Dallas, TX

Litigation Paralegal

Dallas law firm has an immediate opening for a 5 – 7 year Litigation Paralegal to support attorneys in significant litigation and/or other trial-related matters.  Ideal candidate must possess excellent organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills and have the ability to manage a multitude of tasks and case simultaneously without supervision. Paralegal certification from an ABA approved school and/or bachelor’s degree in a field related to law, administration, or liberal arts required. Position requires some travel including weekend and week-long travel; Overtime may be required.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist with drafting initial pleadings, including discovery, briefs, memos and findings of facts, etc.
  • Assist with trial research, preparation, and presentation; prepare affidavits, gather and organize evidence and other information, and draft position statements or briefs for such proceedings
  • Establish, organize and maintain pleading boards, attorney trial notebooks, expert witness notebooks, document indexes and lists
  • Summarize depositions, transcripts and records
  • Prepare case summaries, chronologies, correspondence and memoranda
  • Devise file organization scheme and supervise file maintenance, prepare privilege logs
  • Prepare exhibits and schedules
  • Preparation of areas of inquiry or questions for attorneys to use during depositions and trial
  • Assist with investigations- both documentary and witness interviews
  • Manage document productions, prepare exhibits and coordinate demonstrative evidence for hearings and trials, cite check and finalize briefs

Skills Required:

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong knowledge of Compulaw, Lotus Notes, Lexis, Westlaw and Adobe platforms
  • Thorough knowledge of state and federal court rules, litigation procedures and discovery processes (including electronic discovery)
  • Ability to conduct legal research and translate difficult concepts into simple terms
  • Ability to manage a multitude of tasks and cases simultaneously
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and prioritization skills are required
  • Ability to meet hard deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Qualified candidate submit resumes and salary requirements to:
Catie Colby
csc@attorneyresource.com Job #10214