In-House Litigation Paralegal

Non-Profit looking for litigation paralegal

Organizes, monitors, and updates hard copy and electronic case files, including correspondences, pleadings, discovery materials, deposition transcripts and exhibits, hearing transcripts, pre-trial and trial exhibits, and briefs;

  • Searches for and retrieves documents;
  • Proofreads documents, including correspondence, advocacy and education materials, press releases, and website information;
  • Cite-check, bluebook, quote-check, shepardize, and proofread documents, including motions, briefs, testimonies, and law review articles;
  • Assist attorneys with admissions to federal and state courts;
  • Files and serves court documents, including ECF filings;
  • Conducts Lexis, Westlaw, Concordance, other legal database research, and fact research, as directed;
  • Gathers and organizes exhibits required for court filings, hearings, depositions, client meetings, and conferences;
  • Coordinates with staff, court reporters, printers, and vendors regarding transcription services, printing, scanning, and duplication of documents;
  • Coordinates with attorneys, clients, the IT Department, and vendors regarding the retrieval, processing, review, and production of documents, including electronically stored information;
  • Reviews production and case files for responsiveness in preparation for discovery responses;
  • Screens and organizes requests for legal assistance, as directed;
  • Coordinates attorney-client calls and visits;
  • Assists attorneys at hearings, oral arguments, depositions, and trials;
  • Performs tasks, such as filing, copying, scanning, indexing, and mailing of documents, as needed;
  • Assists attorneys with communications with clients, class members, and interested community stakeholders regarding LDF advocacy matters;
  • Coordinates and supports community meetings and other community outreach activities; and
  • Provides other myriad support to attorneys in their litigation and other advocacy matters.

 

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • A college degree with relevant work experience; paralegal legal experience is preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent computer skills—familiarity with Excel, PowerPoint, and database systems a plus;
  • Strong research, writing, and analytical skills;
  • Willingness to learn and develop new skills and expertise;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and with a team;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly-stressful environment;
  • Ability to prioritize workload;
  • Ability to complete tasks accurately and in a timely manner;
  • Willingness to work overtime, including occasional weekends;
  • High motivation;
  • Commitment to racial justice and civil rights; and
  • Willingness to travel.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.