Litigation Paralegal – Discovery | Seattle

09/14/2020 5:15 PM | Anonymous
  • Litigation Paralegal – Discovery  | Seattle

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    The litigation paralegal role requires discovery experience, including drafting discovery responses and creating and managing databases and imaging systems. In this role, you will operate in a collaborative team environment focused on supporting key firm technology clients.

    We value entrepreneurial self-starters who bring innovative solutions to the table. If you have a demonstrated history of proposing and implementing process improvements and have excellent analytical and organizational abilities, solid communication and management skills, creativity and initiative, we want to talk to you.

    At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion. DWT fosters inclusiveness and authenticity. Regardless of position, everyone here has a voice and the support is unparalleled.


    In this role, you will be responsible for:

    Client Team Management

  • ·         Serve as the focal point for team communications and information on project assignments
  • ·         Oversee creation and maintenance of databases tracking third-party discovery requests
  • ·         Provide direction regarding handling of subpoenas and other legal requests
  • ·         Triage legal issues and escalate to attorneys, as needed
  • ·         Check conflicts, assign matters, prepare draft responses and objections to discovery demands
  • ·         Supervise work of paralegal assistants and provide training as needed
  • ·         Interact directly with client representatives while carrying out discovery tasks
  • ·         Develop extensive client knowledge and help direct the work of the client team
  •       Research & Discovery

  • ·         Collect and review client data, potentially including through database tools provided by clients
  • ·         Conduct initial review of client documents and emails to determine responsiveness and to identify documents protected by attorney-client privilege
  • ·         Perform complex database searches to locate and retrieve selected documents
  • ·         Prepare documents or data for production, with a focus on responsiveness and privacy concerns
  • ·         Respond to counsel regarding status of discovery responses, and escalate matters to attorneys as needed
  •       Administrative Tasks

  • ·         Accurately and completely record billable time in accordance with firm policy and client-imposed billing protocols; enter and release time promptly in compliance with the firm’s announced deadlines
  • ·         Accurately and promptly submit records of hours worked in compliance with the firm’s established deadlines
  • ·         Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.  Adhere to schedule by being timely on breaks, lunches and meetings
  • ·         Accept and perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

  • Join us if you have:

  • ·         The willingness to learn in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • ·         A highly developed attention to detail
  • ·         Post-college level writing and oral communication skills
  • ·         An interest in the use of technology in the work place
  • ·         Advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office computerized business applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) for the creation and editing of complex documents, spreadsheets, and e-mail
  • ·         Proficiency in the use of document retention databases like Relativity and in tracking systems like SharePoint
  • ·         Experience with discovery requests covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act is a plus

3+ years of litigation paralegal experience and a Bachelor’s degree is helpful, but we are open to candidates from non-traditional backgrounds who have transferrable skills to succeed.  

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