Litigation Paralegal (Mid-Level)

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, a powerhouse firm with the heart of a boutique, is seeking a mid-level Litigation Paralegal for our New York Office. The Litigation Paralegal will assist attorney(s) by providing clerical and research support services including document preparation and review; coordinating with clients; research and fact checking; and hearing preparation.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with document organization through various stages of litigation including document redaction, Bates stamping, organizing and tabbing exhibits, preparation of witness kits and trial binders with indices; assist with document productions.

  • Analyze client information to develop case chronologies.

  • Participate in case teams, including attendance at all team meetings, creation of task lists and meeting minutes; follow up on action items and assigned tasks.

  • Prepare of case chronologies.

  • Review and assembly of documents to be used at depositions, arbitrations and trials.

  • Assist with document productions, including review, organization and indexing documents produced.

  • Proofread, cite check, blue book briefs, Shepardize memoranda of law.

  • Prepare affidavits of service and applications for pro hac vice admissions.

  • Assemble exhibits to affidavits and memoranda.

  • Coordinate and participate in all tasks leading up to and during Trial including: organization of trial notebooks, mark trial exhibits, tracking trial exhibits and testimony.

  • Manage logistics of depositions and trial and court appearances.

  • Order and summarize trial transcripts for appeal purposes.

  • Manage post-trial documents.

  • Prepare for and attend depositions, hearings and trials: organizes exhibits, file exhibits and all other supporting documents.  At trial, work with multiple stakeholders to assure that all logistical and case management needs are met; marks, organizes, and handle exhibits.

  • Review and monitor case dockets to identify, summarize, and circulate relevant pleadings and applications.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-4 years’ experience.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Superior proofreading and research skills including electronic research using Westlaw and/or LexisNexis.

  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, and to exercise discretion and good judgment.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)