Litigation Paralegal

Litigation Paralegal

Location:  New York, NY – Midtown Manhattan

Hours:  9:00AM – 5:00PM

Salary & Benefits: Base salary commensurate with experience $70,000 to $95,000 with Well Paid OT and Generous Bonus and all Paid Time Off/vacation/holidays/personal, 401K w/match; Life and AD&D Insurance; Travel Reimbursement. Health benefits including Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage; Life and AD&D Insurance, All Firm Amenities. Exceptional Firm Culture. Noted as one of the most desired law firms to work for globally.

SUMMARY: The Litigation Paralegal will work in an upbeat and positive team environment assisting litigation attorneys in all phases of the litigation lifecycle, ranging from pre-complaint investigation through trial and appeal. This is interesting and stimulating work for a paralegal who enjoys litigation and working with a dedicated team that shares knowledge and promotes career advancement. The ability to maintain confidentiality on high-profile matters.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create and oversee exhibits for trial

  • Utilize Relativity, DISCO, Concordance, etc.

  • Actively participate in document collection and production, deposition preparation, hearings and trials

  • Set up war rooms and attend trial as needed

  • Organize and maintain case files using a variety of automated procedures

  • Employ databases for searches and document retrieval

  • Conduct cite checks and case pulls using LexisNexis and/or Westlaw databases

  • Draft pleadings, motions, and discovery in preparation for and participation in trial

  • Review and analyze large volumes of data to be produced in litigation

  • Review documents for privilege and draft privilege logs for attorney review

  • Provide ongoing communication between an international network of counsel and clients to assist and expedite case settlements for the maximization of collections

  • Finalize, file and service briefs, motions and other filings

  • Prepare for trials in State and Federal Court; manage trial support

  • Assemble materials and files necessary for conferences, depositions or court

  • Meet the Firm’s standards of excellence in supporting attorney teams

  • Play an active role in helping the Firm to provide legal services of the highest caliber to the clients

  • Organize and maintain case files using a variety of automated procedures

Skills and Experience Required

  • 2 years of litigation paralegal experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree with outstanding GPA

  • Well skilled with legal research, cite-checking, bluebooking and shepardizing

  • Thorough knowledge of the discovery process, including preparation of privilege logs

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a talent for developing a rapport with clients, attorneys and co-workers. This is a great environment to work in with an upbeat, positive and social culture that everyone enjoys.

  • Proficiency with e-filing, e-discovery, including Relativity, Summation, Concordance,Documatirx, Live Note, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Microsoft Office, PC Law, Worldox, etc.

  • Excellent communication skills to convey thoughts in a concise manner.

  • The ability to work well under pressure and coordinate several activities at once

  • The initiative to problem-solve

  • The capacity to meet strict deadlines

  • Strong research skills

  • Proficient using computer software and the internet

  • The flexibility to work a considerable amount of very well-paid overtime

  • A person seeking a career with a substantial firm that is dedicated to their employees and their careers as the Firm's employees are equally devoted to the Firm.

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