Senior LItigation Paralegal

Senior Litigation Paralegal

Senior Litigation Paralegal

Category

Paralegals

Location

Employment Type

Permanent

Salary

$90600 - $131300



Job Description:

The Senior Paralegal applies knowledge of the litigation lifecycle and its associated procedures to provide fundamental assistance to lawyers.


In this capacity, the Senior Paralegal will:

* Perform work in an efficient and cost-effective manner so as to permit the Firm to reasonably collect fees for such work;

* Meet expectations of billable hours target of 1,725 (unless otherwise specified);

* Under the supervision of an attorney, coordinate, organize, prepare and interpret complex legal documents related to litigation matters; build and maintain relevant databases and files; file documents and provide copies to relevant parties;

* Organize, review, and maintain documents and case files; compile documents for filing with courts and agencies; prepare and commence ECF filings;

* Conduct electronic document reviews, coordinate productions of documents with attorneys; conduct searches of production databases for relevant documents; and conduct other related eDiscovery tasks;

* Assist attorneys with preparation of materials for depositions;

* Perform factual research in internal and external databases and libraries;

* Coordinate trial preparation; attend trial and provide support to attorneys at court and agency hearings; coordinate logistics, including local/remote set-up and travel arrangements;

* Partner and coordinate with internal resources and outside vendor services;

* Coordinate with other areas/departments of the Firm where overlap exists to develop efficient procedures/communications to streamline processes and satisfy various department needs;

* Work overtime as required; travel as required, and

* Handle additional related projects as assigned.



Job Requirements:

Qualifications:


* At least 5 years of Paralegal experience (required);

* At least 5 years' litigation experience (required);

* Trial/Arbitration/Mediation experience (required); and

* Business and Professions Code sections 6450-6456, enacted in 2000, establish qualifications and continuing education requirements for paralegals. The minimum qualification of a paralegal is specified in section 6450(c) to be at least one of the following:

* A certificate of completion of a paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association;

* A certificate of completion of a paralegal program at, or a degree from, an accredited college or university meeting certain requirements;

* A bachelor's or higher degree in any subject plus at least one year of law-related experience under the supervision of an attorney who has at least three years' practice experience and is an active member of the State Bar of California or a federal attorney practicing in this state, plus the written declaration from the supervising attorney stating that the paralegal is qualified to perform paralegal tasks; or

* A high school or GED equivalent diploma plus at least three years of law-related experience under the supervision of an attorney who has at least three years' practice experience and is an active member of the State Bar of California or a federal attorney practicing in this state, plus the written declaration from the supervising attorney stating that the paralegal is qualified to perform paralegal tasks. The paralegal's work experience must be completed no later than December 31, 2003.


Proficiencies:


* Proficiency in MS Outlook and web-based conference call/web-sharing applications;

* Proficiency in MS Word and document editing/comparison applications;

* Proficiency in MS Excel and spreadsheet/database applications;

* Proficiency in MS PowerPoint and presentation applications;

* Experience with transcript management applications (LiveNote);

* Proficiency with cite-checking/bluebooking;

* Proficiency in online research and internet search resources (LexisNexis/Westlaw), as well as utilizing PACER, CM/ECF, and other electronic court and agency databases;

* Knowledge of relevant jurisdictional/court/agency processes and procedures;

* Experience with timekeeping and expense reporting applications; and

* Knowledge of legal billing processes.