Intellectual Property Litigation Paralegal (DFM #964)

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Top-tier, international, law firm in Dallas is seeking a highly experienced Intellectual Property Litigation Paralegal to assist various attorneys in their Intellectual Property-Litigation Practice Group! Will have at least 5+ years experience in all stages of litigation as a paralegal to include pretrial and trial experience, knowledge of federal court & the USPTO filing procedures, patent experience, and experience working with the International Trade Commission are a plus!  Candidates should be self-starters, highly organized, and team players.  Overtime is needed to meet client deadlines.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Organizes and maintains document files including, but not limited to, correspondence, court papers, corporate documents, legislative materials, case records, transactional documents, governmental filing documents, administrative forms and materials produced in the discovery process
  • Reviews and analyzes matters for the purpose of preparing evaluations and status reports for internal use and for clients
  • Drafts complaints and answers, routine notices, affidavits, motions and petitions as well as detailed letters and memorandum
  • Prior experience with large case management and E-Discovery
  • Proofreads and revises legal documents for contextual, grammatical, typographical or spelling errors
  • Reviews and outlines depositions, indexes and summarizes documents
  • Prepares materials for, and assists with compilation of, mailings to clients and other interested parties
  • Conducts research and locates cases, depositions, opinions, reports and information related to the matter using all available resources including libraries and computer data systems
  • Compiles, analyzes and reports on data from reference materials such as digests, legal encyclopedias, regulations, legislative decisions and practice manuals, and materials produced in the discovery process
  • Contacts and interviews parties, witnesses and experts, including the obtaining of written statements from witnesses
  • Assists in preparation of a case for trial by drafting and preparing: Pretrial Orders, Form instructions to the Jury, Requested Voir Dire of Jurors, Conduct Jury Investigation, Prepare Witness and Exhibit Lists, Motions In Limine and Subpoena and contacts witnesses
  • Assists in the trial of a case including scheduling of witnesses and tracking exhibits
  • Establishing, organizing, and maintaining pleadings, attorney trial notebooks, expert witness notebooks, and document indices and lists
  • Utilizes computer databases to organize and store information; maintain document retention systems for large cases; and conduct research on Westlaw, LEXIS and other computer research databases
  • Maintains current and accurate daily time record
  • Promotes positive working relationships between legal administrative assistants, paralegals, other support staff and lawyers
  • Follows the ethical requirements as set forth by the Rules of Professional Conduct of the state
  • Perform special projects as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the US Patent and Trademark Office, patent experience and experience working with the International Trade Commission.
  • Knowledge of federal court filing procedures, electronic discovery, cite checking and the ability to conduct database searches utilizing Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, PACER, Relativity, the USPTO website, and other search engines as needed.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints.
  • Ability to proofread typed material .
  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys and staff and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact.
  • Work requires a high level of organization.
  • Work typically requires more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position; may require irregular hours.
  • Ability to travel to private and public buildings, locally and statewide, via private or public conveyance to assist attorney in attending to client needs on legal matters. Position may entail domestic travel.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work overtime are essential
  • Completion of a four-year college degree or paralegal certificate is required
  • 5+ Years of experience as a Litigation paralegal

 

The Firm provides a very competitive benefit package along with beautiful offices in Dallas!

 

Salary:  $90,000-$110,000 DOE

 

If you are looking for an opportunity to work with great attorneys and a law firm that is ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the “best 100” companies to work for 23 years in a row!

 

 

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