Paralegal

Employer
Legal Placements
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
May 19, 2017
Closes
May 23, 2017
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Paralegal Locations: Washington, District of Columbia Job Type: Direct Start Date: 4/10/17 End Date: Status: Active Candidates Sought: 1 Still Needed: 1 Skills: Email this job to a friend. Excellent law firm seeks experienced litigation paralegal. Join this busy and growing anti-trust practice group. Must be able to work independently, this is the sole paralegal for the anti-trust group. Newly created opportunity. Excellent global law firm which has appeared in FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for 18 consecutive years, an unprecedented accomplishment among law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Research Triangle, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC please send resume to fiona@legalplacements.comESSENTIAL DUTIES* Organize and maintains document files including, but not limited to, correspondence, court papers, corporate documents, legislative materials, case records, transactional documents, governmental filing documents, administrative forms and materials produced in the discovery process.* Reviews and analyzes matters for the purpose of preparing evaluations and status reports for internal use and for clients.* Drafts complaints and answers, routine notices, affidavits, motions and petitions. Drafts detailed letters and memoranda.* Proofreads and revises legal documents.* Reviews and outlines depositions, indexes and summarizes documents.* Prepares materials for, and assists with compilation of, mailings to clients and other interested parties.* Conducts research and locates cases, depositions, opinions, reports and information related to the matter using all available resources including libraries and computer data systems.* Compiles, analyzes and reports on data from reference materials such as digests, legal encyclopedias, regulations, legislative decisions and practice manuals, and materials produced in the discovery process.* Contacts and interviews parties, witnesses and experts, including the obtaining of written statements from witnesses.* Assists in preparation of a case for trial by drafting and preparing: Pre-trial Orders, Form instructions to the Jury, Requested Voir Dire of Jurors, Conduct Jury Investigation, Prepare Witness and Exhibit Lists, Motions In Limine and Subpoena and contacts witnesses.* Assist in the trial of the case including scheduling of witnesses and tracking exhibits.* Assists in preparation and submission of materials relating to government agencies.* Familiar with document review software such as Relativity and Concordance.* Utilizes computer databases to organize and store information; maintain document retention systems for large cases; and conduct research on Westlaw, LEXIS and other computer research databases.* Operates standard office equipment such as photocopiers, fax machines, personal computers and typewriters.* Maintain current and accurate daily time record.* Promotes positive working relationships between secretaries, paralegals, other support staff and lawyers.* Perform special projects as assigned.SKILLS NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL* Knowledge of legal principles and practices at a level normally acquired through formal paralegal training or its equivalentExperience with Relativity or Concordance* 3-5 years of paralegal experience.* Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints.* Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to 80% of the work time when evaluating legal matters.* Ability to proofread typed material for contextual, grammatical, typographical or spelling errors.* Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate by phone and follow the instruction effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys and staff and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact.* Work often requires a high level of mental effort and strain while organizing and maintaining multiple cases.* Ability to retrieve and distribute print volumes, push and pull packages, books weighing up to 20 pounds and ability to retrieve and replace object from shelves of up to 8 feet high.* Work occasionally requires more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position; may require irregular hours.* Ability to travel to private and public buildings, locally and statewide, via private or public conveyance to assist attorney in attending to client needs on legal matters.* Bachelor's degree required. Paralegal certificate required or equivalent years of paralegal experience.* Certified Legal Assistant designation and membership in paralegal professional association desirable.* MS Office Suite experience preferred. Experience with computer databases and document review software preferred.