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We are conducting a search for an experienced Litigation Paralegal for our top-rated international law firm in the San Francisco office. 

 

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years' experience and will be responsible  for the coordination of all details before, during and after trial.  The successful candidate will have experience managing a trial team from inception through completion including legal research, document filing, coordinating and being a part of the onsite team.  

 

What You'll Do:

  • Creates and implements all elements of litigation case management systems, including file management (electronic and hard copy), case calendaring, discovery-related tasks and trial activities
  • Maintain pleadings and discovery indexes
  • Assist attorneys with document reviews (setup, coordination of hot doc binders, preparation of privilege logs, conduct searches as needed, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of bluebooking and cite checking briefs, as well as creation of Table of Authorities
  • Understands mechanics of e-filing and e-files with state and federal courts and agencies
  • Assist with preparation of state and federal court filings in coordination with Managing Attorney’s Office, including coordination of service copies, delivery of documents to Court, preparation of litigation backs and other specific document preparation as required by the specific Court or Judge
  • Draft and review routine legal documents as requested by attorneys
  • Conduct precedent and legal research under attorney supervision
  • Experience interacting with outside entities (e.g. courts, government agencies, expert witnesses, corporations, vendors and other law firms) to gather information or coordinate activities as needed in support of upcoming depositions, trials, arbitrations.
  • Create and maintain effective working relationships with others to facilitate a positive work environment

 

What You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor degree, or equivalent work experience in a field that develops the skills required for the functions and responsibilities of the position
  • Completion of an approved paralegal program
  • Experience with all stages of litigation, including intake, discovery, and trial
  • Experience coordinating all logistics for trials/arbitrations/mediation, including negotiating workspace, setting up remote office space (in coordination with Litigation Support Services), and coordinating with vendors
  • Experience using Relativity document hosting database
  • Experience using litigation support software, including LiveNote and CaseMap.
  • Strong attention to detail and accountability
  • Ability to communicate with individuals of all levels within the firm in a courteous and professional manner
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to work concurrently on a variety of matters and manage time and expectations
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines
  • Excellent judgment
  • Proficiency using LexisNexis, Westlaw, BloombergLaw
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, as well as knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Perform other duties as assigned
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