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Litigation Paralegal

Chicago, IL

Posted: 08/23/2019 Employment Type: Full Time Industry: Legal Job Number: A Pay Rate: Range: $60,000

The litigation paralegal will manage all aspects of large scale, complex litigation. The position will require over time and some travel.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administratively manage all phases of a litigation case including motion practice, discovery, arbitration trial and appellate procedures;
  • Organize and manage electronic and hard copy document collections;
  • Manage and manipulate data in litigation support software offerings;
  • Legal and factual cite checking including shepardizing and editing a brief to Blue Book standards;
  • Execute various research projects within Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw and internet search engines;
  • Execute all docket and court filing activities accurately in Pacer Pro and ECF;
  • Assist with witness preparation;
  • Trial preparation and attendance;
  • Supervise project assistants and temporary staff on workflow and assignments;
  • Execute all activities with a thorough understanding of rules of procedure for various federal and state jurisdictions;
  • Prioritize and manage multiple assignments with tight deadlines.

 

 

  • BA/BS with strong academic credentials.
  • Four years of litigation and trial experience at a medium or large law firm.
  • Proficient in the use of Relativity, Case Notebook and Adobe Pro.
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office applications and litigation support software.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with clients, partners, associates, paralegals and all staff members.
  • Proficiency with Trial Director a plus
  • Thorough understanding of court rules and filing requirements.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong sense of good judgment.
  • Well developed analytical and problem solving skills.
  • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job.
  • Exercises confidentiality and discretion.
  • Strong proofreading skills.

Mike Babcock

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