Downtown Los Angeles


San Francisco Financial District

New England

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LA Office Litigation Paralegal


Litigation Paralegal – Los Angeles

Responsibilities
You will handle multiple, concurrent projects and tasks; will have direct communications with clients and National Counsel; will respond to client questions and requests for information; will seek information from client and National Counsel; monitor case calendars and keep track of deadlines.  Some responsibilities are but are not limited to:

  • Assist in oversight of case work up through to trial, including monitoring calendar and local deadlines
  • Prepare daily and weekly reports for National Counsel
  • Review, organize and summarize case materials
  • Support Senior Counsel in case medical work up for trial
  • Obtain medical, employment and other records
  • Review and summarize discovery documents and medical records
  • Prepare discovery
  • Prepare page line summaries of deposition transcripts
  • Locate and contact witnesses
  • Assist in all aspects of trial preparation including trial documents, exhibits and trial notebooks
  • Assist attorneys with case management including monitoring status of case work up
  • Assist in preparation of information for expert witnesses
  • Travel to courts, libraries and other destinations to obtain and review documents, records, etc.
  • Perform document management using firm software
  • Perform legal research using Westlaw, the Internet, and various government agencies sites
  • Cite checking, Shepardizing, and proof reading legal documents to ensure compliance with local and federal court rules

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2-4 years of paralegal support experience with at least 1 year minimum recent litigation experience
  • ABA Approved Paralegal Certificate

Requirements

  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency 
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Maintain strong organization skills, detail oriented, self-motivated, team player and leader
  • Employees must be able to relate to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions: (a) can get along with co-workers or peers without exhibiting behavioral extremes; (b) respond appropriately to criticism from a supervisor

Knowledge and Education

  • ABA Approved Paralegal Certificate; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of CCP, FRCP, Local Rules, docketing and court procedures, e-filing via Lexis and Pacer
  • Experience with the following programs:  Microsoft Word 2010, Outlook, Prolaw, NetDocs, and Westlaw

Physical demands and the work environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to work at a computer most of the day.  Additionally, employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Send Cover Letter and Resume to:  Robin Hammond, Human Resources Manager, Pond North LLP  to:  rhammond@pondnorth.com


 
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