Paralegal – Washington, D.C.
We are looking for a self-starter with the flexibility to handle a wide variety of tasks. The ideal candidate will have 3-4 years of Paralegal experience, a college degree with excellent grades, and the ability to work full standard business hours with some flexibility for overtime as necessary. A paralegal certificate (or other proof of paralegal specific training) is not required but would be ideal. The candidate should possess a varied skill set including, but not limited to, strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to multitask and coordinate numerous projects concurrently; a forward-thinking approach with the ability to practically and creatively handle tasks; precise attention to detail; the ability to learn new software and tasks quickly; and the desire to be part of and work as a team. The candidate should have experience with all facets of litigation. The candidate must possess strong computer skills including Adobe, Microsoft Office (with an emphasis on Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word), Outlook, Pacer and Westlaw. And, of course, the ideal candidate will be fun to work with and have an outgoing personality. This is not BigLaw – we all like each other here, and are looking for others who share our team-oriented approach.
Essential Job Functions
This position requires an enthusiastic, self-confident, highly-motivated, organized and fun individual capable of functioning in a fast-paced legal environment. Strong interpersonal and communication skills along with the ability to work collaboratively as a team, and a good sense of humor, are required. We offer opportunities for hardworking individuals to acquire new experience and exposure to legal work involving cutting edge technology and issues.
Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, preparing correspondence and legal documents, cite-checking and editing documents, performing legal research, maintaining electronic and paper files, filing documents in various courts (including ECF for federal and appellate courts, e-filing with state courts, and manual filing using court runners), assisting with discovery, supporting the attorneys with legal administrative duties, and completing conflicts checks.
Salary is commensurate with experience (in the range of $50,000 - $70,000), plus the firm offers benefits (health, dental, 401(k), commuter) and includes regular firm events, happy hours, and in-house chair massage.
If you are interested in this position, please email your resume to the Hiring Manager at email@example.com.