Paralegal

Robert Half
Published
June 21, 2022
Location
Walnut Creek, CA
Category
Job Type

Description

Robert Half is working with an outstanding client in Walnut Creek who is seeking a paralegal with 5 years to join their team. This paralegal will support two attorneys.

This paralegal will perform all duties related to preparation for and assistance in working a case up to trial; from pretrial, trial and post-trial activities, including but not limited to focusing on technology as well as conducting extensive research and document preparation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Summarize depositions, medical records, employment records, interrogatory responses, and prepare production of document requests
  • Draft objections; requests and responses; review and analysis of evidentiary items for trial; manage documents from formal discovery to present at time of trial
  • Familiar with discovery methods and scope of discovery, with emphasis on ethical considerations involved in the discovery process.
  • Prepare, troubleshoot, and assist with all technological aspects of demonstrative evidence for trials, including but not limited to software and equipment
  • E-files in state courts
  • Calendar court dates
  • Travel to and from court or arbitration/trial to assist attorney and provide set up for demonstrative evidence and technology
  • Create exhibits and other visual trial presentations as requested. Set up audio/visual equipment for court/arbitration hearings
  • Assist attorneys in all aspects of trial preparation, including abstracting depositions and transcripts, draft motions, prepare trial notebooks and briefs
  • Assist with the drafting of discovery pleadings and cost bills
  • Assist with research and analysis of statute and case law
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education and/or Experience:

  • AA degree, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • ABA approved paralegal certificate preferred
  • Experience Trial Director and/or Sanctions preferred;
  • Background in medical malpractice litigation with a minimum of five years’ litigation experience

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient in MS PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of court rules and procedures is necessary
  • Knowledge of medicine, bio-medical terminology and tort law related to personal injury
  • Computer proficiency, excellent communication skills both oral and written
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