Commercial Litigation Trial Paralegal

Dallas, TX 75201

Posted: 02/21/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Legal Job Number: 18731 Pay Rate: 85,000

Job Description

Our technology-driven law firm in Dallas seeks a highly skilled commercial litigation trial Paralegal with proven experience in large complex commercial litigation, banking and financial services. This is a full-time, in-person position in downtown Dallas. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to utilize a combination of practical experience and cutting-edge technology in a collaborative environment to multi-task a fast-paced desk.

Law Firm Profile 
Firm practices a collaborative philosophy
Firm works with cutting-edge technology
Firm believes in an equitable team environment
Firm works with high states litigation cases across the country 

Commercial Litigation Trial Paralegal Role
Assist attorneys, clients, and other legal professionals in all phases of litigation, including research, drafting of documents and pleadings, interviewing witnesses, e-discovery support, depositions, motions, trial notebooks, trial, arbitrations, appeal, and execution and collection of judgment.
Attend trial
Prepare routine correspondence and memoranda
Maintain case file in NetDocuments
Ability to electronically file in state and federal courts, bankruptcy courts, appellate courts, JAMS, and AAA
Maintain calendaring of all deadlines in Clio
Investigate and analyze factual matters
Develop timeline with key players and facts
Draft petition or complaint
Arrange for service of process
Draft initial disclosures, pleadings, motions, stipulations, releases, and dismissal papers
Work with attorneys in drafting and answering discovery requests
Review client documents for responsiveness and privilege in e-discovery platform
Schedule depositions
Draft notices, subpoenas, depositions on written questions, affidavits, and
declarations
Assist attorney with expert research and selection of expert witnesses, coordinate and schedule appearances of witnesses
Work with attorneys and expert witnesses on expert witness designations
Conduct preliminary legal research in Westlaw, cite check, and Shepardize authorities
Assist in preparation of briefs, including table of contents and table of authorities
Schedule and notify witnesses of attendance at depositions, mediation, and trial
Prepare for hearings, trial, or final arbitration hearing, including preparation of presentations, trial notebooks and bench books as necessary
Draft pretrial disclosures, witness list, exhibit list, charge to the court, voir dire questions, and jury charge
Assist with jury selection at trial, utilize trial presentation software such as Trial Director, maintain trial exhibits, and scribe trial notes
Maintain appellate timetables, abstract judgments and record abstracts of judgment
Assist in processing writs of execution, writs of garnishment, and post-judgment collection
Perform other related duties as assigned

Commercial Litigation Trial Paralegal Background 
Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of directly related experience
Paralegal certificate preferred
In-depth understanding of litigation life cycle, multi-district litigation and class action procedures
Proficient knowledge of procedural rules, including Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Tex. Civ. P. & Rem. Code, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, and local rules of courts
Ability to type legal documents from rough draft at a level of 60 wpm
Ability to draft, proof, and edit legal content for punctuation, grammar, and spelling
Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate in person, by e-mail, and telephone to provide information with courtesy and tact
Strong organizational skills, time management skills, and attention to detail
Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks to perform essential duties under time constraints with frequent interruptions
Must be a reliable, self-starter motivated to take ownership in assigned projects
Ability to maintain confidentiality and to exercise discretion and good judgment
Ability to perform arithmetic calculations, including calculation of fees and interest
Ability to travel occasionally in private and public transportation
Work occasionally requires more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position and may require irregular hours such as evenings or weekends
Solid computer skills with intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office 365, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Must be able to operate standard office equipment such as computer, photocopiers, scanners, fax machine, and postage meter
Must be able to squat, kneel, bend and lift and carry boxes weighing up to 15-20 pounds

Law Firm Benefits
Competitive salary and benefits package
Health Insurance 
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance 
Retirement plans 
Professional development
401K Plan 

Frontline Source Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. The client cannot sponsor any visas.

Disclaimer: Sensitive and personal data will not be requested by Frontline Source Group or its affiliates until a job offer is made and accepted. If you ever doubt the validity of our job postings, we encourage you to call one of our branch locations to verify the status on any job.
 

 

Job Requirements

trials, paralegal, discovery, mediations, arbitrations

Meet Your Recruiter

Becky Campbell

Becky's areas of legal specialization include senior attorneys, associate attorneys, corporate attorneys, paralegals, and legal secretaries. More specifically, she has placed litigation attorneys, personal injury attorneys, corporate attorneys, intellectual property secretaries, litigation secretaries, and litigation paralegals among many other legal positions.

Becky has impeccable communication skills and is always on top of her game when talking to law firm partners, office managers, and high-profile candidates. Her laid-back personality makes it easy for her to connect and get along with all kinds of people. She has a witty sense of humor that always lightens the mood and makes conversation easy. Her wit coupled with her industrious spirit is what has made her a huge success in her career.

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