Paralegal II, Civil Litigation

City and County of Denver - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)3.7


About Our Job
The City Attorney’s Office is seeking Paralegal II applicants for its Civil Litigation Section. The Paralegal II performs standard/intermediate level paraprofessional legal work assisting attorneys with full-range of legal support work such as research, analysis, drafting various legal documents, and providing full-range standard level paralegal assistance. The Civil Litigation Section is seeking an individual with significant experience in civil litigation in state and federal court as well as appeals. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in providing attorney support through all phases of the litigation process, including trial and post-trial.

The Civil Litigation Section handles most of the tort claims and civil rights cases brought against Denver and its officers and employees. The attorneys regularly appear in all federal and state courts. This job is a perfect fit for a paralegal that is highly skilled, highly organized, able to work in a fast-paced environment, and a self-starter. This position offers the opportunity for meaningful and interesting legal work in a dynamic environment with good work-life balance and regular hours.

The Denver City’s Attorney’s Office is one of the largest law firms in Colorado, with over 230 attorneys and staff members comprised of paralegals, victim advocates, and other support and supervisory staff members. It may have the most diverse practice of any law firm in Colorado. Clients include the Mayor; the Auditor; the Clerk and Recorder; City Council; and all city agencies, departments, offices, boards, commissions and authorities. The City Attorney’s Office is dedicated to providing an inclusive and diverse work environment in which every person has the opportunity to achieve the highest professional and personal development and is accorded the highest degree of dignity and respect

Job Responsibilities Include:
Performs lead work as necessary, provides work instruction, assists with difficult or unusual assignments, resolves problems encountered during daily operations and determines appropriate solutions.
Conducts research and studies in order to summarize laws, court decisions, and other legal authorities for use in the preparation of cases, opinions, pleadings, briefs, and other documentation. Investigates the facts of cases and ensures that all relevant information is considered.
Collects, compiles, organizes, and analyzes various data for use in reports and documentation using Bates-stamping, redaction, de-duplication and indexing.
Collects, compiles, organizes and summarizes case discovery.
Drafts complaints, affidavits, motions, interrogatories, and other pleadings connected with trial preparation and/or discovery.
Provides paraprofessional legal support services, including managing case documentation through the entire case.
Assists attorneys at depositions (when necessary) and trials in the preparation of motions, briefs, pleadings and exhibits. Provides immediate research and document retrieval when called upon during trial (using trial document management software) and post-trial proceedings.
Calendars deadlines and checks legal citations by proofreading for substance and format including conformance with approved standards, and prepares witness and exhibit binders for depositions, hearings and trial.
Responds to client inquiries and performs document management.
Provides support functions for document control, coordinating exhibits and witnesses during trials and hearings, and providing immediate research and documentation retrieval when called upon. Organizes and indexes case documentation.
Assists with locating witnesses and issuing subpoenas and subpoena duces tecum for appearances at depositions and trials.
Organizes and tracks case documentation and ensures it is available and easily accessible to attorneys. Files documents in the proper case management filing system and maintains internal databases.
Assists in setting up case or transactional matter files and prepares requests and obtains necessary documentation.
Assists in the preparation and revision of routine contracts and responds to counter proposals and/or related documentations/exhibits. Prepares correspondence and legal documents requiring thorough knowledge of the Federal and State Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal and State Rules of Evidence, Federal and State Rules of Appellant Procedure, legal format, terminology, and procedures.
About You
Preferred Experience (if applicable, must be demonstrated on application):

At least five (5) years of experience with complex civil litigation in both state and federal court, including handling all aspects of a case through trial and on appeal
Knowledge of electronic court filing procedures and rules for state and federal courts, including appellate courts
Significant trial preparation and trial experience in state and federal court
Extensive experience with and demonstrated proficiency with the following:
MS-Word Office 2010
MS-Excel
Adobe-Pro
Westlaw or LexisNexis
Sanction or other trial management software
E-discovery software
Proven expertise in cite-checking, legal research, writing and analysis skills
Ability to effectively communication with clients, attorneys and other staff members
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work effectively in a fast-paced environment
Strong attention to detail
Excellent problem solving skills and ability to work well under pressure
A self-starter and team player
We realize your time is valuable. While our ideal candidate qualifications are listed above, please do not apply if you do not have at least the minimum qualifications listed below:

Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate.
Two (2) years of full-time paralegal experience in a public or private law office, not including internships.
Education/Experience Equivalency: A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.
License/Certifications: Possession of Paralegal Certification/Degree from an accredited institution.

Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.

About Everything Else
Job Profile

CL0367 Paralegal II
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Position Type

Unlimited
Pay Range

Pay Range $25.63 - $37.42
Agency

City Attorney's Office
Assessment Requirement

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