Current IP, Legislative & Paralegal Opportunities
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Litigation Paralegal - Project based - for top tier global law firm in Washington, DC.This position is a project-based litigation paralegal that will contribute as a paralegal on a large, complex cases.Contract attorneys with litigation paralegal experience or an interest in this position are encouraged to apply. **This position is expected to last 6 months to a year or possibly longer. Some of the duties for this position include: litigation case management such as file management, case calendaring, discovery, and trial activities. Candidate will on a case-specific basis, coordinate and oversee the tasks of more junior paralegals and other support staff as needed on large litigation matters and/or investigations in all phases of litigation from discovery through trial/arbitration, liaise between case team attorneys and support staff as needed to ensure that case-specific paralegal services are meeting the team's expectations, interact with outside entities such as courts, government agencies, expert witnesses, corporations, vendors and other law firms to gather information or coordinate activities as needed in support of firm activities, specifically trials and arbitrations.Other responsibilities for this position: draft, review, and analyze legal documents; conduct legal research under attorney supervision.
Bachelor's degree required.
Must have prior experience as a litigation paralegal with an AMLAW o00 firm or specialized boutique litigation firm- or experience as a contract attorney with some litigation paralegal experience
Experience/knowledge regarding all stages of litigation, including intake, discovery, and trial
Trial prep or trial experience ideal
Experience preparing for and attending arbitrations/hearings preferred
Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to work concurrently on a variety of projects with changing priorities.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including communications that are clear and concise, use proper grammar and appropriate vocabulary.
Experience with court and administrative agency filings, including electronic or e-filings, preferred.
Experience using e-discovery databases (e.g., Concordance, Relativity, Ringtail) preferred.
Experience using litigation support software for managing files and transcripts preferred. (e.g., LiveNote, CaseMap, etc.); proficiency using LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Adobe Acrobat, and proficiency with cite-checking and Bluebook rules.
Candidate should be available for overtime work and travel as needed.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Litigation Paralegal - for prominent law firm in Washington, DC. Candidate will be assigned to large, complex or multi-party actions. The Paralegal works closely with attorneys from the beginning of the matter through trial or arbitration; managing the flow of information, adhering to best practices. Duties for this position include: Managing all case files for the matter, monitoring deadlines, maintaining calendars of key dates. Candidate will be involved in all phases of the discovery process, from collection of documents from the client to the production of documents to other parties.
· Compiling information necessary to respond to interrogatories, document requests and requests for admission served on their clients; maintaining databases, on-line and in-house, obtaining assistance as necessary from Litigation Support Department and from outside vendors.
· Preparing for depositions; preparation of witness files, compiling and organizing exhibits, and arranging the technical logistics with court reporting agencies.
· Assembling/organizing exhibits and supporting documents and arranging for filing with the court and serving on all parties.
· Coordinating with trial consultants regarding graphics, videos and other demonstratives
· Coordinating courtroom logistics with courthouse personnel.
· Setting up and managing off-site trial offices, arranging for office support and logistics.
· Managing document production processes - hard copy, electronic, etc.: Collects material from client, opposing parties, and third parties (hard copies, electronic data, physical evidence). Maintains chain of custody.
· Designs and implements document review systems, prepares privilege logs, manages logistics of production of documents.
· Conducts substantive research
· Analyzes documents and materials and conducts factual research; compiling information into charts, graphs and timelines.
· Researches rules of procedure for relevant court venues, and assures adherence thereto.
· Manages litigation support systems: Databases (Concordance, Summation, Access, etc). Transcript management systems (LiveNote). Calendaring, task sharing, collaborative systems.
· Manages preparation for witnesses and depositions: Manages preparation of witness & subject files. Assists in preparation of witness outlines.
· Works with expert witnesses.
· Manages technical logistics for depositions (remote hookups, electronic transcripts, videography, and synchronization).
· Manages trial preparation and trial support: Compiles and tracks trial exhibits. Prepares pretrial documents. Sets up and manages trial offices and trial support (e.g. remote office setup and logistics).
Position Requirements: Bachelor's Degree required, paralegal certificate preferred.
Prior complex litigation experience; including managing large discovery, creating and managing databases and imaging systems, supervising teams, trial prep, and managing trial support. Ideally candidate had experience managing out-of-town trial offices for cases that have gone to verdict. Superior interpersonal and written communication skills, experience with cite checking and blue booking, proven experience preparing and working at trials including working with court reporters and paring exhibits for depositions, experience filing documents with various courts (via ECF and using traditional hard copy methods). Salary is commensurate with experience.
Senior Trademark Paralegal - for prominent law firm in Washington, DC.
Candidate will be responsible for assisting with management of foreign and domestic trademark portfolios as well as USPTO TTAB (Trademark Trial and Appeal Board) proceedings; such as oppositions, cancellations, and civil actions.
• Maintain prosecution docket
• Assist with TTAB proceedings and trademark litigation
• Review office actions and summarize issues for attorneys
• Prepare and file trademark applications, statements of use, extensions of time, amendments to allege use, Sections 8 & 15
declarations, and other filings
• Draft client and foreign associate communications
• Conduct Trademark Searches; draft findings
• Draft filing instructions for trademark applications;
• Maintain charts of client's prosecution matters
• Prepare preliminary evaluations regarding potential specimens showing use for submission
Bachelor's degree is required, 8 + years of trademark litigation and TTAB prosecution experience, prior experience with copyright prosecution ideal, foreign and domestic trademark experience required, very strong interpersonal and written communication skills required,
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.