R & W Group has a great new paralegal position with a DC-based law firm! The ideal candidate will have a college degree (paralegal certificate is a plus) and a minimum of 1 year of paralegal/prior law firm experience. Must have solid computer skills, including: typing speed of 45 wpm or higher, experience with document management software (e.g. iManage, DocsOpen, NetDocuments, etc.), knowledge of the e-discovery process; solid skills in MS Word, Excel and Outlook, database management systems (e.g., Concordance and/or Summation) and database systems/document review tools (e.g., Relativity). Sound research skills will also be very important. Ability to use the Internet and other online resources as a research tool; knowledge of and experience with Lexis and/or Westlaw, and The Bluebook and cite-checking skills are required. Duties and tasks include (but not limited to):
Serve as paralegal on assigned cases and is responsible for overall case management.
Participate in the design and management of the repository of case documents, establishing procedures to facilitate the organization and retrieval of documents.
Establish and maintain an open line of communication with the associates and/or support staff, providing reports with regard to the status of all case assignments/projects.
Ability to identify and resolve case related issues in a timely manner.
Analyze and organize documents as required by attorneys.
Manage document review and production database(s).
Manage the preparation of legal briefs (proofreading, cite-checking, Bluebook) and coordinate filing of same.
Assist attorneys with preparation and service of written discovery.
Ability to file documents electronically (via PACER) and in hard copy form in a variety of jurisdictions.
Manage maintenance of Key Case Indices (production logs, deposition calendar and exhibits, etc…).
Perform basic legal and factual research.
Manage the creation and maintenance of the case calendar.
Draft memos and correspondence as needed.
Coordinate working relationships with outside entities such as: co-counsel, opposing counsel, witnesses, service vendors, etc.
Perform various administrative tasks as required.
Perform other related duties as needed and/or assigned.
Adhere to all Firm policies and procedures.
If this position sounds like a fit for you, please send in a resume online through www.r-wgroup.com!