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Litigation Paralegal - Hingham, MA

Location
Hingham, MA office

General Scope
Provide paralegal support attorneys at a mid-sized Greater Boston Area law firm, working with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles

Title
Litigation Paralegal –Hingham, MA

Responsibilities
You will provide paralegal support in our New England offices, working with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.  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
  • Experience with asbestos defense litigation strongly preferred, but not required
  • ABA Approved Paralegal Certificate

Requirements

  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency 
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Maintain strong organization skills, detail oriented, self-motivated, self-directed, team player and leader. Ability to work independently
  • 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, and Interwoven (iManage) and NetDocument; 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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