Litigation Paralegal

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Job summary:
A busy civil litigation law firm is recruiting for an experienced management-side litigation paralegal. We are women and minority-owned and managed law firm that has operated on a digital portable platform for over 11 years. Our culture promotes and rewards mutual respect, collaboration, and the free-flowing exchange of ideas to benefit our team and our clients.

This position supports a team of attorneys in all aspects of their litigation practices. The environment is fast-paced, with paralegal support being the primary focus. Duties may also include additional tasks based on workflow demand. Strong litigation and legal technology skills are essential—comprehensive benefits and competitive salary commensurate with experience.

• Requires 5+ years of litigation experience in North Carolina
• Business, Labor and Employment, and Medical Malpractice litigation experience a plus
• Bachelor’s degree and Paralegal Certificate
• North Carolina State Bar Paralegal Certification
• Litigation experience in federal court and NC business court
• Experience with eDiscovery tools and management of large productions of electronically stored information REQUIRED.
• Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Bill4Time (or other comparable billing software), Salesforce, Adobe Pro, E-discovery review and production programs, and online file management applications
• Familiar with OSX applications (Mac)
• Familiar with Westlaw/LexisNexis, PACER
• Familiar with local, state, and federal court rules and procedures

• Conduct fact investigations, initial case assessment and analysis
• Participate in client interviews
• Interact and communicate with clients, opposing counsel, expert witnesses, court personnel and vendors via email, phone, and in-person
• Interview witnesses, including obtaining affidavits and written statements
• General case and file management
• Participate in the formulation of discovery plan and draft discovery requests
• Calculate and calendar discovery and pleadings deadlines
• Draft notices of deposition and arranging court reporters and videographers
• Conduct legal and medical research as needed
• Perform background research on expert witnesses and gather prior testimony on experts
• Prepare witness files for use at depositions and trial
• Organize and analyze case file documents, including discovery responses, document productions, medical records, and medical bills
• Assist with preparation of document productions (electronically and paper)
• Draft correspondence and memos
• Request and obtain medical records and bills from medical providers
• Draft medical records chronologies
• Schedule initial conferences, deposition prep meetings, depositions, mediations, trial prep meetings, and hearings as needed
• Prepare trial exhibits, pretrial notebooks, jury notebooks, and other pretrial documents
• Prepare trial subpoenas and coordinating scheduling of witnesses
• Draft pleadings including notices of hearing, affidavits, consent discovery scheduling orders, motions, stipulations for dismissal and other pleadings as needed
• Assist with preparation of client reports
• Perform background research on potential jurors prior to and during trial
• Attend and assist attorneys at trial as needed (may require out of town travel)
• Manage trial logistics

• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively with diverse personalities
• Possess problem-solving and decision-making skills
• Confident
• Take pride in your work
• Trustworthy in handling sensitive and confidential information
• A self-starter
• Ability to prioritize and multi-task
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
• Strong analytical skills
• A positive attitude focused on adding value to the team
• Excellent planning and organizational skills with strong attention to detail
• Professional demeanor and excellent communication skills (oral and written)

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