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Paralegal - Trial - Philadelphia

JOB TITLE: Paralegal

 

DEPARTMENT: Trial

 

LOCATION: Philadelphia

 

OVERVIEW:  Duane Morris LLP, a global law firm with 900+ attorneys in offices across the U.S. and around the world, offers innovative solutions to the legal and business challenges presented by today’s evolving global markets.

 

SUMMARY:  We are seeking a Paralegal to support the trial team in all phases of litigation.  The ideal candidate must have at least 5 years of complex litigation experience with an emphasis on large case management, trial preparation, document production, discovery and trial exhibits.  The day to day duties includes drafting notices, summonses; administer and oversee document inspections at the request of counsel; research and analyze case law; Shepardize cases and cite check briefs; communicate with court personnel regarding the status of cases; electronically edit documents relating to litigation; proofread documents to be filed in court.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

           Prepare, organize, and file documents and correspondence with the court

           Conduct legal research

           Update and maintain docketing and filing as well as internal databases

           Prepare witness and other materials for case preparation

           Organize relevant documents for attorney review and case preparation

           Prepare for depositions, including the preparation of discovery requests; facilitate service of process and coordinating examinations before trial (EBT)

           Draft pleadings, motions, briefs

           Perform administrative duties (calendar hearings and deadlines, organize case files, manage logistics, etc.)

           Maintain pleadings and discovery indexes

           Organize exhibits, documents, evidence, briefs and appendices

           Aid attorneys with interrogatories and other discovery requests

           Assist between trial teams and internal/external third parties; conducts investigations; engage in on-line legal research; develop pleadings; prepare motions and other pertinent legal documents/forms for review by assigned attorney; assist in discovery

           Accurately and consistently track and record all related billable and non-billable time;

           Organize exhibits, documents, evidence, briefs and appendices

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

           Experience working with experts, including preparing materials and trial preparation

           Familiarity with medical records and preparing related chronologies

           Previous experience attending trial(s)

           Investigative mind and strong factual research skills

           Working knowledge of legal database software

           Experience in preparing legal reports

           Excellent communication and time management skills

           Proficient in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Relativity and Word

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

           Certification or associate’s degree in paralegal studies (bachelor’s degree is preferred)

           Minimum of 5 - 8 years’ experience in a paralegal role

 

BENEFITS:

  • Comprehensive healthcare, dental, vision, and prescription plans.
  • Commuter, HSA and FSA spending accounts
  • Short-term and long-term disability and life insurance coverage
  • 401k and Pension Plan
  • 22 PTO days
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Employee Referral Bonus ($3,000.00)
 

EEO STATEMENT:  Duane Morris is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact us at 215-979-1000.

 

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Disclaimer: The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not a contract or employment agreement and is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all functions, responsibilities or requirements.  In addition, Duane Morris reserves the right to amend, suspend or terminate any benefit plan, in whole or in part, at any time. The authority to make such changes rests with the Plan Administrator.