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)