Litigation Paralegal, Nationwide Law Firm

Boston, MA, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

A  nationwide law firm is seeking an experienced full-time Litigation  Paralegal for their Boston office. The paralegal will manage  e-discovery, redaction, duplicating and indexing documents for the  litigation team. With attorney supervision prepare chronologies of facts  and production charts, perform searches and cull relevant information,  organize pleadings, exhibits and appendices for filings, organize  relevant documents for attorney review for witness interviews and  depositions, and assist attorneys in trial preparation.


Responsibilities


  • Assist with preparation of pleadings and discovery in federal and state court matters and arbitration proceedings.

  • Assist with preparation of federal and state administrative filings.

  • Analyze,  review and organize documents and data from materials produced during  discovery; and, prepare/coordinate document production and responses to  discovery requests.

  • Prepare  deposition and record subpoenas according to state and federal  regulations; coordinate production of third-party records and summarize  some; prepare deposition outlines and summaries.

  • Analyze and review privileged documents.

  • Trial and arbitration preparation; preparation and management of trial exhibits and other trial related assistance.

  • Prepare  initial drafts of various pleadings and discovery documents in matters  before Federal Administrative Law Judges (MSHA and OSHA).

  • Presentation of case summaries and courses of action to supervising attorneys.

  • Conducting legal research, including but not limited to, Lexis and Pacer research.

  • Cite-checking and shepardizing and assistance with motion preparation.

  • Liaison with courts and litigation vendors, including process servers and couriers.

  • Prepare responses to audit requests.

  • Keep abreast of developments, procedures and rules in the forums where the office practices.

  • Demonstrate basic strategic thinking and initiative with case assignments.

  • Maintain  calendars, provide attorney billing/invoice processing support,  complete reports and enter time records and create new file and update  client matter reports.

  • Address client case status inquiries, including steps in process remaining, processing times, and consular appointment issues.

  • Witness interviews and preparation of interview summaries, prepare government agency filings.

  • Extensive subpoena service, editing documents.


*This position requires working on site, Monday-Friday (37.5 hours per week).

Duties and Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years litigation paralegal experience, preferably in employment law.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, detail orientated with exceptional analytical skills.

  • Reliability, teamwork, professionalism, and the ability to multi-task are essential.

  • Proficiency in Windows environment including Word, Outlook and Excel.

  • Must be proactive with strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedures.

  • Results oriented and excellent time management skills.

  • Creative problem-solving skills.

  • Well versed in trial preparation.

  • Ability to work under pressure/deadlines and to perform multiple tasks simultaneously; self-motivated.

  • Ability to interact professionally with attorneys and support staff while maintaining a strong client service attitude.

  • Knowledge of attorney billing system a plus.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Work independently and as part of a team towards common goal of excellent client service.

  • Experience with class-actions, and wage and hour productions a plus.

  • Solid working knowledge of CaseMap, TrialMap, and Trial Director.

  • Highly  client focused as the position requires strong customer service skills  and ability to work effectively with a variety of people and  personalities.

  • Strong sense of confidentiality and ability to exercise sound judgment.


Educational Requirements


  • Associate Degree required; Bachelor's Degree preferred.

  • Paralegal degree or related certificate, high school diploma or equivalent minimum.

  • ABA Paralegal Certificate highly preferred.

Salary

$90,000-$95,000 per year