A litigation paralegal is a legal professional who assists lawyers in preparing for and managing the various stages of a legal dispute such as research, document organization & case management to support the litigation process.

Job Description

Our trial team needs a talented Litigation Paralegal to serve as its core. Before, during, and after the trial, you will be in charge of organizing every aspect. The chosen applicant will be able to support the litigation process at every stage, conducting interviews, completing legal research, filing documents, and participating in trials.

The following are the responsibilities of a Litigation Paralegal:

  • Carrying out preliminary case evaluations, legal research, and pre-claim investigations.
  • Drafting and submitting to the court pleadings, motions, and appellate documents.
  • Carrying out administrative tasks (managing logistics, scheduling hearings and deadlines, and organizing case files, etc.).

Principal Responsibilities

  • Perform preliminary case evaluations, legal research, and pre-claim investigations.
  • Create and submit to the court pleadings, motions, and appellate documents.
  • Execute administrative tasks such as scheduling hearings and deadlines, organizing case files, and overseeing logistics.
  • Continue to keep discovery indexes and pleadings.
  • Arrange the evidence, documents, briefs, appendices, and exhibits.
  • Assist lawyers with discovery requests and interrogations.
  • Collect pertinent data from multiple sources.
  • Communicate with trial teams’ internal and external partners.
  • Assistance with jury selection, voir dire, and witness preparation.
  • Help in the resolution of cases.

Qualifications and Abilities

  • A track record of success as a Litigation Paralegal.
  • Relevant expertise in court rules and procedures, practices, evidence, motions, discovery, and litigation paperwork among other areas.
  • Exceptionally well-organized, able to manage several deadlines in a hectic setting; excellent communication and writing abilities; keen attention to detail; deep knowledge of computers and databases.
  • Associate’s degree in Paralaw or another appropriate certification.

Commonly Asked Questions

What does a Litigation Paralegal do?

Litigation Paralegals assist attorneys in preparing for and managing legal cases, including conducting legal research, drafting documents, and organizing trial materials.

How does a Litigation Paralegal support the litigation process?

They play a vital role in case preparation by organizing documents, conducting legal research, assisting in discovery, and drafting pleadings.

Can a Litigation Paralegal provide legal advice to clients?

No, Litigation Paralegals cannot provide legal advice. They support attorneys in legal tasks but do not offer direct legal counsel to clients.

What qualifications are typically required to become a Litigation Paralegal?

Qualifications often include a paralegal certificate or degree, legal research and writing skills, and knowledge of litigation procedures.

How can I contact a Litigation Paralegal for assistance or inquiries?

You can typically reach out to a Litigation Paralegal through the law firm’s main contact number or by contacting the firm’s legal department directly.