Litigation Paralegal (San Francisco, CA) (1102-277)

Leclair Ryan, A Professional Corporation San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 6 months ago

As a trusted advisor, LeClairRyan provides business counsel and client representation in corporate law, litigation, and intellectual property. In this role, the firm applies its knowledge, insight and skill to help clients achieve their business objectives while managing and minimizing their legal risks, difficulties and expenses. With 25 national offices, the firm has approximately 325 attorneys representing a wide variety of clients throughout the nation.

ULX Partners is a strategic business entity that empowers member law firms with true end-to-end client solution capability, capital to ensure pricing predictability and flexibility, and the ability to improve law firm economics. Founded in 2018 by enterprise legal services provider UnitedLex with LeClairRyan as the first member firm, the ULX Partners constellation comprises more than 400 professionals in 26 countries who provide a full range of legal, finance, human resources, IT, pricing, procurement, and knowledge management support services to its member law firms. By fusing the business and the practice of law, ULX Partners helps law firms better align the scope, staffing, and pricing of services with clients' legal and business needs.

In partnership with LeClairRyan, we are excited to announce that we are currently seeking a full-time Litigation Paralegal in our San Francisco, California office who will contribute to overall success and help secure the bright future of our organization.

The Litigation Paralegal will primarily support a very successful team of attorneys who provide services to clients in various litigation practices including commercial litigation, labor and employment, professional liability, financial institutions and services litigation, white collar criminal defense and intellectual property litigation. Excellent communication, organization and attention to detail a must. Ability to work independently and as an integral member of a team. Knowledge of the litigation process, including discovery and trial preparationsor have the ability to learn.

  • Proactively assist attorneys with all aspects of the litigation process from case inception through discovery, trial, and the appeal process.

  • Understand the litigation process, and have working knowledge of the documents and process involved relating to pleadings, discovery, motion work, and trial.

  • Draft, issue, and/or serve deposition subpoenas, requests for production of documents, record subpoenas, and trial subpoenas, and proactively follow up with witnesses as needed regarding production.

  • Manage case files, including obtaining, reviewing and summarizing medical records, billing records, employment records, and numerous other types of records, to identify key issues and key witnesses.

  • Assist attorneys with all phases of discovery, including drafting notices, and demanding and preparing document productions.

  • Assist attorneys with motion work, including dispositive motions, including drafting simple declarations, and checking citations and marking/selecting/and preparing supporting exhibits.

  • Assist attorneys with trials, including subpoena and manage trial witnesses, work with trial consultants, and assist with the preparation of pretrial motions and documents, including preparing actual trial exhibits.

  • Conducting research, including legal research on WestLaw, and online research and research on various media platforms, and retaining private investigators as needed.

  • Research, interview, and retain experts across the disciplines and specialties as needed, including medical doctors, economist, vocational rehabilitation experts, life care planners, and engineers.

  • Work with internal staff and external experts, party and non-party witnesses, opposing counsel, co-counsel, insured, and clients in a professional manner.

Required Skills

  • 3-5 years of applicable litigation experience required.

  • A Bachelor's Degree and a paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved paralegal program is required.

  • Candidates should also possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills.

  • All potential candidates should have previous experience performing the following tasks: drafting correspondence and discovery; assisting attorneys in preparing for depositions, mediation, trial; document management; knowledge of court rules; proficiency in e-filing (state and federal); calendaring and docketing; and research skills.

  • Experience with electronic document review platforms such as Summation, Concordance, and Relativity, including key word searching and assistance in production coordination.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Case Map, ShareFile, Nuance, TrialPad and TrialDirector.

  • Each candidate must be able to handle multiple projects at the same time and be willing to work overtime if necessary.

  • A successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work well with a team.

Job Location San Francisco, California, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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Litigation Paralegal (San Francisco, CA) (1102-277)

Leclair Ryan, A Professional Corporation