Litigation Paralegal - Denver, Colorado

Location: Denver, Colorado
Date Posted: 07-14-2017
Litigation Paralegal - Denver, Colorado
 
JOB SUMMARY
Works alongside attorneys, litigation support specialists and fellow paralegals, often across offices, during all phases of the litigation process, from the initiation of a case to the discovery period through trial and post-trial findings and appeals.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Document / Fact Management:
  • Assists with document collection, organization and productions. Conducts the bates-stamping, redaction, duplication and indexing of documents. Sets up and maintains files which are organized chronologically, numerically and/or by subject matter. Works with Litigation Support on all electronic productions and ensures adherence to best practices as promulgated by that department. Under the guidance of an attorney, categorizes documents by subject matter, prepares a chronology of facts and creates production charts including privilege logs. Organizes interview memos, digests and other relevant documents for attorney review and case preparation. Maintains proficiency in the utilization and application of available document management systems and supporting technology.
Document / Factual Research:
  • Collaborates with Litigation Support to build and maintain appropriate document databases, run searches on internal and external document databases and systems, cull relevant information from a variety of resources such as courts, newspapers, magazines, libraries, case documents and trade associations. Maintains key documents for reference and review.
Witnesses / Depositions:
  • Under attorney supervision, maintains witness lists, assembles witness binders / files, prepares for and attends depositions, including the assembly of chronologies and documents relevant to the deponent. Readies and maintains exhibits, takes notes and handles exhibits during the deposition. Post deposition: ensure signing, appropriate distribution and safekeeping of the original transcript as well as utilization of Livenote for transcript management.
Motion practice:
  • Pulls relevant documents, proofreads papers, organizes exhibits and creates document indices in the preparation of motion filing.
Court filings:
  • Works with attorneys in the preparation and filing of all court documents. Creates, binds and distributes both file and courtesy copies. Organizes the briefs, exhibits and appendices. Assists attorneys with and coordinates the paper and/or e-filings of pleadings and court documents. 
Liaison with Internal Departments and Outside Agencies:
  • Oversees the progress of and the life of documents through the Litigation Support Department and Records Management Department. Orders transcripts from reporting services, and fulfills requests from outside counsel and others.
Prepare for and Attend Tribunals:
  • Assists with trials in the state, federal, appellate and supreme courts, as well as ITC Litigation, SEC investigations, arbitration's and/or mediation's. Tasks include organizing exhibits, files and all other supporting documents, coordinates trial set-up and logistics (e.g. travel, hotel), set-up of remote offices (locally and out of state as necessary), assists attorneys in the courtroom by taking notes, handling exhibits, and marking documents referred to by counsel, assists in the preparation of witness testimony and serves as the liaison between trial attorneys and in-house staff. Ensures the utilization of Livenote for trial transcript management.
Timekeeping:
  • Adheres to best practices as promulgated by the Firm for Daily Time Entry (DTE) for client billable work and eTime for attendance and time off requests.
Supervise support staff, assistants and temporary staff:
  • When necessary, provides adequate supervision, mentoring and coaching of junior team members assigned to the case.
Required Skills
  • Knowledgeable of applicable court systems, judicial processes and procedures.
  • Proficiency in document management systems as described above.
  • Proficiency in litigation support databases and technology including Excel and the Internet.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, across offices if necessary, to meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Minimum five years of related experience including general litigation proceedings.
Education:
BA/BS Degree or equivalent experience.

To Apply: Please email your resume for immediate consideration to: cfleck@chelsearecruiters.com
Craig Fleck
Vice President
Chelsea Search Group
3050 Rue D'Orleans #317
San Diego, CA 92110
858-829-7747
cfleck@chelsearecruiters.com
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