Litigation Legal Assistant


Washington, DC

What you'll be doing

The legal assistant work with all of the attorneys on the matter from the beginning through trial or arbitration, managing the flow of information and ensuring adherence to best practices. Successful legal assistant develop solid working relationships with senior partners and clients. The candidate also continually find new and better ways of doing things, improving process through the application of new technology. The legal assistant is responsible for managing the files (case record) including a complete set of the correspondence, memos, pleadings and client documents in a matter and help monitor deadlines by creating and maintaining calendars of key dates. The legal assistant work in all phases of the discovery process, from collection of documents from the client to the production of documents to other parties. Legal assistant help compile information necessary to respond to interrogatories, document requests and requests for admission served on clients. Organize and review documents received from other parties. In order to manage the large volume of documents and information during the discovery phase of litigation, legal assistant set up database, either on-line or in-house, obtaining assistance and support as necessary from litigation support and from outside vendors. Help attorneys prepare for depositions by arranging the preparation of witness files, compiling and organizing exhibits and arranging the technical logistics with court reporting agencies. Prepare deposition designations and compile pretrial orders and other submissions. Coordinate the scheduling of witnesses for preparation and testimony.

What your background should be

Must have at least a mid-level range of experience with litigation support application. Experience managing out-of-town trial offices for cases that have gone to verdict is preferable. Demonstrated history of proposing and implementing process improvements is a plus. The ideal candidate will possess 2+ years of litigation legal assistant experience. ABA-approved paralegal certification preferred, but not required. Additional qualifications include excellent analytical and organizational abilities, solid communication and management skills, strong computer abilities, creativity and initiative. Flexibility for travel and overtime required.

Required Schooling / Training

Bachelor's degree.

Who is the client company

This is an international law firm.
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