Commercial Litigation

Job #S20170811 – Portland, Oregon

The Portland office of Perkins Coie is seeking a paralegal to join its growing civil litigation department. Will assist litigation lawyers with all phases of litigation case support including document/information management (including ESI), factual analysis, discovery, and trial support. Maintain positive contact with clients and observe confidentiality of client matters. Organize and maintain case files, pleadings, and other documents and attorney notebooks. Edit and cite check briefs. Summarize articles, reports, witness statements, and depositions. Conduct factual research and analysis. Keep accurate time records. Prepare case/matter notebooks. Perform factual and legal research. Coordinate and attend client conferences, document productions, and depositions. Prepare material for in-house and outside distribution. Draft and revise legal documents and correspondence. Coordinate service of process and/or filings with public entities. Obtain factual information from clients and third parties, including governmental agencies. Track case/matter deadlines. Maintain departmental form files and systems. Perform computer database input and retrieval. Be present at work during regularly scheduled working hours and as needed in the job position, consistent with the Firm's attendance expectations.

Required: This position requires a 4 year degree and a minimum of five years' paralegal experience in the litigation practice group of a law firm or in-house legal department. Demonstrated knowledge of civil litigation and the ability to take initiative and to exercise discretion and independent judgment. Thorough knowledge of all phases of litigation, discovery, and trial procedures. Demonstrated skills in document/information management. Strong knowledge of Westlaw; public records requests; FOIA requests; FileSite; Microsoft applications; Adobe Acrobat Pro; local, state, and federal court rules; and citation style according to The Bluebook. Strong computer skills and experience with e-discovery and automated litigation support software -Relativity, Concordance, Trial Director, CaseMap, TimeMap and LiveNote. Sound knowledge of library operations and records storage procedures. Accurately type 60 wpm. Ability to express self effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to establish effective working relationships with Firm lawyers and staff, client personnel, and other professionals. Possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to handle multiple tasks, multiple concurrent deadlines, work well under pressure and independently. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Preferred: Paralegal certificate.

Schedule: Monday through Friday (required); 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (preferred). Working additional hours beyond the normal schedule may be required to meet firm and/or client demands.


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