Commercial Litigation

Job #S20180308 – Washington, D.C.

The Washington, D.C. office of Perkins Coie is seeking a paralegal to join its Commercial Litigation department. This position 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.

Required: Requires 4 year degree and a minimum of four years' paralegal experience. Paralegal Certificate preferred.  Proven skills in managing and coordinating workload for litigation support team. Strong computer skills and experience with e­-discovery and automated litigation support software – Relativity, Concordance, Trial Director, CaseMap, TimeMap, PACER and LiveNote required.

Demonstrated knowledge of civil litigation and the ability to take initiative and to exercise discretion and independent judgment.  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.

Thorough knowledge of all phases of litigation, discovery, and trial procedures.  Demonstrated skills in document/information management.  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.  Sound knowledge of library operations and records storage procedures. Ability to handle multiple tasks, multiple concurrent deadlines, work well under pressure and independently. Working additional hours beyond the normal schedule may be required.


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