Current IP, Legislative & Paralegal Opportunities
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Bilingual Legal Assistant – English/Spanish for prominent Washington, DC law firm. Great opportunity to use your language skills in a global law firm in their International Arbitration practice area! Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required with a strong academic record, at least 3 years of International Arbitration experience required, candidate must be able to speak, read and write in professional Spanish and English, prior experience with arbitration hearings preferred, proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and databases, strong interpersonal and written communication skills required. This position requires flexibility for overtime and travel.
IP Docketing Specialist – for top tier law firm in Washington, DC. Responsibilities for this position include: supporting the Intellectual Property Department by entering deadlines into patent and trademark docketing system, and close those dates when as appropriate. Position Requirements: Must have at least 2 years off patent & trademark docketing experience, Bachelor’s degree ideal, strong organizational, interpersonal and written communication skills, and proven success working with deadlines; prior experience with IP technical applications or databases, flexibility to work overtime as necessary. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Client Agreements Coordinator – for prominent law firm in Washington, DC. This position is responsible for managing outside counsel guidelines and client agreements/terms. This position supports the Client Agreements Advisor and the Business Committee regarding review, negotiation, and implementation of outside counsel guidelines. Duties: Candidate will facilitate development of approaches and responses to outside counsel guidelines based on policies, client relationships, and specific terms; coordinate discussions between key stakeholders and follow-through on outstanding issues; ensure implementation of agreements by gathering, maintaining and reporting complete and accurate information;. This position functions as liaison to attorneys and other departments to make sure there is a clear and consistent flow of information. Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, minimum of two years’ experience in a legal support requiring critical analysis of information and concepts, and business writing and communication skills. **Ideal candidate has experience as a conflicts researcher/analyst, paralegal or research librarian. Strong critical thinking skills are a must; along with ability to review, synthesize and assess information, and to determine logical conclusions. Candidate must have strong business communication skills and proven ability to present information clearly and accurately to management and staff of all levels, both verbally and in writing. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Senior Analyst, Litigation Support – For Highly regarded law firm. This position is responsible for general litigation technology support to case teams and serves as liaison between attorneys, paralegals, internal support groups and outside service providers. Candidate will function as hands-on technical expert, performing data intake and manipulation tasks required by their cases. Some of the duties for this position include: assisting attorneys and paralegals regarding case needs to identify discovery document management tools and solutions for transcripts, pleadings and correspondence. The Senior Analyst will plan, schedule and budget for case specific support such as document collection, processing, review, production and trial; advises case teams on Firm’s Best Practices for managing electronic discovery. Candidate will coordinate with IT and administrative departments to support case team requirements for services such as SFTP transfer, securing source code, and war room setup, administer document review databases, including user rights management, database and coding form design, indexing, import/export of fielded data, OCR/extracted text, and metadata, prepare early case reports of load files and raw data using tools such as Microsoft Access, Excel, text editors, and LAW, acts as a mentor for more junior members of the department. Position Requirements: must have at least 4+ years of experience in a large law firm or legal environment in progressively more responsible litigation support positions, superior interpersonal and technical writing communication skills, strong service orientation with the ability to develop effective working relationships with others, including legal teams and vendors, and mentees, familiarity with methods to identify duplicates, near duplicates, email threads, and families within document collections, experience in case management to initiate and navigate vendor relationships on cases that may be large or have special needs, proven success as a team leader who will coordinate tasks with others in the department and with vendors, extensive knowledge of multiple document review tools such as Ringtail, Concordance, Relativity, EZReview, or Kroll Ontrack Inview. LiveNote, IPRO, or other similar tools is required, experience supporting tools for case and transcript management such as CaseMap and LiveNote. Candidate should have flexibility to occasionally travel as needed to other offices and trial sites, prior trial experience ideal, Bachelor’s degree required. Salary plus OT and generous employee benefits offered.
Litigation Support Analyst – for prominent global law firm in Washington, DC. This position is responsible for providing litigation technology support to case teams and functions as interface between attorneys, paralegals, internal support groups and outside service providers. Candidate will be the technical expert, conducting data intake and manipulation tasks required by their cases. Some of the duties for this position: Assists attorneys and paralegals to identify discovery document management tools and solutions for transcripts, pleadings and correspondence; prepare plans, schedules and budgets for case support such as document selection, processing, review, production and trial; advises case teams on Firm’s Best Practices for managing electronic discovery, develops working relationships with client-approved vendors, communicates data specifications and requirements effectively, administers document review databases, including user rights management, database and coding form design, indexing, import/export of fielded data, OCR/extracted text, and metadata, manipulates and prepares early case reports of load files and raw data using tools such as Microsoft Access, Excel, text editors, dtSearch, and LAW, prepares small document collections for review by processing data using LAW. Also coordinates similar processing for larger collections with outside processing providers, assists with preparation of search strategy for culling of documents based on discussions with legal team and knowledge of query syntax in early case assessment/culling and document review platforms, provides training and support of Firm Software (Ringtail, Concordance, LiveNote, and CaseMap) to legal teams and corporate clients, assists department leadership and other Analysts in preparation of various standardized procedures and materials, participates in presentations and training on various litigation support topics. Position Requirements:
2+ years of experience in a law firm with a thorough understanding of the requirements of litigation support, legal documents, and procedural requirements, trial experience ideal
Excellent communication, organizational, technical writing and interpersonal skills
Strong service orientation and ability to develop effective working relationships with others
Working knowledge of multiple document review tools such as Ringtail, Concordance, IPRO, Relativity, EZReview, or Kroll Ontrack Inview, LiveNote or similar is required
Must be able to support end-users and perform administrative tasks, experience supporting tools for case and transcript management such as CaseMap and LiveNote
Ability to work under pressure and to facilitate solutions
A self-starter with minimal supervision required
Proven ability to learn and adjust to new software without formal training
Flexibility for overtime and/or travel for trials
Salary is commensurate with experience plus paid overtime.
Litigation Paralegal – for highly regarded global law firm in Washington, DC. This is a great opportunity for a litigation paralegal with trial experience to transfer their skills to a powerhouse global law firm. Some of the responsibilities for this position:• Work closely with senior paralegals and lawyers regarding all phases of litigation case management; including document and file management, case calendaring, discovery support, and trial prep and logistics activities.• Coordinate with outside entities (e.g. courts, government agencies, expert witnesses, corporations, vendors and other law firms) as needed in support of assigned cases, Draft and review legal documents as requested by attorneys; and conduct legal research. Position Requirements; prior experience with all stages of litigation, including use of e-discovery database tools, e-filing, and trial preparation activities required; experience working at trial or arbitration proceedings, strong interpersonal and written communication skills required, ability to work well under deadlines and pressure typical of complex litigation, investigation, and arbitration matters, Proficiency with cite-checking and Bluebook rules preferred, availability for overtime business travel as needed. BS/BA degree required, paralegal certificate preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience.