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  • Candice Walker

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Litigation Paralegal

Ascent • Washington, DC

Posted 7 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Degree - 4 Year Degree
Legal

Job Description

Litigation Paralegal
Washington DC
Direct Hire
 
Summary:
A mid-level litigation paralegal with work experience gained at Amlaw 100 firms or specialized litigation boutique law firms working on complex litigation, investigation, and/or arbitration matters.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Working with more senior paralegals and/or attorneys, perform all elements of litigation case management, including document and file management, case calendaring, discovery support, and trial prep and logistics activities.
  • On a case-specific basis, coordinate and oversee the tasks of more junior paralegals and other support staff as needed.
  • Interact with outside entities (e.g. courts, government agencies, expert witnesses, corporations, vendors and other law firms) to coordinate activities as needed in support of assigned cases.
  • Draft, review, and/or analyze routine legal documents as requested by attorneys; conduct legal research under attorney supervision.
  • Create and maintain effective working relationships with others to facilitate a positive and productive work environment.
  • Continuously refining, developing, and expanding skills in anticipation of changes in the work environment or profession.
Qualifications:
  • At least 2 years work experience as a litigation paralegal in an Amlaw 100 firm or suitable specialized litigation or another dispute resolution firm.
  • Experience with all stages of litigation, including use of current e-discovery database tools, modern e-filing practices, and trial preparation activities required; experience working at trial or arbitration proceedings preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and perform multiple tasks simultaneously; work equally well as part of a team in both a leadership and subordinate role; and excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well under deadlines and pressure typical of complex modern litigation, investigation, and arbitration matters.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software products including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Proficient with cite-checking and Bluebook rules preferred.
  • Available for overtime work and reasonable business travel as needed.
  • BS/BA from an accredited college or university is strongly preferred.
Paralegal Certificate preferred

 
Job ID: 19-00227
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