- Civil Litigation and Employment Law
- Position Number:
- LAA 00639
- Salary Range:
- $5,572.00 - $7,400.00 Monthly
- Apply By:
- Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 11:59 pm
- Work Unit:
- Cross-Unit Litigation
- Job Location:
- 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203 - Hybrid Work Options Available
- Release Date:
- Tuesday, February 14, 2023
- Employment Type:
- Position Type:
The Department of Law is seeking an experienced litigation Senior Paralegal to work on complex cases in the Cross-Unit Litigation and Tort Units. The Senior Paralegal on this team is a participating member of litigation teams and will be fully engaged in and provide input on strategy. This position is a great opportunity for someone who takes initiative, strives for excellence, and enjoys variety. This may be the position for you if you thrive when working on diverse and important legal issues, and want to be part of a collaborative, inclusive workplace.
Sign-On bonuses will be paid based on the following timeline:
$500.00 – Time of hire
$500.00 – Time of certification (typically 12 months after hire)
This position is open only to Colorado state residents.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
The Senior Paralegal provides litigation support to two separate units within the Civil Litigation & Employment Law Section and will work on high-profile, sensitive cases across the Department of Law. The position works independently and also partners with the Units’ litigation teams, depending on the case. Duties include reviewing new lawsuits against the State or State employees and opening new matters; gathering and organizing information; performing factual research; providing case and docket management for litigation teams; reviewing and organizing documents, including e-discovery; drafting, analyzing, and organizing pleadings, disclosures, and discovery; working with and interviewing witnesses; retaining experts; and preparing and coordinating witnesses and exhibits for trials, hearings, and arguments.
This position ensures organized and coordinated litigation, serving as the primary person responsible for case organization. The work may involve working with attorneys outside the Unit, and therefore the Senior Paralegal must advise others on litigation teams of processes and practices to ensure consistency. The position downloads and organizes all documents, emails, correspondence and filings; calculates and calendars deadlines; schedules meetings; and manages litigation processes.
Additionally, on a rotating basis, the Senior Paralegal acts on all incoming lawsuits by examining allegations; analyzing claims; performing initial investigations; summarizing allegations and investigations; and determining and referring lawsuits to the appropriate work unit within the Department of Law.
Salary note: Although a salary range is listed, salary will be set commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and in compliance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
- Paralegal certificate obtained through either an American Bar Association (ABA) approved paralegal studies program or an accredited institution.
- One year of paralegal experience as the main function of your job. This experience must include supporting attorneys by conducting legal research, preparing drafts of legal documents and gather and compiling data from legal references and resources.
- Two years of work experience in a paralegal capacity which included conducting legal research, preparing drafts of legal documents and gather and compiling data from legal references and resources will substitute for the required certificate.
- A Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school may substitute for the required certificate.
- Deep litigation experience that demonstrates skills across all phases of a case from initial investigation through appeal
- Commitment to excellence and providing high quality work with attention to detail
- Outstanding organizational skills and an ability to prioritize tasks
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently as well as with team members
- Ability to work well with a wide variety of people
- Flexibility and ability to work on more than one team, pivoting to different tasks and teams when needed
- Ability to effectively manage high-profile, sensitive cases without becoming intimidated by the challenge
- Ability to effectively provide guidance and articulate litigation standards and processes to a variety of team members
- Knowledge of and experience with state and federal rules of civil procedure
- Familiarity with e-filing systems employed by various state and federal courts
- Experience with large document productions
- Ability to achieve fluency with the Department of Law’s document management system (currently, Relativity), Trial Director, and other databases and IT systems
- Experience coding briefs; capable proofreading and editing
- Requires proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
Conditions of Employment:
- The final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.
- Hybrid working arrangement for this position requires that the successful candidate works in the office a minimum of three days per week for at least the first six months of employment. The position requires occasional need to report to the office on days not scheduled to be in-office when needed for work demands.