Careers

Paralegal – San Diego

The Paralegal will use independent analysis, creativity and authority to research law and factual background, investigate facts, draft pleadings, conduct discovery, support trial teams, and assist attorneys throughout all stages of litigation by performing the following duties:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following, as well as other duties, may be assigned:

  • Draft legal documents such as pleadings, discovery deposition summaries, records summaries and subpoenas for review, approval, and use by attorney
  • Investigate and research facts to prepare case
  • Research and analyze legal resources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes
  • Interview witnesses and assist in gathering relevant client documents
  • Liaison with client, relevant custodians, attorneys, and eDiscovery department to manage electronic evidence
  • Manage service of subpoenas, trial notices, pleadings, discovery, and other litigation-related documents
  • Coordinate and work with outside vendors as approved by attorney
  • Assist in the drafting of Motions for Summary Judgment and/or Adjudication by creating tables for Separate Statements, organizing relevant exhibits
  • Schedule and prepare attorneys for depositions by organizing exhibits, performing searches on electronic documents for relevant information, creating deposition outlines, and organizing witness appearances
  • Prepare cases for trial by drafting trial notices, preparing trial exhibits, coordinating witness appearances, organizing expert records and reports, drafting jury instructions, and assisting attorneys with trial presentation
  • Independently direct, coordinate and supervise activities of other employees including legal secretaries, records personnel, and services clerk on complex projects
  • Perform paralegal-level document review to identify potentially relevant case documents
  • Record billable time on client matters; knowledge of ABA billing codes is preferred, but not required

EDISCOVERY AND LITIGATION SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY

  • Support attorneys and clients throughout the eDiscovery processes and coordinate projects broadly distributed along the EDRM
  • Experience with or the ability to become experienced in eDiscovery review platforms
  • Assist attorneys with navigating eDiscovery software coding panels and tagging documents for use in depositions, motions, and trial
  • Participate in industry-specific organizations and stay current with developments in eDiscovery and litigation support

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Directly supervises employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/ OR EXPERIENCE

Paralegal Certificate from an ABA Approved Paralegal Program; College or University completion with prerequisite legal experience; or, Attorney Attestation of Completion of Law-Related Experience in accordance with B&P Code, Section 6450 et.seq. to be designated as a paralegal in California. Bachelor’s degree from a four year university is preferred.

Applicants must be up to date with their required MCLE credits, as mandated by California Business and Professions Code 6450 et. seq. Training in eDiscovery basics, project management, and/or databases is not required, but preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common legal, medical, scientific and technical resources, financial reports, internet research and legal documents. Verbal and written communication should be exemplary. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to supervising attorneys, clients and opposing parties.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

A strong applicant will have the knowledge base to leverage technology to create a more efficient practice and streamlined case management process. Computer experience with Lexis/Westlaw, Juris (or other equivalent billing software), Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft\Excel is required.

Applicants who have experience with Trial Director, Sanction, or other trial presentation software are strongly preferred. Experience with an eDiscovery review platforms, such as Relativity, Summation, Concordance, or Ipro is also highly preferred, but not mandatory.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compare rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

ANALYTICAL ABILITY

Ability to define problems, perform independent analysis, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to cope with job stress. Ability to get along with clients and coworkers. Ability to effectively work with others as part of a coordinated team to accomplish job tasks. Ability to regularly appear for work on time. Ability to accept constructive criticism regarding how job performance may be refined or improved.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Due to the time constraints associated with the nature of litigation and the competing priorities of the organization’s workload, this position is regularly required to deal with strict deadlines requiring increased efficiency and, at times, may result in increased stress. This position requires independent authority in the management of multiple projects and may require work in excess of forty (40) hours per week.

Please e-mail your resume and a list of three professional references to Klinedinst Recruiting at resumes@klinedinstlaw.com. No communications from recruiters, please.

Additional Information

At Klinedinst, we believe in a fun, yet professional and friendly culture with focus on both the individual and the team. Members of the Klinedinst team have proficiency with Microsoft Office, Interwoven, and a variety of other software packages. In addition, we have a competitive salary and benefit package, including:

  • Multiple Medical and Dental Insurance Options
    • Health Savings Account with employer contribution for those who elect an eligible medical plan
  • Employer sponsored Life Insurance with a voluntary buy up option
  • Employer sponsored Long Term Disability Insurance with a voluntary buy up option
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (125 Cafeteria Plan)
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Vision Reimbursement Plan*
  • Employer paid parking or transportation reimbursement*
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health Advocate
  • Training and career development including MCLE, membership dues for professional associations and approved seminar related expenses
  • Mobile phone reimbursement*
  • Discounts on a variety of merchandise and services including Dell Computers, Financial Services, and Verizon and AT&T wireless services
  • Employer sponsored social events

* Benefit levels may be capped and/or based on our internal policy and employee classification

Due to the high volume of applications, only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. Recruiters and other third parties need not apply.

KLINEDINST PC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.