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Legal Specialists San Francisco Full-Time
$110,000.00 - $120,000.00 / year
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  • Consults and assists attorneys and paralegals on specific case needs to identify discovery document management tools and solutions for transcripts, pleadings, and correspondence. 
  • Prepares plans, schedules, and budgets for case specific support, such as document collection, processing, review, production and trial; advises case teams on Firm’s Best Practices for managing electronic discovery. 
  • Liaises with information technology and other administrative departments of the Firm to support case team requirements for services such as SFTP transfer, securing source code, and war room setup. 
  • Develops healthy working relationships with client- approved vendors. Communicates data specifications and requirements effectively. 
  • Administers legal teams’ document review databases, including user rights management, database and coding form design, indexing, import/export of fielded data, OCR/extracted text, and metadata. 
  • Manipulates and prepares early case reports of load files and raw data using tools such as Microsoft Access, Excel, text editors, dtSearch, and LAW. 
  • Prepares small document collections for review by processing data using LAW. Also coordinates similar processing for larger collections with outside processing providers. 
  • Assists with preparation of search strategy for culling of documents based on discussions with legal team and knowledge of query syntax in early case assessment/culling and document review platforms. 
  • Interprets discovery data specifications and provides feasibility feedback to legal team. Prepares productions according to agreed-upon format. 
  • Provides patient training and support of Firm Software (Ringtail, Concordance, LiveNote, and CaseMap) to legal teams and corporate clients. 
  • 4+ of experience in an law firm or legal environment and/or a thorough understanding of the requirements of litigation support, legal documents, and procedural requirements. 
  • Ability to propose solutions to complex case challenges. 
  • Experience in advising on and performing document inventory, search, and culling techniques to reduce volume, identify potentially responsive or privileged documents, and reduce costs. 
  • Familiarity with methods to identify duplicates, near duplicates, email threads, and families within document collections. 
  • Sufficient experience in case management to initiate and navigate vendor relationships on cases that may be large or have special needs. 
  • Proficient in MS Excel, MS Access, a large text editor (UltraEdit/Textpad), file I/ O manipulation using MS DOS commands, or other equivalent utilities.
  • Extensive working knowledge of multiple document review tools such as Ringtail, Concordance, Relativity, EZReview, or Kroll Ontrack Inview. Knowledge of LiveNote, IPRO, or other similar tools is required. Must be able to support end- users and perform administrative tasks. 

This position is also available in Palo Alto and Los Angeles.

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