Careers

Jr. Litigation Paralegal – San Diego

The Jr. Litigation Paralegal will use independent analysis and creativity in researching law and background investigation. Prepares documents to assist attorneys by performing the following duties:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

  • Research and analyze legal resources such as statutes, judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, etc;
  • Prepare and draft legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, discovery, record summaries and subpoenas;
  • Investigate and research facts to prepare case accordingly;
  • Prepare summaries and organize document files for discovery and trial;
  • Interview witnesses and prepare memoranda;
  • Provide case management and organization from inception; discovery, trial and post trial support. Review and analyze documents for production;
  • Prepare and process pre-trial and document subpoenas and coordinate complex discovery on cases;
  • Provide courtroom support during trial;
  • Direct, coordinate and supervise activities of legal secretaries, records clerks, and services clerk on complex projects;
  • Record billable time on client matters; and
  • Travel to all five locations as needed to perform the above duties.

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. Multi-tasking, strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills, excellent team player and the ability to work under pressure required.

EDUCATION AND/ OR EXPERIENCE

College or university paralegal program certificate; or Attorney Attestation of Completion of Law-Related Experience, (B&P Code, Section 6450 et.seq.). Experience working in a litigation environment including thorough knowledge of the litigation process, advanced understanding of the technology supporting litigation efforts, including strong knowledge of e-discovery best practices, and electronic court filings required. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office. Working knowledge of Lexis and Westlaw for research of witness location, etc. Must posses the ability to import/export/ and convert data utilizing a variety of software packages; must be skilled working with outside vendors. Working knowledge of electronic data collection, processing and productions required.

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.

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.

REASONING 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.

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, and we will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.