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Litigation Paralegal

$70,000- $90,000
Posted Jul 01
Full Time
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Are you a litigation Paralegal with 3 - 5 years of experience? Would you like to put your mark on a brand-new office for a national law firm coming to Philadelphia? Would like you to work on some very interesting high-profile cases? If so, R & W Group has a great new opportunity! One of our favorite clients is looking for a mid-level Paralegal to join their newly opened Philadelphia office! In this role you would have the opportunity to create processes and procedures. You would work directly with the attorneys, paralegals, and clients.

Responsibilities

In this role, you would perform a variety of paralegal functions to assist senior paralegals and attorneys in representing their clients fairly and efficiently, completing casework, documentation and interaction with clients. You would complete substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts. This includes assisting senior paralegals in the review of new cases, conducting fact investigations, claims processing, settlements and general paralegal responsibilities, which may include:

  • Assist attorney in all phases of discovery, including preparing discovery responses and requests (to include requests for production, interrogatories and requests for admissions), scheduling depositions, docketing, fielding client calls, and frequent written and oral communication with defense and/or co-counsel.
    • Finalize and occasionally draft complaints, answers, routine notices, affidavits, motions, petitions, and summonses.
    • Compile and, as requested, analyze reports for attorneys (i.e., detailing cases settled, remaining defendants in groups of cases and/or status of case investigations).
    • Organize documents and client database(s) to include coding, indexing and controls numbering and history of documents produced and received.
    • Assist in initial client interviews and case investigations.
    • Organize files and review documents.
    • File and retrieve court documents using CM/ECF on PACER.
    • Create Tables of Contents and Tables of Authorities in Word.
    • Draft pre-trial data, assist in the preparation of trial notebooks, exhibits and legal authorities.
    • Arrange and prepare exhibits, depositions/testimony, copies, etc.
    • Prepare trial subpoenas and assist in scheduling of witnesses.
    • Conduct legal research on case law using WESTLAW and other appropriate law and/or medical libraries, databases, and on-line facilities.
    • Maintain files, including form files, legal memos and experts’ files.
    • Provide key Office Management support. Serve as point person for maintenance, mailing, shipping, supplies, equipment, bills, and errands
    • Complete special projects as requested.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or Paralegal Certificate required
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of paralegal work experience
  • Civil litigation and/or mass tort experience highly preferred
  • Familiar with MS Suite
  • Experience with eDiscovery platforms such as Relativity preferred
  • Must be highly organized
  • Previous experience in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment preferred
  • Ability to communicate and work well within a team environment required

Working Hours

Work may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the duties of the position. Work may require travel.

Working Conditions

Overtime is possible and may be expected in order to perform the essential functions of the position. Work is performed in a normal heated and/or air-conditioned office environment.

Solid compensation ($70 - 90K, DOE) and benefits. Tremendous opportunity to make an impact, both on the office and on cases. Apply online or register with us at www.r-wgroup.com.