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Litigation Paralegal

Relevante, Inc.
Seattle, Washington, United States
December 07, 2018



We seek a career-oriented individual with experience in supporting attorneys in a busy litigation practice group. Strong project management, research, writing, analytical, organizational, and communications skills are required for this role.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Manage electronic and paper discovery

2. Project management (i.e., managing to deliverables and milestones: on time and within budget, meeting business and client needs)

3. Organize and index case files

4. Investigate facts, research law, and prepare documents as directed by attorneys

5. Review legal documents and conduct factual analysis

6. Summarize legal documents and data

7. Create privilege logs

8. Perform wide variety of research and data compilation

9. Assist in preparing reports, affidavits, correspondences, declarations and complaints

10. Proofread, check accuracy of quotes and cite formats in legal documents

11. Act as liaison with court clerks

12. Review local court rules and identify filing requirements

13. Conduct electronic and paper filing with court

14. Determine event deadlines and calendar same

15. Assist attorney in preparation for depositions

16. Attend depositions; Prepare deposition digests

17. Assist attorneys in mediations, arbitrations or other forms of ADR

18. Assist attorneys at trial

19. Communicate with witnesses and experts

20. Enter billing and expense data into Firm system in a timely manner

21. Other duties as assigned such as marketing, RFP response, practice team, presentation and event support and assist library, conflicts and other miscellaneous duties

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 3 years of relevant litigation experience

2. Familiarity with major ediscovery platforms such as CasePoint, Relativity

3. Knowledge of electronic filings (state and federal), as well as court rules and procedures, litigation terminology and documentation

4. Computer proficiency, with working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills

6. Excellent analytical and organizational skills

7. Ability to work effectively in a team environment

8. Flexibility to work late and travel (locally and nationally) as needed

9. Ability to retrieve and distribute print volumes, push and pull packages and books weighing up to 30 pounds, and ability to retrieve objects from shelves of up to 8 feet high and replace same

10. Paralegal certificate a plus

11. Project management certificate a plus