Minneapolis MN

Paralegal – Litigation/Intellectual Property Litigation

CM Legal

Paralegal – Litigation/Intellectual Property Litigation

Our client is seeking an IP/Commercial Litigation Paralegal to support their Minneapolis office.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates familiarity with litigation and intellectual property litigation processes.
  • Assists in deposition, mediation, arbitration, and trial preparation.
  • Edits and proofreads documents for accuracy and compliance with applicable federal and state statutes and local rules.
  • Provides detailed analysis of documents, facts, people, pleadings and written discovery.
  • Completes investigative work using public resources.
  • Drafts privilege logs, and drafts/assists with drafts of written discovery and fact sections of briefing.
  • Assists with the preparation and filing of pleadings and exhibits.
  • Prepares materials for depositions.
  • Proofreads and cite checks evidentiary citations and support.
  • Reviews documents for responsiveness, privilege and case issues.
  • Handles incoming and outgoing document productions, including organization, review, tracking and service as appropriate.
  • Possesses familiarity/relationships with vendors related to investigations, e-discovery, service of process, trial work, document productions, contract doc reviewers, court reporters, etc.
  • Reviews vendor invoices for accuracy and follows-up regarding same.
  • Autonomously works with multiple departments, co-counsel, experts, consultants and clients.
  • Supports attorneys for court hearings and trials, including setting up and running Trial Director.
  • Properly handles concluded matters.
  • Proactively monitors deadlines.
  • Proactively manages and monitors cases, notifying attorney of actions needed.
  • Clearly communicates in a concise, professional manner.
  • Displays strong attention to detail as well as critical thinking.
  • Proactively supports attorneys.
  • Responds to requests with a sense of urgency and effectively prioritizes work.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understands some Rules of Civil Procedure (e.g., Rule 5, 34)
  • Strong working knowledge in the application of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Sound judgment, including the ability to identify and escalate issues.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines.

Education and Experience:

  • 3+ years’ related experience in a law firm or other legal setting.
  • Paralegal training from an accredited college/ABA-approved program, or equivalent experience strongly preferred.
  • Trial experience preferred.
  • Proficiency working in electronic discovery software, preferably Relativity, is required.
  • Knowledge of and experience with IP litigation strongly preferred.


  • Max. file size: 300 MB.

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