Current IP, Legislative & Paralegal Opportunities

**If you are interested in any of the opportunities listed below - or any other position in a law firm please contact Geri Moreland to discuss at  geri@capitolrecruiters.com.

Project Manager – for Litigation Support/E-Discovery department of global law firm.   This position is responsible for managing the selection/utilization of current litigation support technologies, and case-specific information management techniques, processes, and tools by litigation teams.  Candidate will make recommendations to lawyers and clients regarding case support strategies and staffing, developing litigation support and discovery approaches and budgets, and coordinating/managing vendors.  This position is also responsible for mentoring support staff on cases and often will participate as a case team member.  Duties for this position include: 

•             Acting as project leader on assigned cases or lead during specific phases of large litigation matters such as discovery, or trial prep and location setup.

•             Early in the case lifecycle, work with client representatives, lawyers, paralegals, and vendors to assist in hardcopy document and digital content collection, distribution or production regarding litigation matters.

•             Coordinate with lawyers, paralegals, and other LSS members, and vendors ensuring accurate, and efficient management of document review and production.

•             Conduct and participate in training and coaching lawyers and paralegals regarding best and most efficient use of the LSS supported software tools and techniques.

•             Work with the Director on staffing cases, projects, project plans and budgets for case support.

•             Coordinate with consultants, vendors, and firm IT staff to ensure proper delivery of services to case teams. 

Position Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree, 5+ years of experience in litigation support or paralegal area of a large law firm including trial experience; flexibility to travel to other offices and to trial sites; thorough understanding of typical litigation matter process, and of common litigation support, discovery and e-discovery management  concepts, procedures, and systems; superior interpersonal and written communication skills; proven organizational and technical skills; proficiency with MS Office; significant experience with various litigation support database software tools and vendors.  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 - 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.

Position Requirements:

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 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.