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Legal Assistant

MD - Baltimore
Valid Through: 4/1/2022

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We are looking for a Legal Assistant to assist with our Investor Advocate practice area. The paralegal will provide substantive legal support to the attorneys by drafting and analyzing legal pleadings, documents and correspondence; conducting legal research; case planning, development, and management; coordinating and managing document production and discovery; assisting attorney(s) with deposition and trial preparation; court filings; and scheduling. The cases involve investor disputes, consumer claims and commercial litigation.

LITIGATION/TRIAL PREPARATION
  • Assist with logistics for depositions, hearings and trial
  • Organize depositions and trial binders
  • Provide assistance prior to and during arbitration proceedings and court proceedings
  • Perform basic courtroom duties
  • Perform administrative functions
CASE FILE MANAGEMENT
  • Assist with new client intake
  • Ensure that related case documents are timely ordered and available
  • Monitor the activities and deadlines of case files, advise attorney of same, perform tasks necessary to ensure deadlines are met
LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING
  • Prepare pleadings and discovery responses for attorney review
  • Assist with litigation matters, to include review and analysis of discovery
  • Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for specific cases
  • Conduct light legal research and analysis for attorney review
  • Prepare memoranda and briefs for attorney review
SCHEDULING
  • Coordinate and schedule appointments and meetings
Education and Experience:
  • Associate degree plus 2 years of experience in consumer and/or commercial litigation; or
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of paralegal experience in consumer and/or commercial litigation; or
  • Certification from NALA or NFPA plus 2 years of experience in consumer and/or commercial litigation

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