain accurate and current information
  • Oversees the creation, indexing, and continued maintenance of complex case files and document collections
  • Proofreads legal memoranda to identify and correct typographical and grammatical errors; checks all citations to legal authorities and to the evidence for accuracy of citations and forms of citation consistent with The Bluebook and/or specific court requirements; verify history of cited cases
  • Coordinates and manages court filings, either in paper or electronic form as determined by court requirements

Research & Discovery

  • Performs complex fact research and analysis; retrieves and review documents from clients, other parties, and outside sources such as the Internet, public agencies, courts or libraries, as well as case, statutory and/or regulatory law; prepares memoranda or summaries documenting research
  • Manages the creation and maintenance of special collections of documents (including witness files, subject and issue files, experts’ reliance documents, etc.)
  • Prepares initial drafts of discovery requests and responses and other pleadings and memoranda
  • Assists with and participate in collection of client and other parties’ documents; manages detailed tracking of document collection; works with litigation support to ensure proper collection of electronic documents and files
  • Conducts interviews of witnesses and file custodians
  • Works with litigation support to retain vendors, as needed, for all aspects of document production and review; conducts quality control assessment of work performed by vendors
  • Drafts memoranda or other documents memorializing in detail the processes used in collecting and producing client documents
  • Conducts initial review of client documents to determine responsiveness and relevance and to identify documents protected by attorney-client privilege; drafts privilege logs
  • Performs complex database searches to locate and retrieve selected documents
  • Prepares or supervises the preparation of exhibits for use at depositions and maintain a system to track marked exhibits
  • Manages the collection and status of deposition transcripts; perform searches in the deposition full-text database; summarizes deposition transcripts
  • Prepares for and assists at trial or other proceedings
  • Assists with trial or arbitration proceedings (tasks include but are not limited to:  preparation of exhibit and witness lists, designations of deposition testimony, preparation of the trial brief)
  • Coordinates logistics with court personnel and other counsel
  • Works with trial support vendor and internal litigation support staff to select, prepare, and operate courtroom technology; coordinates set-up and use of technology with courtroom personnel and other counsel
  • Assists attorneys at trial (e.g., tracks and manages trial exhibits, coordinates with witnesses, operates courtroom presentation tools, acts as liaison with court personnel, and summarizes trial testimony); coordinates trial support work of more junior paralegals and/or document clerks

Administrative Tasks

  • Accurately and completely records billable time spent and tasks performed in accordance with firm policy and client-imposed billing protocols; enters and releases time promptly in compliance with the firm’s announced deadlines 
  • Accurately and promptly submits records of hours worked in compliance with the firm’s established deadlines
  • Maintains regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; adheres to schedule by being timely on breaks, lunches and meetings
  • Accepts and performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Significant paralegal experience, depending upon practice area and position available
  • Bachelor’s degree and completion of paralegal program of study, or clear demonstration of equivalent knowledge and skill
  • Highly developed skills in time and task management
  • Highly developed attention to detail in striving for perfection in the firm’s work product and client service
  • Post-college level writing and oral communication skills
  • Advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office computerized business applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) for the creation and editing of complex documents, spreadsheets, and e-mail
  • Proficiency in the use of computerized legal research and document retention databases, like Westlaw, Relativity, for performance of legal and fact research and effective management of complex evidence and case files
  • Proficiency in the use of trial support software, like Trial Director, very desirable

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