Paralegal - Litigation - posted 5/29/19

Paralegal - Litigation - posted 5/29/19

Company Name: 
DLA Piper
FT/PT Status: 
Full Time
Short Hills
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Job Summary: 

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DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results oriented people who enjoy working in a fast paced environment and have exceptional problem solving skills.

If you are a highly talented Paralegal interested in supporting our Employment and Litigation practice groups, we want to hear from you!

This position is located in the Short Hills, NJ office. 

Relocation is available in accordance with the firm's policy.

Paralegals are a critical part of DLA Piper’s client service teams, working side by side with lawyers, co-counsel and clients on an array of substantive client matters. The majority of our paralegals are career professionals. They work independently and on teams, locally, nationally, and globally. 

The Paralegal Team itself includes Case Assistants, Paralegals, Senior Paralegals and Paralegal Specialists. We offer ample opportunities for advancement and career development through formal and informal training and mentoring, and provide many opportunities to give back to our communities through pro bono work.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and/or paralegal certificate
  • 3 years' experience as a litigation paralegal in a legal department or law firm
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Experience with litigation technology such as Relativity, CaseMap, TextMap, and Sanction
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in a large law firm or professional services organization
  • Experience using Pacer and Courtlink
  • Experience with cite-checking and using the Blue Book
  • Experience with Westlaw, Lexis / Nexis, and Bloomberg
  • Experience preparing for depositions, witness interviews, arbitrations, mediations, and trial

What will your day look like?
Your responsibilities will include assisting attorneys with preparing necessary documents for witness interviews, depositions, hearings, trials, and arbitration. You will create and maintain production and privilege logs. You will also be responsible for locating and reviewing information applicable to a particular case, person, or subject through online research or document reviews. 

You will manage large volumes of documents and data, and work on various cases, review, organize and maintain document databases for discovery, document production, and attorney review. You will assist attorneys in preparation of pleadings/motions and coordinate service of process.

To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website

We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.

Agency applications will not be considered.


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