Temporary Litigation Paralegal

Chatham, NJ 07928

Posted: 12/11/2019 Employment Type: Contract Job Number: 6650 Pay Rate: 30-35

Job Description

We currently have an opportunity for a Temporary Litigation Paralegal with an established law firm in Essex County, New Jersey. This is a very nice opportunity to work with attorneys in an entrepreneurial environment
Position responsibilities are:
  • Provide Trial preparation and support, as needed. (i.e. organize and index trial exhibits and other supporting documents, )
  • Prepare Indexes and Chronologies of Events of produced documents (Plaintiff, Defendant, Third-Party) and organize and coordinate document productions (Bates Stamping, Redaction, )
  • Prepare and maintain Privilege Logs
  • Prepare documents needed for Depositions and summarize Deposition Transcripts for use by attorneys
  • Review and gather relevant documents for Motions and other Court submissions
  • Organize exhibits for Pleadings and other Court submissions
  • Research relevant information on public records, witnesses, adversaries, arbitrators, mediators,
  • Coordinate and file Pleadings with the Court (knowing associated rules: Superior Court NJ, District Court NJ, Appellate)
  • Draft Interrogatories, Document Requests, Requests for Admissions, Subpoenas, as well as Answers to Complaints
  • Prepare and process filings and updates to electronic document systems maintained by clients
  • Draft letters to clients as well as Settlement Agreements
  • Prepare Mediation Submissions
  • Organize and track documents received from clients and the Court
  • Conduct computerized research utilizing the Internet and Westlaw
  • Proofread, format and edit documents
  • Conduct E-Discovery searches and uploads
  • Format Table of Contents/Table of Authorities
  • Provide Litigation Secretarial support as needed

Position requirements are:
  • At least 5 years of paralegal experience in litigation
  • Strong understanding of law firm procedures and requirements
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant court rules
  • Excellent grammar and proofreading skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong research skills (including Westlaw, internet, )
  • Intermediate to advanced technical skills in MS Office
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