Post Date: 06/13/2019
Close Date: 07/31/2019
This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the United States and the region. This position will reside in our Portland office, and is responsible for providing paralegal support to the attorneys in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group. The individual in this role will, among others, provide support related to labor, employment, employee benefits, and litigation. At Stoel Rives, you will find challenging work assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of innovation.
1. Technical Information & Research
Highly organized and experienced in labor, employment, employee benefits and litigation law. Applies knowledge of codes, statutes, regulations and procedures related to the assigned practice area. Conducts pre-claim investigation, legal research and initial case assessments. Obtains records and documents; interviews clients, parties and witnesses; prepares subpoenas; locates expert witnesses; manages litigation review databases; reviews literature and searches databases. Assembles and organizes factual information.
2. Draft Documents
Draft interrogatories, requests for production, motions, memorandums, witness and deposition outlines, privilege logs; draft correspondence to clients.
3. Document Management
Manage collection of discovery documents from clients, manage eDiscovery litigation review databases, manage outside reviewers; manage document productions; maintain collection, production and privilege logs. Oversee disposition of documents at the end of the case.
Annotates, summarizes or categorizes testimony, documents, physical evidence or other information; assists with determining relevance and privilege; critiques experts' reports; and prepares numerical analyses.
5. Trial Preparation
Assists with pretrial motions; prepares trial notebooks and trial exhibits; schedules witnesses; files lists of exhibits and witnesses with court; and arranges for trial support services.
6. Client Services
Develops and maintains positive relationships with the firm's clients.
7. Administrative Duties
Performs administrative responsibilities assigned by the practice area or department chair. Examples include disseminating changes in the codes, statutes, regulations and procedures to others in the firm and maintaining current files of forms used in the assigned practice area.
Other duties as assigned.
Must possess the following capabilities: analysis skills; excellent planning and organizing skills; initiative; good judgment; project management skills; excellent oral communication skills; written communication skills; high work standards; technical knowledge in the area of practice-related codes, statutes and regulations; ability to learn; establish effective follow-up procedures; positive impact with clients and co-workers; strong client service orientation; ability to demonstrate teamwork/cooperation with others; adaptability; and ability to work on a variety of projects, make fast decisions, work with detailed information, work independently and work at a fast pace.
Must have prior experience with online litigation document review databases. Must have a strong understanding of the EDRM. Must have prior experience with or be capable of rapidly understanding, interpreting and applying to various client circumstances the full range of codes, statutes and procedures related to the assigned practice area.
Physical and Mental Capabilities
Must be capable of operating a telephone, calculator, personal computer and printer and learning/using software required to successfully perform job functions, e.g., electronic mail; drafting correspondence and documents; proofreading for correct grammar, punctuation and spelling; reading and interpreting legal correspondence, memoranda, documents, reference publications or reference books and technical manuals in printed form or on a computer screen; occasionally lifting and carrying boxes of files or documents weighing up to 25 pounds; and using a hand truck.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or equivalent required. College degree is preferred. Must have 3 to 5 years of related experience which demonstrates analytical and written research capabilities. Must have paralegal certificate in the appropriate jurisdiction.
NORMAL WORK HOURS
This position is nonexempt and eligible for overtime compensation. Presence at the office during regular office hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. is essential, and the ability to work longer hours is essential during peak work load periods. Occasionally may be required to travel out of town overnight(s) to assist with document productions, attend trial, etc.
To apply please visit our website: https://www.stoel.com/about/careers/administrative-business-professionals/openings
Stoel Rives is an Equal Opportunity Employer
About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, environmental and climate change, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, food and beverage, health care, life sciences and technology industries. With more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, business, labor and employment law, intellectual property, land use, real estate development and construction law. For more information, follow us @stoelrives or visit www.stoel.com.