Overview

New York, NY

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 & 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.
  • Adhere to Firm policies, practices, and priorities; and perform other duties as requested by Firm management.

Qualifications

  • At least 2 years work experience as a litigation paralegal in an AmLaw 100 firm or suitable specialized litigation or other 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.
  • Ability to communicate (both written and verbal) with individuals at all levels of the firm in an appropriate and professional manner; strong service orientation, sense of accountability and attention to detail.
  • 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.

Education

  • BS/BA from an accredited college or university is strongly preferred.
  • Paralegal certificate preferred.

Salary: Highly competitive above market compensation
Date Active: 9.29.2021
Exempt/Not Exempt: Non-Exempt