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Senior Litigation Paralegal

Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete, LLP Staff
Full-time
On-site
Los Angeles, California, United States
$105,000 - $115,000 USD yearly
Full-time
Description

Position Summary:

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP seeks a full-time Senior Employment Litigation Paralegal to primarily assist attorneys based in Constangy’s Los Angeles, California office. The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of experience in employment litigation preferably Labor & Employment, and be familiar with the rules of practice in federal district court and California Superior Court. The candidate must have knowledge of California discovery and experience with pre-trial discovery, and trial civil procedure.  We would also like the candidate to have familiarity with trial software packages and experience as a paralegal in at least five trials, arbitration hearing, or administrative evidentiary hearing.  The ideal candidate must be an independent thinker, detail-oriented, able to prioritize and manage time efficiently, able to multi-task and work with a high degree of accuracy in a fast-paced environment. Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills are required.


Duties & Responsibilities:

·  Serve as legal team liaison to client representatives, third parties, and outside counsel to effectively manage flow and accuracy      of information in employment litigation-related matters

·  Assist attorneys in managing cases in multiple jurisdictions, including scheduling and calendaring court deadlines, hearings, depositions, internal deadlines, and discovery events

·  Draft and revise responses to subpoenas, requests for production, interrogatories, and other discovery requests in collaboration with attorneys and other team members

·  Provide support to and communicate with in-house counsel regarding administrative charges, litigation matters, and      discovery requests

·  Organize, maintain and supervise document collection for various matters, including the collection, review, and production of      electronically stored information (ESI)

·  Create, disseminate and manage litigation holds

·  Conduct legal research on various labor and employment issues as assigned

·  Professionally communicate with clients, opposing counsel, vendors, and firm personnel

·  Consistently complete assigned tasks when expected. Able to juggle multiple assignments and/or deadlines while maintaining a      professional demeanor

Skills & Qualifications:

·  BA degree or equivalent – ABA Approved Paralegal Certificate, preferred

·  At least 10 years of experience, preferably in labor and employment law, ideally at a medium-to-large firm that primarily      represents employers or business clients

·  Experience in all phases of the civil litigation process, particularly discovery and motion practice

·  Knowledge of federal and state court rules, preferably those of the U.S. District Court

·  Experience preparing for and assisting in trials, arbitrations, or other evidentiary hearings

·  Strong proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Westlaw; receptiveness to training in other software platforms including e-discovery tools

Qualities Ideal Candidates will have:

·  Ability to effectively set priorities, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects for several attorneys

·  Strong verbal and written communication skills

·  A commitment to the utmost professionalism and accuracy in written work product

·  Exceptionally well organized and detail-oriented

·  Adaptable to changing priorities; flexible

·  Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to interact with all levels of firm personnel, clients, other counsel and vendors

·  Ability to troubleshoot issues and create solutions

Culture:

 *Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays including Juneteenth
  • Group Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance; Teladoc coverage for remote medical care
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with % Match and a Profit-Sharing Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • And more

*These benefits are subject to change  


Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including but not limited to selection, hiring, assignment, re-assignment, promotion, transfer, and compensation. Our Firm prohibits discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in employment based on race; color; religion; national origin; sex (including pregnancy); age; disability; genetic information, citizenship status; military service obligations; or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This position is NOT open to receiving candidates from recruiters.  


The salary range for this position is $105,000 to $115,000.

Requirements

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including but not limited to selection, hiring, assignment, re-assignment, promotion, transfer, and compensation. Our Firm prohibits discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in employment based on race; color; religion; national origin; sex (including pregnancy); age; disability; genetic information, citizenship status; military service obligations; or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This position is NOT open to receiving candidates from recruiters.