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Litigation Legal Assistants are responsible for performing administrative duties in the offices of litigation lawyers. Some tasks these professionals handle include performing research, drafting documents, transcribing dictations, liaising with clients, and maintaining activities calendars. The ideal candidate should showcase in his or her resume data management software expertise, effective communication, familiarity with court procedures, time management, and deadline orientation. Eligible example resumes mention the completion of a paralegal studies program and training in family, criminal, civil, constitutional, and real estate law.

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Litigation Legal Assistant

Acted as a liaison contact overseeing litigation efforts in class action and multidistrict litigation cases, trial tasks and deadlines for over 23 law firms nationwide

  • Reconciled trust account for multidistrict litigation case; responsible for payments to expert witnesses, vendors as well as account receivables
  • Managed, updated and maintained electronic databases and online repositories containing nearly 1.5 terabytes of data from domestic and international sources; Oversaw the distribution of data according to assigned law firms
  • Managed assignments and deadlines of trial tasks and projects assigned to participant firms in meeting court-ordered deadlines and hearing dates
  • Coordinated term sheet and settlement agreement data for preparation of notices to class action participants and class members
  • Drafted and proofread discovery responses, motions in limine, summary judgment briefs; Verified legal and fact sites; Conducted fact and legal research regarding briefs at issue
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Journalism
Graduate Studies
2

Litigation Legal Assistant

Assisted two attorneys and one partner with trial preparation of numerous, complex litigation, toxic tort, and asbestos litigation matters.

  • Drafted complaints, motions for preference, mandatory settlement statements, motions for summary judgment, expert witness designations, exhibit lists, witness lists, motions in limine, and voir dire instructions.
  • Coordinated and summarized expert witness depositions.
  • Document review of thousands of materials to use as evidence at trial.
  • Prepared trial notebooks in preparation for trial.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Criminal Justice
JD
Juris Doctor
JD
Juris Doctor
3

Litigation Legal Assistant

Filed and served all legal documents with the courts and opposing counsel.

  • Coordinated and scheduled depositions for all parties. Responsibilities included securing conference room, preparing notice, subpoenas, scheduling Court reporter/videographer/translator, if needed.
  • Responsible for any invoices and/or expenses to ensure that all invoices were paid and Attorney was reimbursed for any out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Maintained communication with client and attorney from point of referral/discovery to trail phase to facilitate and expedite case settlements that historically awarded clients a minimum of 80% in recovered funds.
  • Ensuring all mail was received, logged and distributed properly.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
AAS
Criminal Justice
4

Litigation Legal Assistant, U.s. Competition and Financial Restructuring/insolvency Groups

Managed large-scale litigations in both state and federal court, including antitrust, intellectual property, and bankruptcy

  • Assisted attorneys with legal research via Westlaw and Lexis Nexis
  • Edited and cite checked briefs according to Legal Bluebook rules in preparation of court filings
  • Assisted with trial preparation, including creating and organizing trial exhibits and visual aids
  • Coordinated logistics re: deposition scheduling and discovery requests and responses
  • Mentored five legal assistants and trained them on interoffice operations and case management
  • Placed on the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Pro Bono Honor Roll for commitment to pro bono legal services
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
C
Paralegal Studies
BA
Political Science
Law
5

Litigation Legal Assistant

Prepared and reviewed affidavits, judgments, motions and orders for attorneys.

  • Reviewed contested foreclosure pleadings and emergency motions for attorneys.
  • Assisted attorneys in communicating with clients and preparing correspondence.
  • Conducted and analyzed audits and reviews for clients.
  • Reviewed client report cards and audits, deciphering ways to improve the firm's scores.
  • Conducted conference calls with clients, ensuring that their needs are being met.
  • Created and implemented new streamlined structional organization within the department.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Political Science & Public Relations
6

Litigation Legal Assistant

  • Second chaired to lead attorney
  • Assured compliancy in case law and federal statues to aid attorneys with litigation strategy in criminal defense cases.
  • Led up to three weekly E-discovery team projects of five partnering paralegals, and used LexisNexis, and eLaw to collect and review case information.
  • Ensured an 8% hearing and trial rate for the criminal defense team
  • Initiated, supervised and managed a staff of five paralegals for ad hoc research projects.
  • Performed case management in conjunction with seven attorneys and 60 staff members
  • Attended client conferences, prepared affidavits, filed memoranda, and other internal documents.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Crime, Law & Justice
JD
Juris Doctor
JD
Juris Doctor
7

Pre-litigation Legal Assistant

Independently managed all aspects of personal injury caseload from sign-up to pre-suit negotiation.

  • Answered & screened calls, updated clients with status of their case, provided No-Fault information to medical clinics and Insurance Companies.
  • Opened new PIP claims and BI claims. Worked with adjusters to schedule EUO's, PIP & liability statements.
  • Assisted clients with their property damage claims and helped resolve any property damage related issue.
  • Requested & maintained up-to-date medical records & billing.
  • Prepared and compiled demand packages to insurance adjusters.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AA
Program Of Criminal Justice
8

Litigation Legal Assistant

Provided litigation support to two attorneys specializing in real estate litigation and business disputes.

  • Created and organized files by ensuring all legal documents were separated, indexed and/or labeled accordingly.
  • Scheduled depositions and maintained attorney calendars.
  • Accurately and expeditiously transcribed various legal documents for attorneys.
  • Filed cases on both state and federal levels utilizing Pacers (ECF) as well as manual filing.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
1
month
at this job
AS
Science And Business Administration
BBA
Bachelor of Business Administration
BBA
Management
9

Litigation Legal Assistant

  • Supported two high volume attorneys in all aspects of Real Estate litigation involving title curative and abatement civil actions.
  • Prepared and filed pleadings electronically and by mail with the Magistrate, State, Superior, United States District and Bankruptcy Courts.
  • Maintained calendars and scheduled depositions for assigned attorneys.
  • Maintained, updated and organized both physical and electronic files.
  • Effectively communicated with clients, courts, process servers, Sheriffs, etc.
  • Drafted correspondence and emails, transcribed various documents, faxing, copying and scanning.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
HS
High
Criminal Justice
10

Litigation Legal Assistant

Ensured progression of cases through monitoring court dockets, filing necessary discovery, pleadings, and motions in advance of deadlines

  • Drafted correspondence, motions, summonses, and orders
  • Coordinated and calendar hearings, mediations, depositions for multiple attorneys
  • Scheduled meetings and coordinate conference calls
  • Prepared trial binders, hearing notebooks, hard files and maintain all other filing
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BA
English (professional-technical Writing)

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