6/24/14 – Litigation Legal Assistant

Accentuate Staffing is currently recruiting a Litigation Legal Assistant for a client of ours in Raleigh, NC. This position is a direct-hire opportunity.

Responsibilities

  • Perform ECF filings
  • Conduct legal research, to include: court records, libraries, online resources, Lexis, etc.
  • Draft pleadings, discoveries, memoranda, and correspondence
  • Analyze responses to discovery requests
  • Oversee e-discovery process
  • Create, organize, and maintain client and case files
  • Utilize Eclipse to create, organize, code, and review documents
  • Summarize depositions, documents, and medical records
  • Prepare discovery requests, trial notebooks, and exhibits
  • Prepare jury instructions
  • Conduct trial preparation
  • Contact various State and Federal Court personnel
  • Maintain hearing schedules, docketing, and calendaring
  • Prepare CJA coding and narrative for preparation of fee applications
  • Assist on special projects for predetermined practice areas

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred
  • 5+ years of Litigation experience; preferably within a mid/large size law firm
  • Proficient in Litigation database software, Federal Court system, and ECF filings
  • Knowledge of Litigation procedures and protocols
  • Knowledge of civil rules and procedures
  • Paralegal certification/experience is a plus
  • Strong analytical, multi-tasking,  and communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter with an extraordinary attention to detail