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Litigation Paralegal

Company: Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
Location: Rochester
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary:
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP seeks to add a full-time Litigation Paralegal to our Rochester, NY office. This position is based in Rochester supporting the Partner there but will also remotely assist the attorneys in our New York City office remotely. Experience handling civil litigation matters in labor & employment practice is required. This position will follow cases through the full litigation lifecycle.
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as legal team liaison to client representatives, third parties, and opposing counsel to effectively manage flow and accuracy of information in employment litigation related matters
  • Prepares correspondence, memoranda, and other legal documents from written and oral drafts. Draft shells of discovery responses and other related documents required by or related to the litigation process, other client matters, or any other attorney-requested item; understands specialty areas of practice and can attach appropriate enclosures for specialty area without the need for supervision.
  • Organize documents and coordinate document productions. Conduct the bates-stamping, redaction, duplication and indexing of documents. Set up and maintain files which are organized chronologically, numerically and/or by subject matter. Work with Litigation Support Specialist on electronic productions. Under the guidance of an attorney, categorize documents by subject matter, prepare a chronology of facts and create production charts.Maintain calendar regarding case docket and court deadlines.
  • Provide support to supervising attorneys with administrative charges and litigation matters, including but not limited to drafting discovery requests and responses, preparing trial binders, chronologies, and deposition summaries
  • Assist with assembling affidavits and supporting evidence with respect to evidentiary motions
  • E-filing with state and federal courts
  • Organize, maintain, and supervise data and document collection for various matters
  • Prepare, develop, and maintain employment-related reports through manipulation of human resources related data
  • Research, analyze and summarize legal sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treatises, constitutions, legal codes and law-related information relevant to the employment litigation practice
  • Consistently and professionally communicate with clients, opposing counsel, vendors, and firm personnel
  • Additional duties assigned by Partner

    Skills & Qualifications:

    • Must possess 3+ years of experience in litigation; Management-side employment defense is required
    • Experience preparing for and assisting in trials in New York state and federal court and/or arbitrations
    • Proficiency in New York E-filing on a state and federal level required
    • Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, Adobe/Kolfax, CompuLaw, and Westlaw
    • Years of experience in relevant L&E litigation environments will be prioritized over holding a High School Diploma or GED equivalent; Bachelor's degree or Paralegal Certificate is a plus

      Qualities Ideal Candidates Will Have:

      • Ability to effectively set priorities, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects for several attorneys
      • Exceptional organizational skills: the innate ability to anticipate attorney needs and routinely follow-up on client deadlines, emails, and calendar appointments
      • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a focus on correct grammar, spelling, and correct usage of legal terminology


        • Paid Time Off (PTO), paid holidays including Juneteenth
        • Group Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance; Teladoc coverage for remote medical care
        • Group Term Life Insurance
        • 401(k) Savings Plan with % Match and a Profit-Sharing Plan
        • Short-Term Disability
        • Long-Term Disability
        • And more

          *These benefits are subject to change
          Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP requires that all employees be vaccinated, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed.
          Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including but not limited to selection, hiring, assignment, re-assignment, promotion, transfer, and compensation. Our Firm prohibits discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in employment based on race; color; religion; national origin; sex (including pregnancy); age; disability; genetic information, citizenship status; military service obligations; or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, Rochester , Litigation Paralegal, Other , Rochester, New York

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