Paralegal - Defense Litigation
Harris Beach PLLC 5 reviews - New York, NY

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New York City

The paralegal will have experience with large litigation case management to support the Mass Tort Practice Group. The paralegal will manage and meet discovery deadlines, as well as utilize spreadsheets to manage and update case activity to assist attorneys with case monitoring and client reporting. This position requires a high level of motivation, flexibility, initiative and ability to follow through on numerous ongoing projects. The successful candidate must exhibit a positive attitude and a willingness to help.

  • Create and update case management spreadsheets to track medical records, discovery requests and responses and settled/discontinued actions
  • Prepare binders and exhibits for depositions, mediations, expert review, settlement conferences, arbitrations and trials
  • Monitor ECF’s, NYCAL and internal Mass Tort calendar to prepare and assist with all phases of discovery; communicate upcoming discovery deadlines to attorneys
  • Prepare deposition digests
  • Process authorizations and compile medical records, photographs, and other fact investigative material to be analyzed and/or produced
  • Utilize online ECF filing system on both state and federal court levels
  • Preparation and service of various legal documents, i.e. subpoenas, discovery requests motions, etc., and execute follow-up regarding service and filing of documents
  • Travel to court to file documents, attend hearings or assist at trial
  • Proofread and assemble motions and accompanying exhibits
  • Review, download, profile and distribute case notifications received electronically
  • Communicate with clients, vendors, expert witnesses, opposing counsel, local counsel and counsel for co-defendants as needed
  • Accurately record and maintain billable hours
  • 2-4 years of defense litigation experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required
  • Experience utilizing SharePoint, e-discovery platforms and trial technology tools a plus
  • Must exhibit well-developed interpersonal and client relation skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills required
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Must exhibit initiative and problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Must be able to effectively multi-task, meet deadlines and excel in a team atmosphere
  • Military experience a plus
Harris Beach PLLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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5 reviews
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach is one of the country's Top 250 law firms as ranked by the "National Law Journal" and has offices...