Litigation Paralegal

Posted July 8, 2024

Location: Philadelphia

The litigation paralegal furnishes legal support for multiple attorneys. The position reports to the supported attorneys, with a dotted line to the Director of Operations. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Organize documents and coordinate document productions.
    Organizing, indexing and preparing documents for productions. Work with Litigation Support on electronic document productions. Set up and maintain files which are organized chronologically, numerically and/or by subject matter. Work with Litigation Support on electronic productions. Under the guidance of an attorney, categorize documents by subject matter, prepare a chronology of facts and create production charts.
  • Conduct various document searches and factual research.
    Create and maintain internal case databases, run searches on internal and external document databases and systems, cull relevant information from a variety of resources such as newspapers, magazines, libraries, case documents and trade associations.
  • Prepare witness and matter materials for case preparation.
    Organize interview memos, digests and other relevant documents for attorney review and case preparation.
  • Prepare for depositions.
    Under attorney supervision, gather and prepare documents relevant to the deponent, organize exhibits prior to deposition. Digest transcripts to summarize highlights of a proceeding. Work with Litigation Support to load digital transcripts and exhibits to Case Notebook software.
  • Motion practice.
    Pull relevant documents, proofread papers, organize exhibits and create document indices in the preparation of motion filing.
  • Perform court filings.
    Work with attorneys in the preparation and filing of all court documents. Create, bind and distribute both file and courtesy copies. Organize the briefs, exhibits and appendices.
  • Act as liaison among various internal departments as well as with outside agencies.
    Oversee the progress of documents through litigation support departments, order transcripts from reporting services, and fulfill requests from outside counsel and others.
  • Prepare for and attend trials.
    Organize exhibits, files and all other supporting documents, coordinate trial set-up and logistics, assist attorneys in the courtroom by taking notes, handling exhibits, and marking documents referred to by counsel, assist in the preparation of witness testimony and serve as liaison between trial attorneys and in-house staff.
  • Communicate telephonically, by email and other correspondence with clients and other external constituencies as well as others who work within the Firm.

OTHER FUNCTIONS

  • Performs other duties as required by position.
  • Takes part in training sessions as offered by the Firm.
  • Maintains files and prepares various reports as needed. 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, ABILITIES, OR KNOWLEDGE

  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to operate effectively under pressure.
  • Understanding of legal terminology.
  • Problem solving ability.
  • Ability to deal discreetly with confidential information.
  • High level of proficiency with eDiscovery tools including Relativity, Eclipse and the like.

      MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

      • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. 

      WORKING CONDITIONS AND SAFETY HAZARDS

      • Occasional overtime work may be required throughout the year.
      • Works under frequent deadlines and time pressure. 

      Interested candidates should submit a resume to Human Resources at staffing@mmwr.com. No calls or agencies please.

      This job description does not list all the duties of the job.  You may be asked by supervisors or managers to perform other instructions and duties.  You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.  Management has the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.