Trial Litigation Paralegal

Trial Litigation Paralegal

Location: Newark, New Jersey

The Organization: Large U.S. Based Multinational Law Firm

Salary & Benefits: Base salary depending on years of experience, paid overtime, bonus, Medical, Dental and Vision Options, 401K, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Vacation, Sick and Personal Days

Summary: National law firm is seeking an experienced trial Paralegal to provide support to the litigation departments. Having the confidence and skills to support a fast-paced environment is essential. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review documents regarding incoming and outgoing production and discovery
  • Perform document production and review including but not limited to organizing documents, create and maintain privilege logs and performing bates-stamping, redaction, duplication and indexing of documents
  • Assemble and collate exhibits and legal documents to assist with preparation of motions and trial 
  • Assist with trial preparation, including, organizing and preparing trial exhibits, trial notebooks and binders; scheduling, coordinating and communicating with clients, experts and fact witnesses. Oversee junior paralegals and provide case management guidance
  • Draft and proofread correspondence, court papers and other legal and non-legal documents
  • Prepare documents and materials for trial and arbitration; Bluebook and cite-check 
  • Assist attorneys with high complex litigation
  • Prepare and organize produced and privileged documents with bates numbers
  • Assist with projects, including preparation of Court documents
  • Prepare legal articles and memorandums regarding recent reported law decisions
  • Research local rules relating to procedure for various court venues and research precedent from other cases in those venues (ex. judge’s bio, research prior decisions and opinions, etc)
  • Analyze, research and summarize legal information
  • Interview and advise clients and witnesses
  • Directly interact with legal and compliance professionals
  • Set up war rooms for trial

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 5+ years of complex litigation experience required
  • Trial experience required 
  • Strong proofreading, editing and formatting skills; ability to draft documents 
  • Proficiency using MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Adobe
  • Familiar with Westlaw, Textmap, Relativity, LexisNexis, Blue Book and PACER
  • Background in criminal law, commercial foreclosure or collection work is preferred