The firm seeks a Litigation Paralegal for its Sacramento office to work with the Natural Resources Department. This position requires a paralegal certificate and a minimum of 5 years' experience with litigation procedures in a law firm setting. The person hired for this position will be expected to: perform research; manage documents in large, complex actions; assist firm attorneys with preparation and responding to discovery and motions; have significant involvement in discovery and preparing electronic administrative records; trial preparation; handle regulatory submittals; interact with co-counsel, opposing counsel, investigators, and various vendors; and other tasks as assigned by supervising attorneys. This person may also provide support to the Litigation Department as needed.
Strong research skills are essential; experience with managing data in a database program such as Concordance, Summation, Relativity or Eclipse; skilled Adobe PDF Pro or similar PDF program; and proficiency in MS Office applications are required. This position requires exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. A solid work ethic, impeccable attendance and punctuality, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team are critical. A positive attitude, the ability to set priorities and to work under pressure, and the ability to establish a good rapport with firm attorneys and clients are vital.
Candidates not possessing a paralegal certificate or the required minimum experience, including experience with the programs referenced in this posting, will not be considered.
Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter and resume in confidence to Cindy Snook, Director of Human Resources. No phone calls please. Downey Brand LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.