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Litigation Paralegal I

Job ID: 7830

Updated: May 29, 2024

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States

Category: Paralegal

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About Kirkland & Ellis

At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.
 
As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and alternative asset management; restructurings; high-stakes commercial and intellectual property litigation; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,500 lawyers) operating from 20 offices across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.

Essential Job Functions

The Litigation Paralegal I support case teams in all phases of the litigation practice, from pre-complaint to trial and appeal. The Litigation Paralegal I will be responsible for organizing and managing electronic and hard copy document collections.  Legal and factual cite checking.  Trial preparation and attendance.  Prioritize and manage multiple cases/projects. Team oriented with a collaborative focus.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

I.  Manages document production processes

  • Assists with the collection of material from client, opposing parties, and third parties (hard copies, electronic data, physical evidence)
  • Maintains chain of custody
  • Manages logistics of production of documents - hard copy, images, native

II. Substantive Research

  • Analyzes documents and materials
  • Researches rules of procedure for relevant court venues

III. Coordinates preparation and filing of briefs and legal documents

  • Drafts routine filings (e.g. attorney appearances, notices of filings, notices of motions)
  • Checks legal cites for proper format, content and accuracy (Westlaw, Lexis; Blue Book)
  • Compiles appendices and exhibits
  • Manages service of process; files with court and serves on parties; coordinates with local counsel

IV. Manages trial and hearing preparation and support

  • Compiles and tracks trial exhibits
  • Prepares pretrial documents
  • Manages trial transcripts

OTHER FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary. Delete if not applicable.)

  • Any other functions/duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

The ideal candidate will possess 3-5 years of experience focusing on complex litigation cases, including managing large discovery, preparing for trial, and managing trial support.  Must have high-level experience with a range of litigation support applications.  Additional qualifications include excellent analytical and organizational abilities, solid communication and management skills, creativity, initiative, and ability to work in a team environment.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Flexibility to accommodate for travel and overtime is required. 

Technologies/Software

MS Office proficiency including Excel and DMS management required.  Intermediate experience relating to Relativity; TextMap, Westlaw;

Electronic filing and Pacer Pro proficiency required.

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