Paralegal Civil Litigation

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Location
Bakersfield, California
Industry
Legal (Legal Occupations)
Job Type
Temp to Perm
Working Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Salary
US$ 18.00 - US$ 24.00 per hour
Ref. Number
S_40706
Contact
Sarah Green, Spherion
Phone
6618351400
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Job Description

Job Description and Duties

The litigation paralegal works with trial attorneys and will perform many tasks during the litigation process. They are a valuable part of the legal team often working on all phases of the trial from beginning to end.

Litigation paralegals may be required to perform routine office duties such as photocopying and scanning documents, and helping prepare them for court filings. They may also maintain litigation files, reviewing and preparing material for storage or disposal once a case has closed.

Beyond routine office duties, the litigation paralegal is often called on to assist in depositions, witness preparation, and research. The paralegal is typically the one who prepares and handles all exhibits. They will also attend trials acting as an assistant to the attorney during the court proceedings. When the trial is over, they will be responsible for closing out the case documents.

Skills need to be a Litigation Paralegal

In order to succeed as a litigation paralegal, there are certain skills needed in this demanding profession. One of the primary day-to-day tasks a paralegal performs is document handling. Because of the amount of document preparation and maintenance, a litigation paralegal must be highly organized. During the trial an attorney will look to the paralegal to have all documents kept in an orderly manner and made readily available for retrieval.

Another important skill is communication. The paralegal acts as a liaison between departments. They will need to have direct communication with clients, witnesses, and court officials. Stellar communication skills can enhance the success of any trial they are involved with.

Litigation paralegals will also spend a great amount of time drafting correspondence, pleadings, motions, briefs and many other documents needed in preparation for court. Because of this, excellent writing skills and attention to detail is crucial.

Responsibilities:
Job Description and Duties

The litigation paralegal works with trial attorneys and will perform many tasks during the litigation process. They are a valuable part of the legal team often working on all phases of the trial from beginning to end.

Litigation paralegals may be required to perform routine office duties such as photocopying and scanning documents, and helping prepare them for court filings. They may also maintain litigation files, reviewing and preparing material for storage or disposal once a case has closed.

Beyond routine office duties, the litigation paralegal is often called on to assist in depositions, witness preparation, and research. The paralegal is typically the one who prepares and handles all exhibits. They will also attend trials acting as an assistant to the attorney during the court proceedings. When the trial is over, they will be responsible for closing out the case documents.

Skills need to be a Litigation Paralegal

In order to succeed as a litigation paralegal, there are certain skills needed in this demanding profession. One of the primary day-to-day tasks a paralegal performs is document handling. Because of the amount of document preparation and maintenance, a litigation paralegal must be highly organized. During the trial an attorney will look to the paralegal to have all documents kept in an orderly manner and made readily available for retrieval.

Another important skill is communication. The paralegal acts as a liaison between departments. They will need to have direct communication with clients, witnesses, and court officials. Stellar communication skills can enhance the success of any trial they are involved with.

Litigation paralegals will also spend a great amount of time drafting correspondence, pleadings, motions, briefs and many other documents needed in preparation for court. Because of this, excellent writing skills and attention to de

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