Litigation Paralegal

Austin, TX 78701

Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Function: Legal Job ID:: 130610

Job Description


Prestigious large downtown law firm is seeking a Litigation Paralegal to assist attorneys in all phases of litigation, including initial client interview, research, drafting of documents and pleadings, interviewing of witnesses, depositions, motions, trial notebooks, trial, appeal and execution of judgment, as illustrated by the following examples.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 
  • Attend initial client interview with attorney, take notes and assist in getting all pertinent data.
  • Organize client file.
  • Investigate and analyze factual matters.
  • Visit scene, take photographs.
  • Interview witnesses.
  • Obtain medical reports, wage analysis.
  • Arrange for service of process.
  • Draft necessary pleadings and pre-trial motions.
  • Draft requests for admissions, requests for production, requests for disclosure and interrogatories.
  • Work with attorney and client in answering interrogatories, requests for admissions, requests for production, and requests for disclosure.
  • Assist client with gathering of documents to be produced.
  • Review client documents for relevancy, privilege.
  • Prepare privilege logs.
  • Depositions.
  • Set up depositions, draft notice or subpoena and arrange for reporter.
  • Contact witnesses.
  • Draft outline of questions.
  • Take notes and assist with documents.
  • Digest and index depositions.
  • Assist attorney with locating and selecting expert witnesses.
  • Schedule and notify witnesses requested by attorney and assist in preparing for trial testimony.
  • Work with experts and witnesses to gather and organize documents and exhibits for deposition.
  • Organize trial notebook.
  • Draft pre-trial motions.
  • Assist attorney as requested with preparation of trial brief.
  • Draft list of suggested voir dire questions for attorney; take notes during voir dire and assist with jury selection.
  • Prepare exhibit and witness lists.
  • In the event of settlement, draft releases and motions for dismissal.
  • Handle issuance of subpoenas for witnesses and coordinate schedule of witness appearances.
  • Take notes and handle exhibits.
  • Summarize trial testimony.
  • Meet with attorney and client daily during trial to plan for next day.
  • Maintain exhibit list and update daily.

 

Requirements
  • 5+ years of litigation paralegal experience.

Meet The Recruiter

Maggie Dunn
Direct-Hire Recruiting Manager

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