Full Job Description
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms with over 4000 lawyers and staff in 31 offices is seeking a Litigation Paralegal in our Chicago office. Reporting to the Paralegal Manager, the position will be responsible for providing paralegal support to the attorneys in the Labor and Employment Practice Group.
This role has general litigation responsibilities including:
Track and communicate case related dates and information
Assist with discovery requests and productions
Assist with drafting, proofing, editing, and efiling court briefings
Cite-checking and Bluebooking briefs, memorandum, white papers, etc.
Create tables of authority and tables of contents for court briefings
Assist witness preparation, direct examination, cross-examination binders
Assemble and track deposition, hearing and trial exhibits
In court trial support (locally and out of town), including war room set up, and technology usage, and all aspects of managing jury, non-jury trials and agency hearings
Legal research skills desired
Experience and Qualifications:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-approved program
A minimum of five (5) years of litigation paralegal experience
The ability to handle the multiple responsibilities of case management and trial preparation in a fast-paced team environment; must be detail oriented
Knowledge of Labor & Employment law
Familiarity with MS Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, iManage, and ClientSites is required
Understanding of litigation support systems including, Case Notebook, Relativity, Sanction, strongly desired
Proofreading and editing skills strongly desired
Excellent oral and written communication skills are important
The flexibility to work overtime, as needed to meet deadlines and the ability to travel is desired
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
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