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Dispute Resolution Paralegal

New York, NY


SourceProSearch is looking for a Dispute Resolution Paralegal who assist attorneys in various types of arbitration, litigation, and investigation work for upcoming, pending and potential cases. Provides assistance in the preparation of legal documents; research and compilation of data from various legal references as well as the maintenance of case files. Work, other than primary duties, is allocated on a case-by-case basis or as specifically requested by an attorney.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Gathers, organizes, summarizes and indexes documents/chronologies for cases.
  • Drafts correspondence, routine pleadings and motions, disclosure requests and responses according to judicial procedures and other related documents.
  • Prepares and maintains documents and bundles to be used at hearings and proceedings (hard copies and soft copy PDFs, including pagination).
  • Liaises directly with clients and third parties, especially as regards to document collection and management.
  • Sets up and manages hardcopy and electronic case files.
  • Proofreads arbitration and litigation and other documents; cite checks draft briefs.
  • Conducts business and legal research, analyzing statutes, regulations, legal articles, judicial decisions, and other legal sources.
  • Tracks cases on Bloomberg Law/in the media and updates the team.
  • File management — updates shared drives and hard copy folders with key documents.
  • Assists with client interviews and witnesses and prepares summaries of statements.
  •  Assists attorneys with preparation for depositions and trials, which may include attending depositions, trials and other hearings.
  • Utilizes trial software at trials and other arbitrations, as needed.
  •  Communicates with the courts regarding ordering transcripts of hearings.
  • Communicates with court reporting vendors to set up court reports for arbitration.
  • Maintains and develops know-how/precedents filing and database.
  • Liaises with the London office colleagues, as necessary, to obtain information regarding resources.

Non-Essential Duties

  • Makes periodic trips to court to file documents, as needed.
  • Assists legal assistants as required with naming and managing client files.
  • Handles conflict checks on a one-off basis, if needed.
  • Manages document translation with external providers as necessary.

Position Specification

  •  Associates' degree required.
  • Paralegal certificate required
Work Experience
  • Minimum 3 years' experience; one year on an Arbitration/Litigation team, - preferred.
  • Document management experience essential.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Strong technical skills in all Microsoft Office and Internet applications.
  •  Understanding of legal language, principles, research methods, court pleadings and processes.
  • Strong administration skills and attention to detail.
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with others and assist co-workers and clients to achieve their goals and assignments.
  •  Ability to use initiative; identify problems, gather data, develop and assess alternative courses of action.
  • Makes timely decisions based on logical assumptions, using all available information.
  • Proactive self-starter who works well without close supervision, also receptive to receiving instructions.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and manage competing demands.
  • Ensures work is checked thoroughly and reviewed with instructing attorneys before finalizing work product.
  • Professional in both appearance and conduct.
  • Adaptability and flexibility with a willingness to do overtime on short notice and work weekends if necessary.

Physical Demands: role requires the typical frequency of bending, sitting, standing in an office support role. May require lifting of boxes and/or bundles of up to 10Ibs

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