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Litigation Paralegal

Company: Burr & Forman LLP
Location: Jackson
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Burr & Forman LLP has an immediate opening in our Jackson, MS office for a full-time, experienced litigation paralegal. With a one-firm culture across our 20 offices, Burr & Forman is committed to our clients, our colleagues, and our communities. We enjoy a highly collaborative culture in a familiar environment where individual contributions are recognized and valued. Our clients have local, national, and international interests, and the work we do is interesting and important. If you're a service-minded professional with intellectual curiosity and excellent work ethic, please consider joining our team at Burr & Forman. We offer a competitive salary complimented by a full range of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, and generous paid time off. KEY CONTRIBUTIONS + Perform complex paralegal duties requiring knowledge of legal terminology and legal processes which include case management from inception through discovery and verdict. + Prepare, edit, and/or draft correspondence, reports, and legal documents + Prepare, edit and/or file subpoenas, briefs, pleadings, and other filings in state/federal court + Plan and schedule conferences, depositions, and/or meetings + Maintain calendars including court deadlines and appearances + Conduct searches through computer databases such as library, Secretary of State, PACER, SJIS, LEXIS, Internet, Autotrack, etc. + Create complex database for documents + Prepare PowerPoint presentations + Prepare summaries and analyses of research, reports, etc. + Maintain calendar of deadlines for discovery + Review documents for privileged material and prepare drafts of discovery documents + Assist with discovery matters and handle document productions + Perform legal searches and retrieve case law + Attend mediations, depositions, hearings, conferences, trials, and other court meetings as needed + Proofread documents + Work independently and collaborate with team + Respond to inquiries for information + Other responsibilities as needed THE ESSENTIALS + A bachelor's degree, paralegal certification or degree, or appropriate combination of education/experience. + Must be familiar with the State and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, have strong organizational and communication skills, excellent writing skills and the ability to draft documents, and be able to work independently. + Experience with drafting and electronic filing of pleadings, motions, deposition scheduling and summarization, trial preparation, and legal research. + Knowledge of PACER, Word, Excel, Outlook, and other document management software. + Knowledge of e-discovery, Trial Director, and Relativity preferred. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled Burr & Forman is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, and promoting lawyers and staff without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, military and protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, or disability. See Burr & Forman's Diversity Statement & Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. (http://www.burr.com/diversity-statement-equal-employment-opportunity-policy/) Burr & Forman is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please contact our Employment Administrator at (205) 458-5490 and let us know the nature of your request. Know Your Rights (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/22-088\_EEOC\_KnowYourRights\_10\_20.pdf) Family and Medical Leave Act Employee Polygraph Protection Act (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/legacy/files/eppac.pdf) We are committed to our clients, our colleagues, and our communities. We work hard to deliver exceptional results. It's not just hard work, knowledge and experience that are integral to the quality and delivery of our legal services. It's also a diverse, creative, and forward thinking approach that enables us to achieve results. We're recognized as a "Best Place to Work" and "Healthiest Employer." Many of our attorneys and staff have been with the firm for 25+ years. We think this is a reflection of our commitment to professional development, competitive salaries and a fantastic suite of benefits.

Keywords: Burr & Forman LLP, Jackson , Litigation Paralegal, Other , Jackson, Mississippi

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