Litigation Paralegal

Compensation & Benefits: $60,000.00 – $75,000.00 base salary, discretionary bonuses, annual raises; plus benefits!

Join a small boutique firm as an Employment Litigation Paralegal (Legal Assistant) in Downtown Los Angeles, CA (must be in the office 4 days a week / 1 from home) with a team currently consisting of 3 attorneys & 3 legal support staff.

Our client, led by its esteemed founding attorney, boasts a distinguished career spanning nearly a decade, marked by numerous awards and accolades. Recognized as a leader in his field, he has assembled a small team of dedicated employment attorneys and legal professionals committed to excellence. Named to prestigious lists such as the Top 40 Under 40 and the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers, his impact and influence in the legal community are undeniable. As the sole Employment Law attorney to receive the OCTLA Top Gun Award in the last decade, his exceptional skills are evident. With a proven track record of securing millions of dollars through trial verdicts and settlements, our client’s firm remains committed to championing the rights of employees throughout California. Join them as an Employment Litigation Paralegal in delivering unparalleled legal representation and making a meaningful impact.

About the role:

  • Support a team of 3 employment attorneys, soon to be 4 with a caseload of 70+ pre-litigation and litigation cases.

Desired Skills:

  • Adaptability to excel in a high-volume, fast-paced setting with time-sensitive deadlines
  • Strong organizational acumen
  • Keen attention to detail coupled with proficient analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and cooperatively, fostering and maintaining collaborative relationships with litigation attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants
  • Handling the filing and service of legal documents
  • Engaging in effective client communication
  • Ensuring the maintenance and organization of case files
  • Managing calendars meticulously for depositions, hearing dates, and all associated deadlines (e.g., pleadings, motions, discovery)
  • Thoroughly reviewing and proofreading legal documents to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Utilizing case management software to maintain well-organized and updated case records
  • And other commonly related paralegal / legal assistant tasks

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree preferred
  • 3 or more years of legal experience in a Paralegal or Legal Assistant role, focusing on civil/plaintiff litigation, ideally employment / labor related
  • Strong organizational skills, demonstrating meticulous attention to detail
  • Proficiency in data entry and document management systems
  • Excellent phone etiquette and communication skills
  • Ability to proofread legal documents effectively
  • Familiarity with legal terminology and procedures
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Capacity to work independently and prioritize tasks effectively

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