Litigation Paralegal
Ogletree Deakins - Detroit, MI

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As one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms, Ogletree Deakins represents employers in a broad range of workplace matters. Our clients include more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations, and some of Indiana’s largest employers. Our Detroit (Metro) office offers a dynamic, team-oriented and close-knit collegial environment and has an opportunity available for a full-time litigation paralegal.

We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.



Researches law, investigates facts, and prepares documents to assist attorneys.

Researches and analyzes law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes to prepare legal documents, such as briefs, pleadings, appeals for review, approval, and use by attorney. Reviews, analyzes, and organizes documents to assists attorneys in case management and preparation for court and administrative appearances, filings, and depositions.

  • Summarizing legal documents.
  • Help draft and coordinate service of subpoenas.
  • Organizing and indexing case files.
  • Determine and calendar deadlines.
  • Perform a wide variety of legal research and data compilation.
  • Files pleadings with court clerk.
  • Prepares reports, correspondence, declarations and complaints.
  • Drafting of a variety of legal documents.
  • Manage case documents.
  • Assist attorneys in preparation for mediations, arbitrations, and trials.
  • Assist attorneys in preparation for depositions.
  • Communicates with witnesses and experts.
  • Use of litigation software.
  • Paralegal certification / degree from accredited college or university.
  • Ten or more years of litigation experience in a medium to large law firm, required, preferably working in an employment/labor law environment.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office, Lexis and Westlaw.
  • Experience with Case Map and Concordance a plus.
  • Experience in Employment litigation a plus.

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