The Litigation Paralegal II support case teams in all phases of the litigation practice, from pre-complaint to trial and appeal. The Litigation Paralegal II will be responsible for managing all details throughout every phase of trial from investigations, pleadings, discovery, and attendance. Ability to work in a collaborative team environment with strong attention to detail.
Manages document production processes
Assists with the collection of material from client, opposing parties, and third parties (hard copies, electronic data, physical evidence)
Maintains chain of custody
Manages logistics of production of documents - hard copy, images, native
Analyzes documents and materials
Researches rules of procedure for relevant court venues
III. Coordinates preparation and filing of briefs and legal documents
Drafts routine filings (e.g. attorney appearances, notices of filings, notices of motions)
Checks legal cites for proper format, content and accuracy (Westlaw, Lexis; Blue Book)
Compiles appendices and exhibits
Manages service of process; files with court and serves on parties; coordinates with local counsel
Manages trial and hearing preparation and support
Compiles and tracks trial exhibits
Prepares pretrial documents
Manages trial transcripts
Education, Work Experience, Skills
The ideal candidate will possess 8-10 years of experience focusing on complex litigation cases, including managing large discovery, preparing for trial, and managing trial support. Must have high-level experience with a range of litigation support applications. Additional qualifications include excellent analytical and organizational abilities, solid communication and management skills, creativity, initiative, and ability to work in a team environment. Bachelor’s degree required. Flexibility to accommodate for travel and overtime is required. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds is required.
MS Office proficiency including Excel and DMS management required. Intermediate experience relating to Relativity; TextMap, Westlaw;
Electronic filing and Pacer Pro proficiency required.
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