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Litigation Paralegal

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
life insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, 401(k)
United States, Nevada, Las Vegas
3993 Howard Hughes Parkway (Show on map)
April 15, 2024




Position:
Litigation Paralegal



Location:

Las Vegas, NV



Job Id:
1391-SR-LAS

# of Openings:
1


Litigation Paralegal
Las Vegas, Nevada
Lewis Roca is a top-ranked Am Law 200 commercial law firm and one of the largest in the Western United States. We are seeking a Litigation Paralegal to join our team!
Summary:
The Litigation Paralegal will have a minimum of 5 years of litigation experience, with a strong understanding of Nevada court rules and procedures. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in creditors' rights tasks, including: drafting dispute and demand letters to debtors and financial business partners in a dispute, enforcing prior stipulated liens or agreements in lieu of bankruptcy but documented in state court proceedings, determining interest accrued on debts, and paperwork renegotiating or enforcing prior workouts.
The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with proven efficacy as a problem-solver, excellent interpersonal skills, and the highest degree of professionalism. Must be a team player with a positive, can-do attitude. Outstanding technology literacy with solid e-Discovery skills is critical. This role requires flexibility and openness to work in the evenings or on weekends, which may be on a somewhat frequent basis.
About Lewis Roca:
Our award-winning team of lawyers offer extensive experience in a wide range of disciplines. We strive to be the employer of choice in the legal community. Our goal is to attract talent of varied backgrounds who meet our standards of excellence and reflect the marketplace that we serve. We embrace this diversity; it contributes to our success.
A set of core principles guide our work with our clients and with each other. Together, we call this Experience Amplified. It is a client-centered operational approach that helps define a culture of service excellence. It contributes to our highly collaborative group of business professionals, led by a dedicated and passionate C-Team.
Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Directing staff in the organization and management of data and evidence
  • Assisting with case management
  • Drafting, correspondence, pleadings, discovery, stipulations, order, and judgments, etc.
  • Researching and calculating pre- and/or post-judgment interest
  • Investigating, locating, analyzing, summarizing, and tracking facts, evidence, and other data using online resources, such as Pacer, state court dockets, search engines, social media, Westlaw, county assessor and treasurer databases, etc.
  • Preparing pre-suit damages analysis
  • Locating and interviewing witnesses and working with investigator(s) as needed
  • Working with expert witnesses, including researching potential experts, preparation of documents for review, and coordination of filing and/or service of expert reports
  • Communicating with clients, co-counsel, opposing counsel, courts, government agencies, etc.
  • Researching, analyzing, and summarizing depositions, witness statements, rules of procedure, evidence, statutes, regulations, and occasionally, case law
  • Drafting privilege and redaction logs
  • Judgment research, domestication, and renewal
  • Appropriate utilization of e-discovery platforms, such as Ipro e-discovery software, Relativity, etc. to manage evidence in conjunction with our Litigation Support Team
  • Appropriate utilization of other legal technologies, such as CaseMap, TimeMap, TextMap, TrialDirector, OnCue, and PageVault
  • Facilitating court filings (completing filings when necessary)
  • Instructing docketing staff on recording deadlines, verifying accuracy of deadlines, tracking deadlines, and ensuring deadlines are met
  • Preparing fact chronologies (including medical)
  • Preparing for and attending arbitration, hearings, mediation, and trial
  • Accurately tracking and recording time spent on tasks and projects to reflect the value provided
  • Performing other duties as required
  • Some duties may require in-office presence


Skills and attributes include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and remain flexible to meet client and attorney needs while maintaining a positive attitude and composure
  • Willingness to take initiative and anticipate the needs of attorneys, clients, and matters
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing internally with attorneys and staff and externally with clients, opposing counsel, co-counsel, expert witnesses, courts, government agencies, etc.
  • Strong attention to detail and self-motivation
  • Good understanding of legal terminology, including technology and e-Discovery terms
  • Legal writing talent
  • Ability to respond timely and effectively in a team atmosphere
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of litigation workflows and processes
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule as needed
  • Outstanding technology aptitude and literacy, including but not limited to the complete Microsoft Office suite; PDF compilation programs; file management systems (DeskSite/iManage); time tracking software, e-Discovery platforms; case management programs; and web capture software
  • Understanding of and ability to research, understand, and utilize various e-filing processes and requirements
  • Ability to prioritize accurately or to readily obtain direction on prioritization of tasks
  • Significant knowledge of the Nevada Civil Rules of Procedure or the ability to quickly research and understand such rules
  • Familiarity with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure or the ability to quickly research and understand such rules
  • Ability to recognize when to problem-solve independently and when to ask for help
  • Team player who can work independently or collaboratively and recognize which is appropriate
  • Ability to record time in a manner that reflects the value of work invested in tasks or projects and demonstrate the value of the same
  • Ability to understand and follow specific, detailed instructions while recognizing when to ask for clarification or make suggestions


Education and Experience:


  • A minimum of five years' civil litigation experience required
  • Bachelor's or Associate's degree in paralegal or legal studies from regionally accredited college or university preferred
  • NALA certification is highly preferred
  • Expertise in accounting intricacies and financial calculations involved in business investment and real estate transactions is highly preferred
  • Creditor's rights experience is highly desired, including life cycle of bankruptcy litigation tasks and typical responsibilities
  • Experience working across offices at a distance is helpful
  • The ideal candidate will also have knowledge and experience with other state civil rules, including California, Arizona, and Colorado.


Lewis Roca offers competitive compensation and benefits, including:


  • Competitive compensation based on experience and education
  • 401(k) with generous employer match
  • 3 weeks of paid time off
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Benefits start on Day 1
  • Several medical plan options to choose from, including traditional plans and HSA-qualified plans
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Well-being program
  • Technology stipend
  • Employer-paid life insurance and long-term disability
  • And much more!



How to Apply
Thank you for your interest in Lewis Roca. To complete an application and submit your resume, please click "Apply for this Position." No phone calls, please. We will contact you if your resume indicates that you are a strong candidate for this position. #LI-LH1 #LI-HYBRID
Lewis Roca is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, color, age, physical or mental disability, spousal affiliation, marital status, a serious medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
For more information about equal employment opportunity, please click here for the "Know Your Rights" poster . To request a disability accommodation in the application process, . Lewis Roca participates in E-Verify, please click for more information. For information regarding your Right to Work, please click here .



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