Litigation Paralegal

Our firm is seeking to add a full-time Paralegal to support the attorneys with general civil litigation and small transactional matters.

This is a great opportunity for a highly-motivated individual who enjoys the variety offered by a small practice, is a team player and likes to be kept busy, and yet wants to work in a firm that puts high value on every person’s contributions as well as the importance of work/life balance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing substantive support to attorneys in litigation matters from start to finish
  • Drafting correspondence, motions and other court documents
  • Coordinating service of process and filings/e-filings with public entities in Maryland, DC and Virginia
  • Managing all phases from discovery from scheduling depositions and preparing subpoenas and notices to document collection, review and production
  • Organizing and maintaining case files and pleadings
  • Monitoring case/matter deadlines
  • Communicating with clients
  • Performing legal and regulatory research
  • Prepare for and attend depositions, hearing and trials
  • Other duties may include preparing contracts by customizing standard forms

To qualify, candidates must have:

  • Knowledge of all phases of litigation, discovery and trial procedures
  • 3+ years of litigation experience
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Punctual and professional
  • Excellent written / verbal communication and customer service skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, and Adobe Acrobat
  • College degree or paralegal certificate
  • Stable work history
  • Professional references
  • Experience using Westlaw, a plus

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