Litigation Paralegal

This is a full-time position at a national law firm with a proven reputation for providing progressive, industry-leading legal, business, regulatory and government relations advice to our regional, national and international clients.
We are currently searching for a Litigation Practice Assistant for our Philadelphia, PA office.
Our Firm is currently operating on a hybrid work schedule. Employees work from the office three days per week and remotely from home for two.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: · Evaluate assignments and best approaches to complete them. · Type, proofread, format and edit correspondence, pleadings, memoranda, agreements and other legal documents under time-sensitive deadlines; may assist with drafting of pleadings and other documents. · Calendaring, including docketing court deadlines and events, scheduling depositions (virtual and in-person) and scheduling conference calls/video conferences with accuracy and timeliness. · Prepare and file pleadings, briefs, and other court submissions using CM/ECF, and other electronic filing systems. · Coordinate travel arrangements. · Maintain contacts using the Firm’s marketing CRM system. · Open new client and new matter files using Firm software. · Keep paper and electronic files for professionals and clients; maintain email and electronic files using Firm software. · Schedule appointments, depositions and meetings; make travel arrangements; setup conference calls and video meetings. · Create and submit expense reports using Firm’s accounting system (Concur). · Utilize software applications (Firm and practice-specific) to assist attorneys in work product as well as retention and organization of emails and attaching appropriate files and documents. · Work as a team and in conjunction with cluster mates, colleagues and professionals in specified practice area(s) and office/Firm wide. · Liaise with Document Services for document projects and with Litigation Support for production projects. · Effectively communicate with witnesses, clients, colleagues and opposing counsel as directed and present a positive Firm impression. Other duties as assigned.
Required Education/Experience: · A minimum of five years of law firm experience in a Litigation group. · High school diploma required, Bachelor’s degree preferred. · Excellent written/verbal communication skills and the ability to professionally interact with professionals, clients and staff. · Ability to problem-solve and anticipate issues/problems. · Ability to organize and prioritize workload and to work in a fast-paced environment. · Proficiency with MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and other computer and word processing systems. · Must possess knowledge and understanding of litigation. · Must possess knowledge of or experience with electronic court filing. · Knowledge of practice-specific rules, laws, court forms and filing procedures, a plus. · Prior use of a document management system (NetDocs) a plus. · Ability to professionally interact with clients, staff, and other professionals. · Proven work ethic. · Ability to work overtime, as needed. Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney offers an outstanding benefit package that includes: Medical Dental Vision 401K Program Pension Profit Sharing
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: Up to $75,000.00 per year
Benefits:

401(k)
401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance

Schedule:

8 hour shift
Monday to Friday

Travel requirement:

No travel

Ability to commute/relocate:

Philadelphia, PA 19103: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Education:

High school or equivalent (Required)

Experience:

law firm litigation: 5 years (Required)
legal assistant or paralegal in a litigation law firm: 5 years (Required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Philadelphia, PA 19103Health insurance


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