San Francisco – Paralegal

The San Francisco, California office of Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum is currently accepting resumes for a litigation paralegal position. This position will be responsible for supporting attorneys in the various aspects of litigation related to case preparation, management, and execution. Applicants must have a minimum 3-5 years of litigation experience. Experience handling construction defect (CD) as well as environmental disputes is necessary. Must have experience with online case management systems (i.e. LexisNexis, Case Anywhere). Ability to review and manage voluminous construction project documentation; propounding and responding to standard discovery requests; ability to coordinate expert activities, and manage deposition calendar for complex multi-party cases. ProLaw experience preferred. Trial experience necessary.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Obtains, reviews, analyzes, and summarizes legal documentation pertaining to cases.
  • Schedules depositions and other meetings with clients, witnesses, experts, opposing counsel, court reporters, and others.
  • Identifies, locates, and evaluates potential experts and sends expert packages to parties for review.
  • Tracks requests for documents and regularly follows up on progress of receipt.
  • Regularly reviews files and proactively works to move cases forward.
  • Documents files and updates client coordinator when necessary regarding status of cases.
  • Participates in all aspects of trial preparation as required by client coordinator.
  • Prepares draft documents.
  • Performs research pertaining to legal issues and precedents related to particular cases.
  • Performs clerical duties such as typing and filing to the extent required to produce non-billable work product or assure proper organization of case files.
  • Enters billable time into computer on a daily basis.
  • Meets the firm's minimum billing requirement, which is not reduced by any paid or unpaid time off, mandatory training, or the performance of any non-billable functions. Such time off, training, or performance of non-billable functions are not counted toward the minimum billing requirement.
  • Ensures all functions are performed in exact accordance with applicable client guidelines available on the firm Intranet.
  • Remains flexible and open to requests for support or assistance outside of the scope of this job description and to other duties as directed by the client coordinators.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Knowledge of the various courts, their rules, and their filing requirements.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate with a diverse group of attorneys, staff, and clients and to provide information with ordinary courtesy, diplomacy, and tact.
  • Demonstrated organizational, prioritization, and attention to detail skills to allow for timely, effective, and accurate performance of job duties.
  • Accurate typing ability of 60 wpm and comprehensive computer and office equipment experience.
  • Work may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position and to meet financial goal requirements. Applicable overtime pay will be provided with prior approval by the Client Coordinator and/or Office Administrator.
  • Work requires sitting, bending, stooping, computer keyboarding and continuous use of the hands, telephone contact, reading, and may require lifting of 25-50 lbs. or more.
  • Work may also require traveling to offsite locations for the collection of records and information or filing of documents with courts, therefore work may require driving.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s required

Experience: Required 3-5 years: Litigation

Licenses & Certifications: Preferred Certified Paralegal

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter detailing why you would be a good fit for this position along with your resume to Office Manager Aubrey Budge at [email protected]