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RSG Recruiting
 
Senior Paralegal, Litigation
 

Senior Paralegal, Litigation - EXICITING NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITY!!!

On behalf of our client, a highly recognized and esteemed law firm, we are currently seeking a Senior Litigation Paralegal.
Responsibilities:
File/Project Management
Planning and managing each project by accurately assessing specific job requirements and objectives, including the application of appropriate technology and support resources.
Liaising with other members of the litigation group.
Initiating the organization of and managing files or parts of files.
Working with clients and experts.
Meeting with lawyers to take instruction and direction, and attending organizational meetings with clients/lawyers and recommending course of action.
Contacting or meeting with service providers to identify and deliver on lawyer and client requirements.
Case and Trial Preparation.
Coordinating the serving and filing of Court documents, assisting when needed.
Preparing for motions and hearings, as directed, including working with lawyers.
Preparing for and attending witness interviews and examinations, as directed.
Assisting lawyers with the preparation of witnesses for examination, cross-examination and trial.
Preparing summaries of witness statements.
Preparing for and attending at select examinations and court hearings.
Compilation of Data
Compiling all briefs required, including preparing and maintaining Exhibit, Trial and Witness Binders.
Compiling books of authorities, and motion and appeal briefs.
Preparing bills of costs, and materials for security for costs, calculating of pre- and post-judgment interest, and researching damages quantums as directed.
Collating all data to be entered into the evidence managements database (correspondence, procedures, memos, contact lists).
Creating and updating document indexes.
Performing computerized court docket searches.
Document Preparation
Preparing Affidavit of Records, including using database and litigation support software systems.
Preparing and reviewing transcript summaries.
Assembling and preparing Responses to Undertakings.
Drafting subpoenas, summons to witness, and Notices of Examination.
Drafting routine correspondence and correspondence as directed.
Drafting offers to settle and releases from standard-form templates.
Preparing Read-Ins for Trial.
Preparing Court documents as directed, including Affidavits, Notice of Intent to Defend, Motions in writing, Notices of motion, and materials for payments into and out of Court.
Preparing enforcement proceeding materials, including writs for seizure and sale, sequestrations, possession and delivery, and garnishment materials.
Research/Review
Conducting searches in both transcripts and databases.
Reviewing documents for relevance, privilege, and case issues.
Compiling legal research.
Conducting legal research or other research under the direction of lawyers, where appropriate.
Locating and instructing skip tracers, coordinating enforcement proceedings with bailiffs.
Examining and filing documentation online to the level of accreditation held.
Litigation Databases
In collaboration with IT and litigation support, preparing and organizing the evidence management database (keywords, binders etc.).
Coordinating the addition of transcript materials into Litigation Support databases.
Maintaining and monitoring evidence databases.
Supervision and Administration
Delegating and supervising work to be done by Assistants (standardization, data entry, preparation of contact lists, hyperlinks etc.).
Organizing and managing the documents located in the trial war room.
Maintaining systems for recording undertakings, and refusals and responses thereto.
Preparing checklists and precedents.
Acting as a mentor and advocate for the paralegals and legal assistants within the Department.
Assisting with training, coaching and team-building.
Maintaining integrity of file and all record keeping systems.
Entering time charges on a timely basis following prescribed firm and departmental procedures and objectives.
Qualifications
At minimum, an undergraduate degree from an accredited university or a college degree in paralegal studies.
Seven or more years as a litigation paralegal, working on complex litigation matters.
Knowledgeable in litigation-related technological systems for maintaining and organizing file materials.
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and one or more litigation support databases, including Summation, Concordance or similar evidence management databases.
Proficiency with Real Time Transcription and associated applications.

 
Date: December 12, 2014
City/Town:Calgary
Location:AB/Calgary
Wage/Salary: To be determined
Start: Immediate
Duration: Full Time
Type: Full Time
How to apply:via email
Company: RSG Recruiting
Contact: Sue Reis
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