Litigation Support Specialist / Senior Paralegal

Legal Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


 Job Summary         

Continental Resources, Inc. is seeking a Litigation Support Specialist/Paralegal to join its World-class Legal Department. The Litigation Support Specialist/Paralegal will provide technical support for electronic discovery projects, document production, document reviews and general paralegal duties related to litigation matters. The successful applicant will be familiar with standard e-discovery tools, concepts, practices and procedures, and have a successful record of experience and judgment in planning and accomplishing goals. This position requires attention to detail, multi-tasking, analytical skills, great customer service skills, as well as someone who works well in a team environment. Position requires to work under the pressure of strict deadlines on multiple projects in a fast-paced, high volume environment.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Assist as directed by case team members with e-discovery projects from inception to completion, including data collection, processing, quality control, output deliverables and data management.
  • Oversee and manage the legal hold process for matters involving the Company and identify, collect and review electronic and other documents for document preservation and discovery purposes.
  • Identify and interview custodians of records, collect hard copy and electronic documents and draft legal hold notices.
  • Update and maintain litigation support image-enabled databases and other case-related databases or applications.
  • Contribute to a positive team environment by demonstrating a strong work ethic, effectively communicating with others, and proactively anticipating Department and user needs.
  • Evaluate and document user needs, recommend appropriate technology and/or procedural solutions, and implement solutions.
  • Keep abreast of new and emerging technologies, trends, and best practices related to the use of technology in practice management.
  • Serve as a resource and/or work on a team with members of the IT Department to resolve system and user issues.
  • Provide support to attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals in utilizing practice support tools to deliver client services. Possess a customer focus and have a track record of providing the highest level of customer service.
  • Must understand and be able to demonstrate accurate configuration and setup of processing software per job requirements within compliance with established processes and procedures.
  • Must understand metadata and text extraction, TIFF conversion of files, exception handling, and load file creation, and be able to create and understand custom requirements and validation and solution development.
  • Provide general paralegal support on litigation matters handled both internally and externally.

Skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work independently and effectively with a wide range of constituencies, including in-house counsel, internal business clients, outside and opposing counsel.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, reading comprehension skills and thoroughness in completing work assignments.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and strategically prioritize; time management skills are critical.
  • Ability to interact productively and constructively as a valuable team member with management, co-workers, other company departments and staff in a diverse team environment.
  • Experience working in a variety of litigation contexts, including discovery (paper and electronic), litigation hold imposition and administration, factual investigations and party and non-party subpoenas.
  • Experience with managing electronic records and with a corporate records retention program.
  • Highly skilled in MS Office applications.
  • Ability to function with a high level of patience, tact and diplomacy to collect accurate information.
  • Good decision maker and proven ability to manage time.
  • Ability to take initiative in handling projects and anticipating what needs to be done.
  • Able to resolve problems quickly, effectively, and diplomatically.
  • Reliable, flexible, and able to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Integrity, honesty and team first focus always seeking the highest quality work product and excellent results.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in a law firm or corporation in litigation support as a paralegal dealing with electronic discovery, legal holds, general litigation and discovery matters.
  • Specific, proven ability to handle eDiscovery tools, applications, processes and functions from inception to production in-house.
  • Paralegal certification is preferred but not required.