Temporary Litigation Legal Assistant / Paralegal

Special Counsel is working with a Minneapolis firm who has an immediate need for a Legal Assistant / Paralegal to cover for a maternity leave.  The position is expected to start mid-February and should last 12 weeks. This is a hybrid role and duties will consist of heavy legal administrative, case management and paralegal duties. The position will be supporting up to 6 attorneys.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Scheduling and calendar management for 4-5 attorneys.
  • Updating and keeping binders for various cases.
  • Editing, proofing and revising documents. 
  • Filing in different court systems or administrative systems in different states.
  • Updating and organizing of electronic files. 
  • Will conduct research - locating information for files, gather evidence for claims and defenses.
  • Will draft correspondence, pleadings and other legal documents. 
  • Manage deadlines for all cases. Meet with attorneys weekly or biweekly to review file list and work with them on completing tasks and projects. 
  • Trial Prep and trial assistance. 

The firm goes litigation work for a wide range of clients/cases. Need to know or be able to research the following.

  • MN Rules of Civil Procedure
  • MN Rules of General Practice
  • MN Rules of Evidence (trial purposes)
  • MN Rules of Appellate Procedure
  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Federal Rules and State Rules for other states
  • Military Court Systems which have their own set of laws, rules and regulations and filing systems.
  • Maritime Law

This is a full-time, 40-hour/wk. position working 8am - 4:30pm, with some flexibility on start/end times.

 

 

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