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Senior Paralegal - Employment Law

Company: Setareh Law Group
Location: Beverly Hills
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Rapidly expanding Employment Law Firm is seeking to hire a competent and motivated individual to assist our attorneys. We are looking for someone with a legal background who is comfortable speaking with clients and working with the other members of our law team to keep things running smoothly. Under general supervision, a Paralegal assists with case planning, development, and management, legal research, client interviews, fact and information gathering, drafting, and analyzing legal documents and collecting, compiling, and utilizing technical information.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is an experienced, journey-level classification providing paralegal assistance to other staff. Positions will report to a Supervising Attorney. The work performed requires knowledge of legal concepts, principles, terminology and procedures and the extensive use of legal reference material.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Drafts legal documents including formal discovery requests, notices, interrogatories, motions, and summaries of depositions, memoranda, and correspondence.
Assists with locating and contacting witnesses, prepares subpoenas, arranges for the interview and evaluation of witnesses, drafts witness declarations in proceedings and pretrial statements and assists with the preparation of witness testimony.
Compiles and organizes trial notebooks, exhibits and files and other materials and documents.
Coordinates the scheduling of witnesses, answers witness questions, communicates with witnesses regarding the status of their case/trial, coordinates witness travel and expenses, and assists with witness issues, exhibits and note taking.
Drafts formal discovery requests and responses, including special interrogatories, requests for admissions, production demands, deposition notices and motions to compel for the attorney.
Analyzes records and make recommendations to the attorney as to the disposition of files.
Performs legal research including statutory and case law and drafts forms, research memoranda, proposed rules, orders and other documents.
Prepares summaries of depositions and court transcripts and witness testimony.
Monitors and tracks civil cases in California and other jurisdiction; and investigate, gather and review documentation and information.
Performs a number of other similar or related duties, which may not be specifically included within this job description, but which are consistent with the general level of the job and the responsibilities described.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Knowledge of: Basic principles, concepts and methodology of legal proceedings and legal research.
Principles of legal writing and legal terminology.
California Labor Law, Code of Civil Procedure as they apply to the performance of major duties and responsibilities of the position (to be obtained during the introductory period).
Problem identification, analysis and evaluation.
Principles of effective writing and verbal presentation.
Modern office practices and procedures, including the use of standard computer software such as Microsoft Office and case management system applications.
Computerized legal research system(s). Ability to: Prepare legal documents including discovery requests, motions, and summary dispositions.
Extract and organize information from a variety of sources.
Organize work, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
Maintain confidentiality of client documents and records.
Carry out duties in accordance with policies, procedures, and scope of responsibility.
Gather, analyze, and interpret data and information.
Review and analyze complex written documents and problems.
Establish and maintain effective and productive work relationships.
Communicate clearly and effectively in person, telephone and in writing.
Write effectively, in a clear, concise and well-organized manner, using proper grammar, vocabulary, and punctuation.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience in a field that develops the skills required for the functions and responsibilities of the position. Experience: Four (4) years experience as a paralegal.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $30.00 - $40.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:

Our office adheres to strict safety protocols in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Keywords: Setareh Law Group, Beverly Hills , Senior Paralegal - Employment Law, Other , Beverly Hills, California

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