Paralegal

Pittsburgh, PA

Post Date: 11/07/2017 Job ID: 30074 Industry: Legal Pay Rate: 60-66K

Large downtown law firm is looking for an experienced litigation paralegal. Toxic tort experience is preferred but not required. This position performs a variety of factual investigations and detailed information gathering and coordination.  The individual holding this position performs legal tasks that require independent judgment.  The paralegal will operate as a part of a team of lawyers and support staff to provide a high level of service to our clients.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

 

  • Examines, organizes, analyzes, and summarizes information relating to particular questions and organizes the communication into a logical and usable work product
  • Utilizes the firm’s software and technology, specifically any practice-group driven technology 
  • Investigates factual issues using a variety of sources, including client repositories, websites, and other outside sources
  • Maintains client-, matter-, or practice-group-specific resources in electronic format or hard copy
  • Presents results of all projects in effectively written memos, emails, or another logical format
  • Assists in all aspects of transactions or trials, including, but not limited to, drafting transactional documents and pleadings, coordinating document productions, administering trusts and estates, and assisting with real estate transactions
  • Maintains all the administrative standards set by the firm, including preparing and submitting daily time entries, attending administrative meetings, legal keying all client-relevant and firm information, and performing other administrative tasks as assigned 
  • Coordinates with vendors and service providers for outside services, following the firm’s procurement policies 
  • Trains project assistants on project specific duties and responsibilities when necessary 
  • Performs legal tasks that require independent judgment 
  • Develops procedures and systems to provide effective legal services  

 

  • EXPERIENCE SKILLS REQUIRED
  • College degree preferred with minimum of two (2) years’ relevant work experience in litigation 
  • Demonstrates proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Office applications 
  • Has working understanding of defense costs, securities filings and basic financial reporting 
  • Produces accurate results 
  • Anticipates plans and prioritizes work
  • Manages competing demands to meet deadlines 
  • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Demonstrates the ability to meet obligations with confidentiality, integrity, and sensitivity 
  • Requires high attention to detail and the ability to follow up on assignments with little or no guidance from leadership 
  • Requires critical thinking skills sufficient to make independent decisions regarding daily work tasks 
  • Follows detailed instructions and handles complex work 
  • Brings problems, concerns, or discrepancies to the attention of the supervising lawyer 
  • Maintains current knowledge of practice area industry trends and the legal profession

 

If you are an experienced Paralegal with the above listed experience please reply to Job 30074.  Only those candidates for further consideration will be contacted.

EOE
D/M/F/V


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