1+ months

Litigation Paralegal

Portland, OR 97201
Job Description: At Perkins Coie, we look for individuals that are self-motivated, dedicated to providing value and superior services and, above all, people who have a high degree of integrity and enthusiasm for their work. Weve created a company culture that is based on collaboration, devotion to serving our clients, and mutual respect. Perkins Coie is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion both within the firm and throughout our collective communities. Work for one of the 100 Best Workplaces in America, get great health insurance, tuition reimbursement, your birthday off, and paid sabbaticals. GENERAL PURPOSE Perkins Coies nationally recognized Commercial Litigation group is seeking a highly motivated Paralegal to join the Portland office. This position will assist with coordinating and supporting all phases of commercial litigation matters throughout the firm. The individual in this role must possess extensive experience in, and a thorough understanding of, all aspects of litigation case support including, but not limited to, document and data preservation, collection, processing, review, production, and document/information management systems and databases. The individual must also demonstrate the ability to conduct legal research, perform cite-checking in legal briefs and memoranda, and conduct complex factual investigations. This role manages discovery, prepares for and schedules depositions, as well as the coordination of pretrial preparation and trial support, and all other case management duties assigned by attorneys. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Understand the substantive, technical, and legal issues of a case and contribute effectively to the overall case strategy. Make relevancy calls and decisions about what information/documents are needed for your case. Contribute to accurate reporting to your case team regarding the status of your discovery efforts and provide meaningful suggestions/solutions to the team. Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills to effectively interface with team members, staff, and employees at all management levels within the firm and within our clients organizations. Possess a solid understanding of litigation and the rules of civil procedure, including a solid understanding of the rules and standing orders of the various courts and judges. Will provide formal and informal training, coaching, and mentorship to team members, new or less-tenured paralegals, and paralegal assistants. Exercise good judgment in preparing timely and accurate case budgets, including budget forecasting. Exercise excellent judgment and initiative, and possess strong leadership, project management, and problem-solving skills to successfully drive projects to completion. Keep accurate time records and comply with clients billing requirements. Coordinate and attend client conferences, court hearings, and trials as requested by the attorneys. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE A bachelors degree and 7-10 years of paralegal experience is required. Oregon trial experience required. Litigation experience working with all levels of management and staff of Fortune 100 companies is preferred. Paralegal certificate is preferred. Experience with automated litigation support software is required.
Posted: 2022-04-19 Expires: 2022-06-18

Perkins Coie understands your career is about choices, not trade-offs. Named one of the country's "100 Best Places to Work For" by FORTUNE magazine for 13 consecutive years, we provide an exceptional foundation on which to continue or expand your practice. During the past three years, we have hired more than 200 lateral attorneys firmwide at all experience levels. Our attorneys have broad and diverse backgrounds both within and outside the practice of law. By focusing on outstanding client service, superior legal work and generous pro bono and community involvement opportunities, we're dedicated to providing an atmosphere that encourages you to pursue your definition of success--both inside and outside the office.

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Litigation Paralegal

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