Litigation Paralegal

Boston, MA, USA

Job Type

Full-time

About the Role

A National Boston law firm is seeking an experienced Litigation Paralegal. It's a full-time, hourly, non-exempt position, supervised by  and reporting to a Litigation Partner. This position will support the client work of the Litigation Department attorneys and provide eDiscovery and Litigation Support Department assistance. This position has a billable hour target as part of the performance evaluation  process.


While there is some flexibility to work remotely, the expectation is that this position will work from the office four days a week and one day remote. However, in the beginning it's required to be onsite 5 days a week for 90 days to train.

Duties and Requirements

  • Develops and maintains a system to organize client files and documents in paper and electronic formats.

  • Completes simple legal research in our law library, at law libraries  outside of the firm, at governmental offices, and/or using the latest  technology.

  • Develops histories of events and/or actions.

  • Completes reviews of certain legal documents and the filing of  documents, as requested, at the appropriate agency and/or governmental  offices.

  • Participates in client meetings, telephone calls/conferences, and prepares written communications as directed by an attorney.

  • Prepares client or firm documents as directed by an attorney to draft and/or edit.

  • Oversees projects from beginning to end, including determining the  process to follow and ensuring that all actions are taken for accurate  and timely completion of each project.

  • Maintains document databases using document review software (specifically Relativity) from the end-user perspective.

  • Participates in ongoing in-house training; attends informational,  professional and vendor events to understand litigation technology and  service developments in the field.

  • Performs social media collections using PageVault, X1 Social Media or an equivalent software package.

  • Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned.


Qualifications: 


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • 5 years of experience working as a paralegal required

  • 3+ years of eDiscovery/Litigation Support experience preferred


Additional Skill/Experience:


  • A high degree of proficiency with technology such as Microsoft Office,  Kofax Power PDF Advanced, iManage/FileSite, and database  management/administration systems.

  • Experience with performing  document reviews and providing case management and transcript management  support using software such as Case Notebook, Relativity or an  equivalent software package.

  • Trial support using software such as Trial Director or an equivalent software.

  • Demonstrates organization, flexibility and reliability, able to manage  multiple responsibilities, and works well under pressure.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong communication skills,  tact and diplomacy as well as the ability to interact positively and  productively with all levels of the firm.

  • Detail-orientated and self-motivated.

  • Ability to maintain some level of knowledge and familiarity with litigation technology issues.

  • Ability to acquire new skills as technology and the firm requires.

  • Ability to quickly learn, retain, adapt to changes, and have an  intrinsic understanding of the technology needed to perform duties.

  • Adaptable to last minute changes and disruptions, and able to  accommodate occasional overtime work, including travel for local or  out-of-state trials.

Salary

$80,000.00 - $90,000.00 per year