Our client has an open position for a Litigation Paralegal in the Chicago, IL office, working with its patent litigation group. This detail-oriented individual would be responsible for general litigation case management, including document production and review, and trial preparation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*
- Ability to perform legal research, draft correspondence, cite-check, bluebook, and analyze pleadings
- Experience with litigation document review databases, case management databases, and e-discovery software
- Understands IP Litigation practice area protocols, an ability to anticipate attorney needs, an ability to exercise independent judgment
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
- Ability to coordinate and manage case documents, including organization, substantive review for relevance and responsiveness, and identification of privileged and confidential information, as well as preparation of documents for production.
- Experience with the management of document databases and coordination of electronic discovery
- Provide preparation of court filings in federal courts and agencies (PTAB and ITC), including cite and fact-checking legal briefs, conforming filings to local rules and judge’s standing orders, proofreading, and assembling exhibits and appendices
- Provides assistance with depositions, including preparation of witness files, exhibits, notices, subpoenas, and summaries
- Provides assistance with factual or legal research and drafting memoranda
- Experience with Trial preparation and logistics, including management of scheduling, coordination with court clerks, preparation of witness files, page/line deposition summaries, management of exhibits, and leading with setting up trial space
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
- Proficiency with Windows-based software, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook are required.
- Must have excellent writing and communication skills.
- Ability to work in a team environment.
- Must be flexible to work overtime and travel when needed.
- 4-year college degree and a paralegal certificate from an ABA qualified program preferred.
- 4-year college degree, or a 2-year associate degree and a paralegal certificate from an ABA qualified program, acceptable.
- Two (2) to six (6) years of litigation paralegal experience.