1+ months
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. Support attorneys and paralegals in the Commercial Litigation practice group in various aspects of their practices including legal and factual research, writing, editing, and cite checking in litigation and non-litigation matters. Under general supervision, assist lawyers and paralegals with document and information management, factual analysis, discovery, and trial support. Some travel may be required. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS These essential functions are primary job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation. Will assist litigation lawyers and paralegals with all phases of litigation case support including document/information management, factual analysis, discovery, and trial support. Collect and organize court opinions, statutes, regulations, guidance, and policy papers relating to issues raised in administrative proceedings and litigation. Proof-read, cite-check and assist in preparation of legal memoranda and exhibits for administrative proceedings and litigation. Maintain positive contact with clients and observes confidentiality of client matters. Organize and maintain case files, pleadings, and other documents and attorney notebooks. Summarize articles, reports, witness statements, and depositions. Conduct factual research and analysis. Keep accurate time records. Prepare case/matter notebooks. Perform factual and legal research. Coordinate and attend client conferences, document productions, depositions, closings, and other transactions. Prepare material for in-house and outside distribution. Draft and revise legal documents and correspondence. Coordinate service of process and/or filings with public entities. Obtain factual information from clients and third parties, including governmental agencies. Keep track of case/matter deadlines. Maintain departmental form files and systems. Perform computer database input and retrieval. Be present at work during regularly scheduled working hours and as needed in the job position, consistent with the Firm's attendance expectations. Flexibility to work in various groups as needed. SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED Proficiency in legal research databases including Westlaw, Lexis, and Hein Online, as well as government online databases. Familiarity with all phases of litigation, discovery, and trial procedures. Demonstrated skills in document /information management. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. General word processing skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word and Excel. Proficiency in Adobe. Ability to express self verbally and in writing. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments from different attorneys and paralegals. SPECIFIC SKILLS PREFERRED Familiarity with trial support and preparation and document and case management under supervision of attorneys or paralegal. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree preferred and 3+ years of paralegal or paralegal assistant experience. Paralegal certificate preferred. Experience with automated litigation support software required.
Posted: 2022-03-23 Expires: 2022-05-24

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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Perkins Coie LLP
Chicago, IL 60602

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