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Litigation Paralegal

New York, NY 60601

Posted: 08/14/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 40572 Pay Rate: 30,000

Job Description

Litigation Paralegal – New York
The paralegal will assist attorneys with various substantive and administrative responsibilities from case inception to resolution, as well as coordinate and oversee all case-related eDiscovery with the assistance of the eDiscovery team.

As a Litigation Paralegal, your duties will include but not be limited to:
  • 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 volume 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 7-10 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

Compensation Range: Base salary of up to $130k DOE

Meet Your Recruiter

Jamie Fennessy
Director, Direct Hire

Jamie has over 20 years of experience in Staffing industry and has an extensive background managing a team of Recruiters. Jamie’s enthusiasm and experience in the Engineering and Manufacturing space make him a wonderful addition to The Panther Group’s Direct Hire Engineering division.

Fun Fact: He is a lifelong Red Sox fan and worked at Fenway Park for 6 years during high school and college. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, reading, playing soccer, and coaching.

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