Senior Paralegal- Cross Unit Litigation

Details

Section:
Civil Litigation and Employment Law
Position Number:
LAA-0137-06/22
Salary Range:
$5,463.00 - $6,695.00 Monthly
Apply By:
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 11:59 pm
FLSA:
Non-Exempt
Work Unit:
Cross-Unit Litigation
Job Location:
1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Release Date:
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Employment Type:
Full-Time
Position Type:
Classified
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The Cross-Unit Litigation Team is seeking a self-directed Senior Paralegal to work on complex, high-profile cases across the Department of Law. The Senior Paralegal on this team is a participating member of litigation teams, fully engaged, and providing input on strategy. This position is a great opportunity for someone who takes initiative, strives for excellence, and enjoys variety. If you thrive when working on diverse and important legal issues, submit an application so we can learn more about you!

WHAT YOU WILL DO

The Senior Paralegal provides litigation support to the Cross-Unit Litigation Team. This team handles complex and often high-profile civil cases across a wide range of subject areas. This is a unique opportunity to work with a group with deep litigation experience and to assist on a range of complex civil litigation matters. In this role, you will work on challenging, interesting, and meaningful work in a collaborative environment that is supported by leadership committed to effective and innovative legal representation.

This position ensures an organized and coordinated prosecution or defense of litigation, serving as the primary person responsible for case organization. The work of this Unit 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 is involved in all aspects of litigation. The position downloads and organizes all documents, emails, correspondence and filings; calculates and calendars deadlines; schedules meetings; and manages litigation processes, actively participates in discovery, including document review and working with experts; assists in finalizing pleadings and papers; assists at trial and hearings.

Additionally, on a rotating basis, the Senior Paralegal determines and acts on all incoming lawsuits by examining allegations; analyzing claims; performing initial investigations; summarizing allegations and investigations; 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.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple Senior Paralegal positions in the Department of Law.

This position is open only to current residents of the State of Colorado.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Qualified applicants must have a Paralegal certificate obtained through either an American Bar Association (ABA) approved paralegal studies program or an accredited institution; AND
  • One year of experience in a paralegal capacity which includes conducting legal research, preparing drafts of legal documents and gathering and compiling data from legal references and resources.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 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) as well as other databases and IT systems
  • Experience coding briefs; capable proofreading and editing

Required Competencies:

  • Requires proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

Substitutions:  Two years of work experience in a paralegal capacity which included conducting legal research, preparing drafts of legal documents and gathering 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.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
  • Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify whether or not they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of vaccination.

Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, as defined by the most recent State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

View the full job announcement for more information and to apply online.