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Paralegal- Litigation
Ref No.: 18-34442
Location: Niskayuna, New York
Pay Rate : $ 45,000.00 - 55,000.00 /Year
Skill Type
Skill Type:Professional
Prestigious law firm in the Capital District is seeking a Paralegal for its litigation department. Our client offers a full benefits package and many additional perks!

The Litigation Attorney will work alongside attorneys during all phases of the litigation process, from initiation of the case, to the discovery period, through trial and post-trial findings and appeals.

Essential Functions
  • Assist litigation attorneys handling cases, including preparation for depositions, mediations, arbitrations, trials, and appeals;
  • Assist in drafting correspondence and legal documents, including summonses and complaints, bills of particulars, various discovery demands and responses and settlement documents;
  • Assist in drafting, filing and serving various motions, including affidavits and memoranda of law;
  • File legal documents with the court, including summonses and complaints, applications for index number, requests for judicial intervention, notices of medical malpractice action, and notes of issue;
  • E-filing documents in Federal Court and the New York State Court of Claims;
  • Obtain and maintain client medical records in electronic filing system;
  • Organize and maintain all legal documents in electronic filing system for attorney review and case preparation;
  • Maintain telephone contact with clients, expert witnesses and outside vendors;
  • Schedule interviews and meetings;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Qualifications
  • Strong knowledge of PC applications, Windows, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Prior Litigation experience required in a firm covering personal injury, workers compensation or disability law
  • Paralegal certification or degree strongly preferred