Paralegal

Reed Smith LLP - Philadelphia, PA4.1

Full-time
Firm Information
Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,700 lawyers in 28 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and other high-stakes matters; deliver regulatory counsel; and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, entertainment and media, shipping and transport, energy and natural resources, real estate, manufacturing, technology, and education. For more information, visit reedsmith.com.

Position Summary
Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures provides legal/general support to the firm's attorneys and their clients. Must be familiar with and observe the firm's established policies and guidelines. Must maintain positive contact with attorneys (both the firm's and outside counsel), support staff, clients and vendors. Observes confidentiality of client and firm matters. This position is not limited to the functions and skills listed on this description and responsibilities may be revised as needed.

Essential Functions
  • Excellent organizational skills re: case and/or project management;
  • Organizing and maintaining documents and files, i.e., discovery materials, depositions notices, deposition exhibits and summaries;
  • Ability to review pleadings to track status of cases to determine deadlines and calendar deadlines;
  • Experience with database and litigation software packages, i.e., Relativity, Concordance, LiveNote;
  • Ability to assist in deposition preparation;
  • Experience in providing assistance for trials;
  • Ability to prepare correspondence, subpoenas, motions and pleadings;
  • Experience with E-filing;
  • Experience with Cite Checking and Bluebooking; a plus:
  • Ability to work and learn independently and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to interact well with attorneys, staff and clients;
  • Knowledge of Federal and State Court Civil Procedure Rules; and
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
Requirements
Education: Undergraduate degree and/or a paralegal certificate or undergraduate degree in Paralegal Studies.

Experience: Candidate with 3-5 years of law firm office experience.

Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to work with individuals at all organizational levels. Ability to organize and prioritize issues and workload. The ability to work on projects independently or with little supervision. Flexibility and ability to adapt to constantly changing priorities. Exercising independent judgment and initiative.

Other
Supervisory Responsibilities: None.

Equipment To Be Used: Personal computer and other office equipment such as telephone, calculator, fax, machine, copier, scanner, etc.

Typical Physical Demands: Manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office equipment.

Typical Mental Demands: Able to deal with stress associated with fast-paced work environment. Multiple priorities/tasks. Make judgment decisions and adapt to changing work situations. Grasp and apply new ideas. Communicate with various personalities at all levels.

Working Conditions: Works in typical office setting. Occasionally called upon to work hours in excess of your normal daily schedule.

Reed Smith offers a challenging work environment, business casual dress code and a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, flexible benefits program, tuition assistance, and generous 401 (k) plan.

Reed Smith is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reed Smith's success depends heavily on the effective utilization of qualified people, regardless of their race, ancestry, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, veteran's status, or any characteristic protected by law. As a firm, we adhere to and promote equal employment opportunity for all.

Reed Smith provides reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, including in the application and interview process.

Qualified candidates only. No search firms.