Litigation Paralegal

Sep 13, 2023
Sep 22, 2023
Contract Type
A well established national litigation and transactional practice is looking for a Litigation Paralegal to join their team!

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Salary: $75,000 – $95,000 per year

A bit about us:

A well established national litigation and transactional practice is looking for a Litigation Paralegal to join their team!

A diverse, service oriented, and technologically sophisticated firm that is committed to providing legal and client service at the highest levels. We currently have more than 80 lawyers in offices in Chicago, San Francisco, Irvine, Ann Arbor, and New York. Founded March 2016, our partnership features leaders in many fields of litigation and transactions including class actions, white collar, product liability, real estate, intellectual property, mergers & acquisitions, and general litigation.

Why join us?

Competitive Salary
A highlight of our comprehensive benefits include:
  • 20 days' vacation annually, 5 days granted at the beginning of each quarter
  • 10 days sick annually, granted at the beginning of every calendar year with carryover but capped at 10 days
  • Approximately 10–12 Firm holidays per year, schedule to be shared
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical, United Concordia Dental, VSP Vision, Life (1x salary), Short–term disability, Long–term disability, voluntary life and ancillary plans
  • Traditional and Roth 401k plan options, up to 4% match, 3% profit–sharing, 100% vested each pay period

The firm's Core Values: Associate development, diversity, collegiality and excellence
Fully in office– opportunity to be around incredibly talented, collegial individuals

Job Details

The Litigation Paralegal will assist attorneys with various substantive and administrative responsibilities from case inception to resolution.
Primary responsibilities include assisting attorneys in preparation for and during court proceedings, conduct legal research, draft legal documents for review and use by attorneys, and coordinate request between multiple parties involved in litigation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Case management for lifecycle of case from inception to completion.
  • E–discovery proficiency including tracking of discovery documents and drafting responses.
  • Prepare deposition notices and subpoenas, communicate with opposing and other party's counsel on scheduling and logistics, plans and prepares for depositions.
  • Manage expert discovery process including preparation of expert deposition notices, communication with expert on scheduling and logistics.
  • Maintain and manage electronic databases and file storage systems.
  • Coordinate and manage outside vendors.
  • Draft and edit pleading and discovery requests/responses.
  • Communication with clients, co–counsel, and opposing counsel.
  • Functional knowledge of legal technology and software.
  • Legal research using Westlaw, Bloomberg, and Lexis.
  • Trial, mediation, arbitration, and deposition preparation.

  • A strong understanding of the scope of complexity of legal proceedings.
  • Customer Service – Responds promptly to attorney needs and requests.
  • Critical Thinker – The ability to gather relevant information, interpret and analyze data, and make informed decisions.
  • Effective Communicator – The ability to communicate clearly and coherently (written and verbal), interpret information and adapt communication to suit particular situations and audience needs, creatively and factually.
  • Temperament – Ability to work with little supervision, prioritize and anticipate work needs, and works well under well under pressure and short deadlines.
  • Ethics – Keep client and firm information confidential at all times; understand and implement general rules of ethical behavior applicable to attorneys. • Computer Skills – A strong knowledge of computer operation, internet software, spreadsheet software and word processing software; the use of Microsoft products is preferred.

Has experience and/or aptitude to conduct electronic research and discovery as well as work with trial software.

Qualifications and Requirements
The ideal candidate is a college graduate with 5–7 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education, work experience, and training in a law office setting. A successful candidate must be able to work independently as well as with a team, have an acute attention to detail, take initiative, and is able to multitask and prioritize while working in a high pressure, deadline–driven environment.

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