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Coughlin & Gerhart LLP

Commercial Litigation Paralegal

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Binghamton, NY

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General Statement of Duties:

Assist and provide a range of legal support and administration to the Litigation Practice Group in Commercial Litigation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Obtain, review organize and analyze preliminary documentation and information
  • Meet with and communicate with client about case status and preparation
  • Perform legal research;
  • Investigate corporate and individual backgrounds to determine proper parties to sue
  • Identify, gather, organize, summarize and analyze factual data
  • Acts as intermediary between attorney and client;
  • Drafts correspondence and legal documents such as pleadings and discovery documents, including bill of particulars, discovery responses, discovery demands, subpoenas and other necessary documentation
  • Identify and organize document production;
  • Obtain, review and organize information on damages; calculate damages (property damage, )
  • Review, organize and analyze documents;
  • Research and communicate with potential expert witnesses and witnesses
  • Assist attorney with trial preparation including coordination of witnesses, preparation of trial exhibits, preparation of subpoenas;
  • Attend court room proceedings with attorney to provide exhibit and witness management during trial.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Critical thinking skills;
  • Research and analytical skills;
  • Strong communication and organizational skills;
  • Attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Ability to plan and organize work, establish priorities and delegate as necessary;
  • Ability to multi-task, handle pressure and understand importance of deadlines;
  • Ability to monitor cases and communicate effectively with attorneys regarding any issues that may arise;
  • Ability to work independently and make necessary and appropriate decisions within the ethical legal parameters and understands disciplinary rules and ethical boundaries relative to the unauthorized practice of law;
  • Ability to identify problems and recommend and/or take appropriate solutions as allowed/required;
  • Ability to prepare/draft appropriate legal documents and correspondence;
  • Experience with Employment Law, Foreclosure, Bankruptcy and Construction Litigation preferred

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School degree required; AAS degree preferred

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Paralegal certification preferred
  • Notary Public license preferred