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Paralegal - Litigation

Paralegal - Litigation

Recruiting Location 
US-IL-Chicago
Department 
Paralegal & Project Assistant

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Summary

The litigation paralegal will manage all aspects of large scale, complex litigation. The position will require over time and some travel.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administratively manage all phases of a litigation case including litigation motion practice, discovery, arbitration trial and appellate procedures;
  • Manage and manipulate electronic and hard copy documents using litigation technology systems;
  • Legal and factual cite checking including shepardizing and editing a brief to Blue Book standards;
  • Execute various research projects within Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw and internet search engines;
  • Execute all docket and court filing activities accurately in Pacer Pro and ECF;
  • Assist with witness preparation;
  • Trial preparation and attendance;
  • Supervise project assistants and temporary staff on workflow and assignments;
  • Execute all activities with a thorough understanding of rules of procedure for various federal and state jurisdictions;
  • Prioritize and manage multiple assignments with tight deadlines.

Qualifications

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email staffrecruiting@sidley.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).

 

Education and/or Experience:

Required:

  • BA/BS with strong academic credentials.
  • Four years of litigation and trial experience at a medium or large law firm.
  • Proficient in the use of Relativity, Case Notebook and Adobe Pro.
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office applications and litigation support software.

Preferred:

  • Paralegal Certificate from an ABA accredited program.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with clients, partners, associates, paralegals and all staff members.
  • Proficiency with Trial Director.
  • Thorough understanding of court rules and filing requirements.

 

 

Other Skills and Abilities:

In addition to the above, the following may also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong sense of good judgment.
  • Well developed analytical and problem solving skills.
  • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job.
  • Exercises confidentiality and discretion.
  • Strong proofreading skills.

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.