The Litigation Paralegal will report to the Paralegal Manager and be responsible for case and project management of litigation matters.
1. Travel to courts, libraries and other destinations to obtain and review documents, records, etc.
2. Preparation of deposition and trial transcript summaries.
3. Review, organize, and summarize case materials.
4. Draft pleadings, subpoenas, discovery requests and responses, general correspondence, office and research memoranda, claim evaluation and status letters, motion papers and statements of fact.
5. Meet with and/or interview clients, experts and witnesses.
6. Assist in deposition preparation, pre-trial investigations and trial preparation.
7. Provide assistance at trial.
8. Coordinate deposition schedules, prepare notices and attend depositions.
9. Perform general case management and other duties as assigned.
10. Perform document management using firm software, to include but not limited to Relativity, CaseMap, LiveNote, MS Excel, Word and/or Summation.
11. Perform legal research using Westlaw, Lexis, the Internet, and various government agencies sites.
12. Cite checking, Shepardizing, and proof reading legal documents to ensure compliance with local and federal court rules and The Bluebook .
Qualifications and Working Environment:
The Litigation Paralegal will work primarily with other members of the firm-wide Litigation Department. Communication with other firm personnel and people outside of the firm 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.
• College degree required.
Licenses / Certifications
• Paralegal certificate preferred.
• Three to five years of litigation paralegal experience required.
• Strong verbal, written, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills
• Effective time management.
• Handle multiple assignments
• Meet deadlines
• Recognize and comprehend facts and legal concepts
• Maintain and update databases
• Provide direction and training to project assistants
• Cite checking/blue booking skills
• Ability to analyze pleadings
Hardware / Software
• Proficient in MS Office Suite, Relativity, Summation, LexisNexis, Westlaw 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 - 16 months ago