Litigation Project Manager (Paralegal)

14 Jun 2017 9:42 AM | Julie Johnson (Administrator)

The Indianapolis office of the nation’s largest transportation law firm with offices located in major cities throughout the United States has an opening for a full-time Litigation Project Manager (Paralegal) to assist the Firm’s growing class-action defense practice.
 
The candidate will work under the supervision of senior class-action litigators that helm the practice to provide case-management services for the many pending matters the Firm is handling. Those services will include (among others): (1) tracking and updating internal case dockets; (2) preparing and updating internal Firm reports; (3) monitoring case budgets; (4) drafting correspondence, routine discovery requests and responses, and non-substantive pleadings; (5) coordinating the use of technology platforms to make the practice more efficient; and (6) preparing for and participating in regular practice-level and case-specific strategy sessions. A qualified candidate will also have the ability to professionally and promptly interact with clients and other firm personnel, and safeguard the confidentiality of client information. Strong organizational skills are a must. The Litigation Project Manager's (Paralegal) responsibilities will also require the ability to operate Microsoft Office applications and current case-management technologies. Finally, qualified candidates must be motivated and accountable, with excellent communication skills, good organizational and time management skills, and a team-player attitude.
 
Education and Certification of Litigation Project Manager (Paralegal)
• Formal legal training resulting, at a minimum, in a Certificate of Completion of Paralegal Course of Study from an accredited college or university, or Associate or Bachelor Degree from an accredited college or university;
• 8 or more years’ experience in a law firm (or comparable experience in an in-house position) performing paralegal and project-management duties;
• Familiarity with complex litigation (i.e., class actions, MDL, mass torts).

Duties and primary responsibilities of Litigation Project Manager (Paralegal) include, but are not limited to
• Communicate with lawyers in class-action practice to facilitate completion of litigation updates along with communication regarding case status and deadlines;
• Coordinate with clients to obtain electronically-stored information ("ESI") along with intake of ESI and other discovery documents into the Firm’s litigation technology applications;
• Assist with drafting of correspondence, routine discovery requests and responses, litigation hold documents, case intake forms, and non-substantive pleadings;
• Responsibility for coordinating administrative aspects of discovery process in cases with secretarial staff, including deposition notices, scheduling of court reporters, payment of court reporter invoices, ingesting deposition transcripts into Firm’s technology applications, and assembly of exhibit binders;
• Provide assistance to other Firm employees as needed to maximize use of Firm’s document management system, document review software, and legal docketing/calendaring software in the class action practice group;
• Preparation of correspondence, legal documents and routine pleadings;
• Complete daily billing time records in an accurate and timely manner;
• Adhere to strict confidentiality standards (keeps confidential all information concerning firm matters and clients);
• Assist with other duties as appropriate;
• Perform other duties, responsibilities and special projects as assigned.

Success Factors
Personal characteristics that will contribute to success of the Litigation Project Manager (Paralegal) are a strong work ethic and personal integrity; a high degree of attention to detail; ability to effectively work in a team environment; ability to maintain confidential information; creativity and initiative; ability to multi-task and remain calm under pressure; and ability to be flexible.
 
Resumes with previous law firm experience will be considered first. Compensation for the Litigation Project Manager (Paralegal) will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. An Equal Opportunity Employer
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