Senior Legal Assistant (Litigation) - Wiley Rein LLP

Michelle DaSilva

Senior Legal Assistant (Litigation) - Wiley Rein LLP

Senior Legal Assistant - Litigation (Please Click Here to Apply)

Wiley is seeking a Senior Legal Assistant to join the firm's Litigation team. The Senior Legal Assistant works directly with attorneys and other Legal Support staff to serve the needs of the Firm’s clients. This position requires prior experience as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal. Senior Legal Assistants may have supervisory responsibilities for less experienced case team staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The Firm requires that the duties and responsibilities of this position be performed onsite during scheduled work hours.
• Work with attorneys on client billable projects, including but not limited to: organization and management of case documents (primarily electronic, some paper); creation and maintenance of appropriate logs of client materials (e.g., client materials received, privilege, and production logs); maintenance of case calendars in coordination with Docketing; performance of legal and factual research; cite-checking, filing, and service of legal briefs and memoranda; preparation of exhibits, forms, and court/bar applications
• Meet the Firm’s minimum hours’ expectations of 1500 client-chargeable hours and 1700 total billable hours annually
• Cite-check, generate tables of authorities/contents, prepare exhibits, and file with expert proficiency and train less experienced Legal Support staff in same
• Designs and implements case management plans for assigned cases and, in coordination with Practice Support management, appropriately staff projects and matters for which he/she is responsible
• Work with attorneys, in-house resources, and local vendors to plan and execute support for court and agency trials and hearings virtually, locally, and out of town
• Review and summarize case materials, including preparation of timelines, witness outlines, and exhibit lists
• Prepare and supervise the preparation of supporting materials/exhibits for depositions, hearings, and trials
• Draft legal documents or prepare shell pleadings at the direction of and under the supervision of attorneys
• Coordinate collection, review, and production of documents in document review databases (e.g., Relativity) with the eDiscovery team; organize, review, and analyze documents for production; and oversee with drafting of privilege logs
• At attorney’s direction, act as a liaison between attorneys and clients by means of written and oral communications
• Supervise the case-related work product of less experienced Legal Support staff and train, and mentor them in procedures and practices to best support the practice group, including case management, cite-checking, research, and trial support
• Ensures that standards of performance are adhered to and that assignments are effectively completed in a prompt, efficient, and cost-conscious manner
• Contribute to department and practice knowledge management and training efforts, including suggesting workflow improvements and documenting processes
• When requested, provide written performance appraisals for assistants and support staff under his/her supervision and interview candidates for Project Assistant positions within the Firm
• Other duties as may be assigned by attorneys and/or the Director of Practice Support

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• Position currently operates remotely. A high-speed internet connection is required to connect to our systems. At an undetermined point in the future, we may once again be required to work in a professional office environment
• Position requires that the employee have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment
• Some travel may be required to support hearings, trials, or other client-related endeavors

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• This position is primarily a sedentary position. However, some duties and responsibilities are required which would require the applicant to lift files, open filing cabinets, bend or stand, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, occasionally move about to access office equipment, file cabinets, etc.
• May require individual to carry or lift items weighing up to 20 pounds

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• The ability to communicate professionally and effectively, both in oral and written form
• The ability to multi-task, prioritize/coordinate deadlines, and track progress of tasks
• Ability to organize workflow and use time efficiently
• Ability to demonstrate strong attention to detail and accuracy
• Must maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials
• Must establish and maintain effective working relationships in or out of a team environment
• Able to manage litigation cases of all sizes from initiation through resolution, including trial experience
• Expert in cite-checking (verifying quotes and case law, confirming case status/history, citation formatting (Bluebook or other format specified by the jurisdiction)), proofreading, exhibit preparation, and performing electronic filings (ECF) and ability to train junior staff to proficiency in same
• Proficient in Investigation, research, and analysis of data under the supervision of attorneys (e.g. LEXIS/Westlaw, Internet, factual research at government agencies and courts, investigative fact-gathering, document review)
• Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat; aptitude for learning new software strongly preferred
• Able to manage matters from initiation through resolution
• Have significant experience locating, interpreting, and applying court and/or agency rules
• Possess experience in developing document management systems using electronic databases and litigation software (Relativity, Concordance, IPRO, and West LiveNote/CaseNotebook preferred), including developing and following document review/coding protocols
• Able to supervise, train, and delegate to Project and Legal Assistants
• Consistently demonstrate of growth in substantive skills and knowledge of practice area
• Flexibility and willingness to work overtime on an as needed basis
• Must be able to travel locally

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s degree required; paralegal certificate preferred
• Prior experience in legal or practice/litigation support-related field required
• Demonstrated proficiency in advanced paralegal skills

OTHER DUTIES:
• This description outlines the basic requirements of this position. It is not intended to be a complete description as other duties may be assigned.


**Wiley is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence, diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

***This Organization Participates in E-Verify. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants and may not limit or influence the choice of documents you present for use on the Form I-9.

 

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Edited By:
Michelle DaSilva[Regular Members] @ Aug 02, 2021 - 12:14 PM (America/Eastern)
Michelle DaSilva[Regular Members] @ Aug 02, 2021 - 12:14 PM (America/Eastern)
Michelle DaSilva[Regular Members] @ Aug 02, 2021 - 12:15 PM (America/Eastern)