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Robert Half Litigation Paralegal in Oakland, California


Robert Half Legal is recruiting a Litigation Paralegal for a GROWING trial law firm in the East Bay. The Litigation Paralegal is responsible for managing the firm's casework. This is a wonderful opportunity to work in a FRIENDLY office with a VERY COLLEGIAL TEAM and have great hands-on litigation and trial experience.

The following are the responsibilities for the position:

• Open and maintain case files containing medical records, case activity, list of court dates, settlement information, etc.;

• Summarize and upload medical records, radiology films, medical billing, pathology results into database;

• Handle requests for medical, employment, military, Social Security, autopsy, and other records and prepare draft of objections to release;

• Draft responses to interrogatories, discovery requests, and meet and confer letters;

• Obtain authorizations from plaintiffs and provide records to opposing counsel and medical experts;

• Contact physicians and hospitals to get and draft declarations for deposition and trial preference motions for terminally ill plaintiffs;

• Prepare depo notices, book court reporters/videographers, draft and serve subpoenas for witnesses and documents;

• Enter court appearances and discovery / motion due dates into Master Calendar and apprise attorneys of upcoming deadlines;

• Draft pleadings including ex parte applications, noticed motions (e.g., preference, consolidate), offers to compromise, case management conference (CMC) statements, etc.;

• Prepare correspondence with clients, referring counsel, opposing counsel for supervising attorneys signature;

• Phone clients and treaters to update status reports;

• Significant trial preparation (and even war room coordination and trial attendance) work for busy trial calendar.

The following are the qualifications for the role:

• 2+ years experience as a paralegal reviewing medical records and interviewing plaintiffs in a tort/personal injury practice (need for sensitivity and compassion!);

• High attention to detail, very organized, sound decision making and creative problem-solving abilities;

• Excellent communication skills, team player but can also work independently, able to work fast under pressure to meet multiple deadlines, and manage numerous tasks for heavy caseload; and

• IT literate and experience with MS Word (good formatting skills needed) and litigation support software; and

• Trial preparation experience is a plus.

This is a direct-hire opportunity. Our well-regarded law firm client pays a base salary of $70,000 - 90,000/yr, DOE, and great benefits! For confidential consideration, please email your resume to Jon Lucchese, Vice President for Permanent Placement Services Division, at jon.lucchese‹at›roberthalf‹dot›com . Thank you!


  • Attention to detail and accuracy, and discretion

  • Exceptional communication skills that provide the ability to interact with all levels of the organization with a high customer service orientation

  • Previous experience working with legal terminology

  • Microsoft Word experience desired

  • Experience with witnesses

  • Demonstrated knowledge of litigation

  • Lexis experience highly desired

  • Comprehension of case management

  • Hands-on experience with federal courts

  • Earlier work involving document production

  • Background working with exhibits

  • General familiarity with products liability law

  • Exhibit lists experience highly preferred

  • Trial attendance experience preferred

  • Practical knowledge of trial notebooks

  • Good understanding of interrogatories

  • Personal injury plaintiffs experience

  • Complaints experience highly valued

  • Expertise in evidence summary

  • Proficiency in Discovery

  • Expertise in trial preparation

  • Concordance experience desired

  • Experience with trial experience

  • Proficiency in state courts

  • Adeptness in plaintiff litigation

  • Prior experience with medical records analysis

  • Foundational knowledge in deposition summary

  • Active problem-solver who listens for customer cues and actively resolves problems with grace and integrity

  • Possessing an understanding of word processing and spreadsheets is desired

  • Ability to take ownership of projects, writing and negotiating, planning and organizing

Build case management skills and foster client relationships while providing training to support staff. The company is also prepared to offer you compensation that is competitive when compared to other firms. If you're serious about growing your paralegal career, contact us today!

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