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Litigation Paralegal

Ready to take the next step in your legal career? Explore our job opportunities in Litigation Paralegal positions today! As a Litigation Paralegal, you'll be at the forefront of the legal industry, contributing to impactful cases and shaping the outcomes of trials. Experience the satisfaction of supporting justice and making a difference in society while enjoying growth opportunities and a dynamic work environment. Join us in this innovative field where your skills will be valued and your potential for success is limitless. Start your journey towards a rewarding career today!

Litigation Paralegal, New York

New York, IL 10019

Posted: 02/16/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Litigation Paralegal Job Number: 41510 Pay Rate: 85,000

Job Description

Litigation Paralegal, New York
  • Participate in initial client and witness interviews, investigations, and fact analysis.
  • Coordinate/run background searches, public records research, arbitrator searches and bio summaries.
  • Analyze documentary evidence, including preparation of chronologies, timelines, etc.
  • Coordinate with outside vendors and agencies such as court reporters, court personnel, eDiscovery vendors, etc.
  • Assist with proofreading, cite and fact checking, case law retrieval, shepardizing, and citation verification. Research local rules and procedures.
  • eDiscovery: Manage and organize large volumes of documents, especially client document collections. Perform complex searches, review, and manage large discovery matters within Relativity and other web-accessible review platforms. Coordinate and collaborate with eDiscovery staff to ensure legal team needs are defined and met.
  • Assist with compiling, cleaning, and analyzing structured data (e.g., aggregation and summarization of employee time clock data, stock tracking, performing damages calculations, etc.).
  • Prepare templates and initial drafts of pleadings, motions, discovery requests, and related legal documents.
  • Prepare deposition testimony categorization using Opus2 Magnum or another deposition review tool.
  • Knowledge of filing/e-filing procedures and coordinate with the Docketing Department regarding filing.
  • Supply factual support for statement of facts (reviewing declarations, depositions and documents) and draft initial statements.
  • Trial Support: Organize and prepare trial materials, specifically pleadings, witness prep materials, trial notebooks, exhibits, deposition designations and demonstratives. Attend and assist attorneys in the courtroom at hearing, trial and arbitrations.  Use digital presentation tools in the courtroom (e.g. Sanction).
  • Provide direction and guidance to project assistants assigned to case team.

Skills & Competencies:
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize, attention to detail, and muti-tasking to meet competing demands.
  • Excellent research, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office software products including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. 
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Qualifications & Required Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • ABA-approved paralegal certificate preferred.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of work experience as a litigation paralegal in a law firm or a specialized litigation practice firm preferred.
  • Experience using litigation support software for managing files and transcripts preferred. (e.g., Relativity, Everlaw, Opus2 Magnum, Sanction, Adobe).

Computer Skills:
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in the following software: knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, Outlook and Excel; proficiency using the Internet for fact research
$85K-$97K DOE

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