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Defense Litigation Paralegal

Gallivan White Boyd Charleston Full-Time
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Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A., one of the Southeast’s leading law firms founded more than six decades ago in Greenville, South Carolina, is seeking an experienced Defense Litigation Paralegal in our Charleston , South Carolina office. Serving all of the Carolinas, Gallivan, White & Boyd, handles complex business and commercial matters representing corporations, businesses, and individual clients in business disputes, arbitration, and defense litigation.


 Ability to handle sensitive information confidentially and take proper precautions to protect information electronically and physically

 Strong technological skills to include: research using internet and legal search systems, such as, Westlaw; ability to electronically organize and manipulate documents; ability to effectively manage calendars; strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Work, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint)

 Strong organization and prioritization skills

 Ability to professionally, and effectively communicate both orally and in writing

 Perform duties with accuracy, quality and integrity

 Handle simultaneous projects, effectively multi-tasking and remaining flexible to last-minute changes

 Work in a team environment, while maintaining a pleasant disposition

 Work independently while using appropriate level of discretion to complete projects/assignments asdirected

 Detail oriented

 Thorough knowledge of legal principles, research techniques, legal terminology, and medical terminology

 Strong interpersonal skills

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 Perform research under attorney direction, including, but not limited to: legal, factual and records research

 Organize and analyze information

 Organize case files including, but not limited to: indexing, and Bates labeling records

 Cross-check and validate information

 Prepare written reports, correspondence, subpoenas, forms and other documents as directed

 Locate and communicate with witnesses and experts as directed

 Interact with clients and opposing counsel as necessary to effectively perform assigned duties for Attorney(s)

 Miscellaneous projects as requested

 Assist attorneys in preparation for hearings

 All other duties as required

The firm offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, a profit sharing plan with a 401K option, generous paid leave and vacation, support for involvement in legal staff organizations, and staff educational meetings and employee recognition programs.


 Bachelor Degree a plus, Paralegal Certificate/Certification or equivalent work experience

 1 - 2 years relevant legal experience to develop necessary knowledge base

 Experience with MS Office, case management software, and Outlook

 Experience with document production/management software

Recommended skills

Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Power Point
Microsoft Office
Self Motivation


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