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Legal Assistant Case Manager

San Francisco, CA
KJM Staffing Solutions has a great opportunity for an experienced Legal Assistant Case Manager. This is a great opportunity for a Senior Litigation Paralegal and offers growth potential into a leadership role. Our client is a top ranked and large global law firm and offers a fantastic culture.  This role offers a highly competitive compensation package including base, bonus, and great benefits.

Under the supervision of the Manager of Litigation Legal Assistants / Specialists and attorneys, the Legal Assistant Case Manager will work closely with the Litigation Practice Group to provide support to lawyers throughout the litigation / arbitration process.  This includes the initial information gathering stage, support with preparation of pleadings and correspondence, discovery (including assistance with the retrieval, review and production of documents), briefing (including assistance with filing in state and federal courts in California), trials, hearings, administrative proceedings, settlements, as well as careful archival of case material.  The Legal Assistant Case Manager must be exceptionally organized and proactive, willing and able to take ownership of tasks, and must deliver work product of the highest quality.   

Key Responsibilities
 
  • Assist with document retrieval, review, organization, and production.
  • Maintain case pleadings, correspondence, discovery and research.
  • Manage federal and state case dockets/calendars.
  • Support trial, hearing and arbitration preparation and assist in related proceedings.
  • Compile document collection, production and privilege logs; prepare exhibit lists.
  • Coordinate and support attorneys at depositions and prepare witness kits.
  • Support attorneys with court filings, including adherence to strict deadlines and local / individual court practices.
  • Prepare documents in accordance with federal and California state court rules.
  • Conduct legal research using Bloomberg, Lexis, Westlaw Next, Pacer, etc.; prepare casebooks.
  • Coordinate work with outside document and litigation vendors.
  • Cite-check, Shepardize and Bluebook briefs; prepare tables of contents and authorities, assemble accompanying exhibits.
  • Serve as a resource to attorneys and legal assistants on procedural and case-specific issues, e.g., pertaining to cite-checking, the Bluebook, court filings, discovery, trial preparation.
  • Attend practice group and case team meetings.
  • Train/mentor junior legal assistants, as needed.
  • Prepare audit response letters.
  • Prepare and release daily diaries and weekly timesheets.
  • Assist with special projects, e.g., monitor topics of interest to attorneys, coordinate meetings, etc.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes
 
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to produce high-quality work product under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to carefully and accurately follow instructions and prioritize work appropriately.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion in a professional manner.
  • Ability to take ownership of tasks and think creatively.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Ability to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Knowledge of factual issues and court procedures for assigned matters.

Experience & Requirements
 
  • BS/BA degree.
  • 5+ years’ experience as a litigation paralegal.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Deep knowledge of federal and California state court rules and ability to support attorneys with court filings.
  • Strong cite-checking skills and experience, and knowledge of the Bluebook.
  • Trial experience.
  • Desirable
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  • Experience with preparation of audit response letters.
  • Experience with patent litigation proceedings.

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