Cambridge, MA, United States
Feb 27, 2021
Litigation Paralegal Responsibilities: Prepare pleadings and other legal documents, correspondence, and exhibits, format and proof. Assist in the preparation of legal memoranda, cite-check, apply Blue Book rules, format and proof. Gather facts, documents, and evidence to assist in the initiation of legal action or motion practice. Assist with discovery requests and responses; conduct document searches; organize documents and coordinate document productions, including bates-stamping, redaction, production logs, and e-discovery. Maintain and search databases. Work with clients and class members to gather and convey information. Prepare materials for oral arguments. Prepare for trials; organize exhibits, witness materials, the trial notebook, and all other supporting documents; coordinate trial logistics. Assist with appellate briefs and appendices, cite-check, apply Blue Book rules, format and proof. Perform administrative functions such as assist in maintaining a paperless office by scanning and filing documents in document management system; perform word processing functions, perform filing, efiling, service and mailing of pleadings, documents, correspondence and courtesy copies, calendar deadlines.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or paralegal certificate preferred with 5+ years experience as a litigation paralegal. Understands complex legal concepts and terminology. Knowledge of the rules regulating paralegals/legal assistants. In-depth knowledge of Federal court rules and procedures, and the skills to find and understand those in other jurisdictions. Knowledge of Federal ECF efiling systems, and the ability to learn efiling systems in other jurisdictions. Ability to perform legal research using LexisNexis or Westlaw. Ability to draft pleadings and discovery. Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize workload, and adapt to changing priorities. Ability to follow written and verbal instructions. Ability to perform under tight deadlines and maintain patience in high pressure situations. Strong working knowledge of advanced functions of Microsoft Office (including Word, Outlook and. Excel) and Adobe Acrobat. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning, verbal and written communication skills. Willingness and enthusiasm to learn new skills and contribute to our office and our projects in new ways. Must manage highly confidential information with professionalism and unquestionable integrity.