The Case Assistant (Litigation) will report to the Paralegal Manager and Paralegal Coordinator and be responsible for case and project coordination of litigation matters.
Qualifications and Working Environment:
- Locate pertinent court rules and comprehension of same.
- Basic proficiency in cite checking briefs and general Bluebook knowledge.
- Proficiency in electronic filing of pleadings in Federal Courts and State Courts.
- Demonstrated ability to perform searches in standard litigation related applications such as Summation and Case Map.
- Preparation of deposition summaries.
- Review, organize, and summarize documents including coding and/or Bates stamping.
- Review and summarize facts from case related documents and create chronologies of same.
- Travel to courts, libraries, offices, hospitals, and other places to obtain and review documents, records, and/or case files and travel on all case matters.
- Assist with drafting pleadings, discovery requests, responses to discovery requests, and subpoenas.
- Draft general correspondence.
- Perform factual research using LexisNexis, Westlaw, the Internet, and other available resources.
- Assist paralegals and attorneys in deposition preparation and trial preparation.
- Coordinate deposition schedules and prepare notices of depositions.
- Meet the firm's annual billable hour requirement of 1,200 billable hours for Case Assistants
The Litigation Case Assistant will work with litigation paralegals, under the supervision of the Paralegal Coordinator. Communication with other firm personnel may be required to accomplish the duties of the position.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions .
Four year college degree required.
Licenses / Certifications
Paralegal certificate strongly preferred.
2+ years of relevant experience required in lieu of paralegal certificate.
- Strong verbal, written, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills
- Effective time management.
Hardware / Software
- Handle multiple assignments
- Meet deadlines
- Recognize and comprehend facts and legal concepts
- Maintain and update databases
- Cite checking/blue booking skills
- Ability to analyze pleadings
Proficient in MS Office Suite, Summation, Concordance, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Third Party Hosted Environments, firm based databases and Internet.
Personal characteristics that contribute to success in this position are as follows: Strong work ethic; high achiever; high degree of personal responsibility and accountability; strong desire to succeed and "make a difference"; and strong intuitive skills.
Physical Environment and Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature and the like.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP - 19 months ago