Paralegal

Employer
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jul 30, 2018
Closes
Aug 13, 2018
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
ParalegalThis is a great opportunity for an experienced paralegal who has an interest in joining a top law firm. Shearman & Sterling has an opportunity for a Paralegal in their Washington DC office, who is excited to support Shearman & Sterling's Litigation practice group. The right candidate will have an outstanding academic record, some work experience as a paralegal and excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills. Additionally, you need to be well-organized, able to simultaneously manage multiple tasks and have good judgment and high ethical standards. This is a fast-paced, collaborative environment where paralegals can take advantage of training programs on practice-specific skills and educational programs on a range of topics. Training sessions not only ensure that paralegals will hone their research and writing abilities, but also aid them in assuming greater responsibilities and leadership roles.You will be in a position of high visibility and increasing responsibility, working with others as we build our growing team. We foster a pitch in attitude where everyone works together - no task is too big or too small. We offer you an opportunity to be a recognized contributor in an established firm that places the highest value on teamwork and integrity in our pursuit of excellence. If this sounds like the kind of environment where you would like to establish roots and grow, then please apply today.ROLE SUMMARYProvide high level of support to attorneys in all phases of litigation, antitrust and international arbitration mattersKEY RESPONSIBILITIES Work closely with attorneys on litigation, arbitration, investigation, compliance, and antitrust matters. Aid in preparation for trials, arbitrations, depositions, client meetings, presentations. Assist with document reviews and preparation of document productions, witness kits, privilege logs, digests, chronologies, indices, trial and arbitration binders. Assist with preparation, coordination, execution, and distribution of court filings and tribunal submissions. Monitor, organize and maintain central records of files per firm and practice group protocols. Knowledge of case-related factual issues and court and arbitral procedures. Prepare working group lists; actively monitor case correspondence for updates and developments. Conduct research and prepare case books utilizing Westlaw, Lexis, and other research services, as needed. Draft and proofread legal documents, correspondence and memoranda. Utilize business equipment, ie, photocopying, scanning, database entry, word processing, etc. Cite-check, Bluebook, KeyCite/Shepardize briefs; prepare tables of authorities and contents; assemble exhibits to filings and submissions. Assist Manager, Litigation Legal Assistants & Specialists, as needed, in areas of training and recruiting. Serve as a resource to attorneys and legal assistants on procedural and case-specific issues, eg, questions pertaining to cite-checking, the Bluebook, filing of court documents, discovery, trial preparation, etc. Prepare audit response letters, as needed. Attend practice group and case team meetings. Prepare and release daily diaries, weekly timesheets and Current Availability System reports. Mentor junior legal assistants, as needed, and effectively follow through on all delegated tasks as assigned. Assist with special projects, ie, monitoring topics of interest to attorneys, analysis of questionnaires, etc., as needed; carry out other responsibilities as may be assigned.Shearman & Sterling has been advising many of the world's leading corporations and financial institutions, governments and governmental organizations for more than 140 years. We are committed to providing legal advice that is insightful and valuable to our clients. This has resulted in groundbreaking transactions in all major regions of the world including Asia, The Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and North America. Together, our lawyers work across practices and jurisdictions to provide the highest quality legal services, bringing their collective experience to bear on the issues that clients face. For example, underpinning the quality of our work firm-wide are our shared values. We take pride in the successes of our clients and in our contributions to them.ROLE SUMMARYProvide high level of support to attorneys in all phases of litigation, antitrust and international arbitration mattersKEY RESPONSIBILITIES Work closely with attorneys on litigation, arbitration, investigation, compliance, and antitrust matters. Aid in preparation for trials, arbitrations, depositions, client meetings, presentations. Assist with document reviews and preparation of document productions, witness kits, privilege logs, digests, chronologies, indices, trial and arbitration binders. Assist with preparation, coordination, execution, and distribution of court filings and tribunal submissions. Monitor, organize and maintain central records of files per firm and practice group protocols. Knowledge of case-related factual issues and court and arbitral procedures. Prepare working group lists; actively monitor case correspondence for updates and developments. Conduct research and prepare case books utilizing Westlaw, Lexis, and other research services, as needed. Draft and proofread legal documents, correspondence and memoranda. Utilize business equipment, ie, photocopying, scanning, database entry, word processing, etc. Cite-check, Bluebook, KeyCite/Shepardize briefs; prepare tables of authorities and contents; assemble exhibits to filings and submissions. Assist Manager, Litigation Legal Assistants & Specialists, as needed, in areas of training and recruiting. Serve as a resource to attorneys and legal assistants on procedural and case-specific issues, eg, questions pertaining to cite-checking, the Bluebook, filing of court documents, discovery, trial preparation, etc. Prepare audit response letters, as needed. Attend practice group and case team meetings. Prepare and release daily diaries, weekly timesheets and Current Availability System reports. Mentor junior legal assistants, as needed, and effectively follow through on all delegated tasks as assigned. Assist with special projects, ie, monitoring topics of interest to attorneys, analysis of questionnaires, etc., as needed; carry out other responsibilities as may be assigned.Related Keywords: Paralegal, legal, bachelor, MS Suite, word, excel, PowerPoint, Spanish, Portuguese research, deal closings, client meetings, closing documents, library research, proofread, correspondence, legal documents, files, administrative, fax, scan, database, lexis, dow jones, finance, legal assistant, litigation, arbitration, investigation, antitrust, compliance, matters

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