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Legal Assistant in Maryland Heights, MO at NextGen

Date Posted: 3/19/2018

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Job Description



This position requires consistent application of critical analysis and strategic thinking skills in all aspects of legal support for the Discovery Center of the Legal Department.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the management of the Discovery Center, including intake functions, assisting in the collection of documents and data needed for production efforts, and conducting a high level analysis

  • Maintain knowledge of litigation, arbitration, and regulatory discovery requirements and best practices in the areas of discovery and eDiscovery

  • Learn and understand various proprietary systems utilized by the firm's Information Systems Division as well as relevant business areas

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with associates within the Legal Department as well as in relevant business areas, Compliance, IS, and various levels of management within the firm

  • Maintain professional relationships with outside counsel and vendors

Preferred Work Schedule/Hours : 8-5:00

Position Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years of legal support experience, preferably in a high-volume litigation environment, is required

  • Paralegal certification highly preferred

  • Must have litigation experience

  • Sound judgment, decision making and conflict resolution skills

  • Strong technical skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and third party legal support applications such as Legal Files, other case management software, and Westlaw

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, and adaptable to changing priorities

  • Commitment to a high level of ethics, professionalism, and confidentiality

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to accurately assess risk and prioritize work

  • Ability and motivation to learn new areas quickly

  • Motivation to take initiative and be a self-starter

  • Capacity to both work independently and collaborate in team environment

  • Familiarity with eDiscovery document review platforms such as Relativity, Summation, Concordance, Rim trail, etc.

  • High school education required, college beneficial