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Paralegal - San Bernardino

Company: Lewis, Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Location: San Bernardino
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Paralegal - San Bernardino
August 17, 2021

With 53 offices and nearly 1,600 attorneys, Lewis Brisbois is one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the nation. The San Bernardino office is seeking to hire a qualified candidate for the Paralegal position.

The paralegal's purpose is to support attorneys in all aspects of discovery and trial preparation that is considered billable time which allows the paralegal to meet the billable requirements of 1600 hours per year. Through formal education, training, and experience, paralegals are expected to have knowledge and expertise regarding the legal system and substantive and procedural law which qualify them to do work of a legal nature under the supervision of an attorney. The paralegal will perform a broad range of case-related duties from case inception to conclusion (including through trial, as needed), all under the supervision of an attorney.

The following list of essential functions is not exhaustive and other duties may be assigned in addition to those listed. The items listed are considered daily functions associated with this position:

  • Work hand-in-hand with attorneys on case planning, development and management
  • Review and organize all records, documents and deposition testimony to ensure completeness of all file materials - extensive document management
  • Draft correspondence, discovery, discovery responses, mediation and arbitration briefs, pleadings, motions, and reports upon request of attorney
  • Contact opposing counsel when discovery responses are not timely provided
  • Review and summarize information relevant to the case obtained through discovery requests, depositions, and records
  • Coordinate and schedule depositions; prepare notices and subpoenas as needed
  • Coordinate with parties, witnesses, and experts regarding interviews and meetings, including taking written statements if needed
  • Coordinate and attend site and document inspections, as required
  • Review all documents being produced for any privileged information and prepare privilege logs, as necessary
  • Attend team calendar meetings and make sure that all individuals involved in any case are aware of all calendar items
  • Schedule and notice IMEs
  • Conduct research through the library - both manual and electronic, as needed
  • Assist in the preparation of the case for trial by drafting and preparing pre-trial documentation, including opening statements, jury questionnaires, jury instructions, and motions in limine; contacting witnesses and preparing subpoenas as necessary; prepare attorney trial notebooks, as well as witness/exhibit binders
  • In some cases, the paralegal will be required to attend trial and jury selection, as well as meetings with witnesses and experts
  • Coordinate and arrange for required fees to be paid during trial, including experts, jury, and reporter fees
  • Act as liaison between attorney and clients, carriers, experts, witnesses, and other counsel when requested by attorney
  • May provide computer litigation support Contact

    Please send all resumes to: .

Keywords: Lewis, Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, San Bernardino , Paralegal - San Bernardino, Legal , San Bernardino, California

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