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Job ID: 6384
Updated: Mar 14, 2022
Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
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 management; restructurings; high-stakes litigation and trials; 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 3,000+ lawyers) operating from 18 offices across the United States, Europe 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 is responsible for assisting with managing all aspects of large scale complex litigation reporting directly to the senior paralegal. 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 mentoring and assisting with management of junior paralegals.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
I. Manages document production processes
II. Substantive Research
III. Coordinates preparation and filing of briefs and legal documents
IV. Manages trial and hearing preparation and support
OTHER FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
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. The ideal candidate will meet the California Business & Professional Code 6450 requirements, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Flexibility to accommodate for travel and overtime is required. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds is required.
MS Office and Relativity proficiency required
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