Overview

New York, NY, Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA 

Job Description

A global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Paralegal to join their winning team, located in their New York, NY, Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA office.

The success of the firm is largely determined by their commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides their clients with the highest quality of work and service. They are driven by their core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.

As the global outbreak of COVID-19 continues to unfold, the firm has taken precautions to help protect their people, clients, and the communities where they live and work.  This includes a shift to virtual work for the majority of their lawyers and staff.  This role will likely start virtually while the firm continues to evaluate the situation.

The Paralegal will receive a generous total compensation package. Bonuses are awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in firm’s comprehensive benefit program including healthcare, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401k plan, and more! In addition, employees receive 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure.

As a Paralegal you will be responsible for performing legal tasks and providing various administrative support to attorneys and other supervising paralegals. Those responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating work for copyright and related intellectual property cases or transactions with the assistance of support departments, secretaries, and project assistants. The Paralegal will prepare basic legal documents, retrieve documents from internal or public sources, and maintain the integrity of case or transactional files, while accomplishing these and other critical functions:

  • Coordinating the work of supporting departments, secretaries, and project assistants by retrieving, assembling, and/or organizing documents for review by supervisors
  • Preparing specified forms, letters, or other legal documents
  • Obtaining documents and certificates from local or federal courts and state agencies
  • Conducting basic searches and creating reports in databases or other document repositories
  • Proofreading and preparing documents for submission to courts or agencies
  • Maintaining the integrity of the case or transactional documents generated throughout the duration of a case or transaction
  • Completing special projects on various issues as assigned

As a Paralegal, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. The successful Paralegal must have proficient knowledge of applications typically used in a legal office environment, such as billing software, databases, and internet searching skills. The successful Paralegal must display proficiency with MS Office applications, specifically MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook, with the ability to search, filter, and work in tables/reports in Excel. Familiarity with US Copyright Office procedures, including how to search US Copyright Office registration records and how to liaise with the Copyright Office to request records for litigation, etc., is desired.

A Bachelor’s degree (and signed declaration if located in a California office), or paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program is required. A minimum of two (2) years of related law firm experience, preferably as a Paralegal is desired.

Salary: Highly competitive merit based compensation
Date Active: 6.8.2021
Exempt/Not Exempt: Non-Exempt