IP Litigation Paralegal - Washington DC
Company: AMS Staffing, Inc.
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Please send your resume in WORD format should you be interested
in the following IP Litigation Paralegal position located in either
Chicago, IL or Washington DC. This is a full-time role with a
salary that is dependent upon experience and great benefits. If you
are not interested in this position, please pass onto
colleagues/associates as we do offer referral fees should they be
Job Title: IP Litigation Paralegal
Location: Chicago, IL or Washington DC
Salary: dependent upon experience (non-exempt)
3rd Party C2C/Transfer: No
Referral Fee: $500 - Refer qualified colleague, friends, or
Law Firm experience required: Yes
Billable hours requirement: 1536
Please reply with an updated resume in Microsoft Word format
Our client has an open position for an IP Litigation Paralegal in
the DC or Chicago office working with its pharmaceutical litigation
group. This position entails litigation case management, including
document production and review, trial preparation, and database
creation and administration. Ability to perform legal research,
draft correspondence, analyze pleadings, superior communication
skills and cite-checking, bluebooking experience required.
Pharmaceutical patent litigation experience and Hatch-Waxman Act
litigation experience required. Must have proficiency with
Microsoft Word and Excel. Litigation document review databases,
case management software, and trial presentation software
experience preferred. At least 5 years of relevant experience
required, candidates with more experience encouraged to apply.
Salary commensurate with experience.
This position works under the direct supervision a lawyer and
provides the lawyer substantive legal services. A lawyer may
delegate any task normally performed by a lawyer to a Paralegal,
except those tasks prohibited to a non-lawyer by statute, court
rule, administrative rule or regulation, controlling authority, the
applicable rule of professional conduct of the jurisdiction in
which the lawyer practices, or the ABA Guidelines for the
Utilization of Paralegal Services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Drafts, analyzes, and prepares legal documents for a supervising
lawyer or supervising paralegal.
Coordinates legal projects and communicates legal information for a
supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal.
Prepare draft communications for a supervising lawyer or
Collects, evaluates and summarizes relevant facts and legal
concepts for a supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal.
Attends client meetings, coordination meetings, and legal
proceedings with a supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal.
Provides legal project management for a legal matter for a
supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal.
Supervises Project Assistants on assigned tasks.
Maintains notary license in local jurisdiction.
Follows all supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Maintains accurate and appropriate time records regarding hours
spent working for clients, working for the Firm, and working on
Meets all time entry and timesheet deadlines specified by the Firm,
the Paralegal Department, and the Accounting Department.
Bills a minimum of 1,536 creditable hours each performance
evaluation year that begins April 1 and ends March 31 of which a
minimum of 1,416 of those hours are client billable hours.
Limits approved pro bono hours and approved firm representation
hours to a maximum of 120 total hours during each performance
Works a predictable schedule, and also provides flexibility in
daily schedule to meet Firm's needs during periods of heavy
Timely notifies both supervising lawyers, supervising paralegals,
and the Paralegal Manager of any time out of the office during
normal work hours.
Reports the receipt of non-billable work to the Paralegal Manager
Avoids overtime for non-billable assignments.
Contacts supervising lawyers, supervising paralegals and Paralegal
Manager when available for new assignments.
Accepts accountability and responsibility for all work
Adheres to The National Federation of Paralegal Association's
"Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility."
Attends relevant legal education to continuously improve legal
5+ years of paralegal or project assistant experience in a law firm
or legal department setting.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Understanding of legal processes and practice-group specific
Excellent interpersonal, team, and customer service skills.
Excellent attention to detail.
Excellent organizational and time management skills with a proven
ability to meet deadlines.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to function well in a high-paced, and at times, stressful
Ability to maintain confidentiality, and to exercise discretion and
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and practice-group specific
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