LITIGATION PARALEGAL!


Litigation Paralegal!


R & W Group is recruiting on behalf of our large law firm client in DC for a Litigation Paralegal who will assist the firm’s attorneys by working on all aspects of large scale, complex litigation, including assisting with research, drafting documents, preparing filings, and other tasks, primarily within the Products Liability group. The position will require overtime and may involve some travel.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Full understanding of litigation motion practice, discovery, trial and appellate procedures

  • Administratively manage all phases of litigation case

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments under tight deadlines

  • Ensure expertise in technology relevant to the position; proactively use most current technology to further teamwork, client service and efficiency

  • Manage electronic and hard copy documents using Firm and client specific technology

  • Prepare deposition notices and subpoenas; organize, maintain and prepare deposition materials, exhibits and summaries; track depositions

  • Preparation for fact and expert witness depositions

  • Coordinate and manage large scale document collection and production

  • Bluebook, cite check, and proofread briefs

  • Thorough understanding of court rules and filing requirements

  • Knowledge of Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw and internet search engines

  • Knowledge of Pacer and ECF filing procedures; draft and prepare documents for service and e-filing in federal jurisdictions

  • Experience with eDiscovery software including Relativity, Case Notebook, Trial Director and Adobe Professional

  • Trial preparation and attendance

  • Delegate to, and oversee the work of, Project Assistants and temporary staff

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with clients, Partners, Associates, Legal Assistants and all staff members

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Other tasks as requested/assigned by an Attorney or team member

Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience:

Required:

  • BA/BS with strong academic credentials

  • Minimum four years of paralegal experience

  • Previous experience in a law firm

  • Proficient at Microsoft Office applications and eDiscovery software

Preferred:

  • Writing sample submitted with resume

  • Paralegal Certificate from an ABA accredited program

  • MDL or Life Sciences Background

  • Mass Tort Experience

  • Sensitivity to Medical Records

  • Large case management background

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Good judgment

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others

  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion

  • Able to work under pressure

  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Please apply online via www.r-wgroup.com!

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