Litigation Paralegal – Labor and Employment (San Diego, CA)
Meyers Nave is recruiting for a full time Litigation Paralegal. This is a nonexempt position reporting to the Director of Administration and is located in the Firm’s San Diego office.
ABOUT MEYERS NAVE
Meyers Nave has an exceptional reputation in California as a go-to law firm that clients rely on to handle their highest profile, most complicated and often most controversial transactions and litigated matters. Attorneys work in multi-disciplinary teams to help public agencies, private businesses, and non-profit organizations navigate complex local, state and federal laws and regulations. Meyers Nave was founded over 35 years ago and has grown into a state-wide firm with approximately 65 attorneys in four locations.
A Litigation Paralegal – Labor & Employment is responsible for providing the Labor & Employment Practice Group’s attorneys with the full range of paralegal support.
The position’s essential functions include but are not limited to the following:
- Work closely with attorneys and team members to oversee case management from inception through trial/settlement and post-trial/post-settlement;
- Draft, review, and revise legal documents, and cite-check briefs;
- Maintain case files and update discovery logs and indices;
- Organize and maintain master documents, document lists, and document databases, while supporting and managing document productions;
- Assist with deposition and hearing preparation, including identifying and gathering exhibit documents and creating witness outlines;
- Draft and arrange for service of subpoenas;
- Obtain case-related documents informally from third parties;
- Coordinate among vendors for litigation support services;
- Monitor pending decisions and conduct legal research;
- Assist with document review and coordinate with Litigation Support Group for back-end database management utilizing eDiscovery applications;
- Perform litigation support duties such as Bates stamping exhibits, preparing spreadsheets and CDs, hyperlinking PDFs, reviewing litigation dockets, and ensuring that dates are calendared correctly;
- Complete in a timely manner both (1) daily, accurate, and detailed billable-time entries and (2) time cards;
- Work extended hours as needed, and travel as required for case support;
- Maintain composure and work efficiently and accurately during high-energy situations involving frequently changing circumstances;
- Manage multiple issues and projects at once while demonstrating excellent customer support;
- Other functions as assigned.
Management retains the right to add to or change the functions of this position at any time.
- Maintain a professional network and key resource contacts.
The following qualifications are required:
- Ability to work and bill as a paralegal under Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code section 6450;
- Paralegal certificate from ABA approved institution and/or bachelor’s degree;
- Minimum of five years of experience working as a litigation paralegal with a law firm or in-house legal department;
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365;
- Prior experience with eDiscovery, and eDiscovery software (e.g., Relativity, iPro, DISCO, Concordance, Live Note, and Adobe Acrobat Pro XI);
- Strong legal research database skills and experience with Westlaw and/or Lexis;
- Understanding and knowledge of legal procedures, rules of counsel, and local rules;
- Ability to work well under stress, and to work independently with little or no direction;
- Strong analytical thinking, written and verbal skills;
- Ability to effectively function in a team environment, including but not limited to the ability to be open minded, cordial and cooperative with Firm employees;
- Demonstrated ability to maintain high ethical standards and strict confidentiality of all information that the employee may receive as a result of her or his role;
- Demonstrated ability to maintain and update skills as required by the position;
- Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints and within budget;
- Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate in person and by phone with a diverse group of attorneys, staff and vendors to provide information with courtesy and tact.
The following qualifications are preferred:
- Strong technical eDiscovery skills and understanding of litigation support;
- Experience conducting Public Record Act (PRA) and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reviews;
- Prior experience using Trial Director;
- Trial experience; and
- Experience with Casebook programs or other data management systems, and with iManage or other document management programs.
Meyers Nave is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law. Meyers Nave will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with state law.
The pay range for this position is $40.00 – $50.00 per hour, and represents the firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. Actual compensation will depend upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s years of experience, qualifications, and skill set.
HOW TO APPLY
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Meyers Nave complies with the requirements of all applicable California and federal employment laws, including those protecting disabled individuals. If you have difficulty using our online application system due to a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact us via email or phone: email@example.com or (510) 808-2000.