The Paralegal will provide support to lawyers during the entire litigation process from the initial information-gathering stage through discovery and trial, and ending with careful archival of case material. Subject to the supervision of the attorney(s) responsible for the matter, Paralegals may assist in such tasks as: correspondence and discovery, hearings and trials, administrative proceedings, briefs, and settlements. Paralegals also play a significant role in the retrieval, review, and production of documents pursuant to government agency investigations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Manage multiple active United States Federal court and ITC (International Trade Commission) matters;
- Working knowledge of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the rules governing practice before the ITC, particularly 19 CFR;
- Familiarity with litigation and hearings at the ITC;
- Coordinate document retrieval, review, organization, and electronic and/or hard copy production;
- Maintain case pleadings, correspondence, discovery, and research related to Federal and ITC matters;
- Maintain document, transcript, and work product databases;
- Assist with finalizing and appropriate service of briefs, motions, exhibits, subpoenas, discovery requests, and responses;
- Organize and prepare exhibit lists, witness binders, demonstrative exhibits, and/or privilege logs; Manage case calendar;
- Correspond with clients, counsel, court clerks, expert witnesses, and/or vendors;
- Assist with trial site preparation and attend trials and hearings;
- Cite-check briefs and memoranda;
- Perform Lexis and Westlaw legal research;
- Perform PACER, Courtlink, and ECF docket management tasks;
- Meet minimum 1500 hour annual billable requirement;
- All members of the firm are encouraged to participate in our Global Citizenship program; and
- Other duties as assigned.
- Supervise temporary staff, as needed;
- Coordinate work with outside document/litigation vendors, including adherence to strict deadlines.