Litigation Paralegal

Paralegal West Palm Beach, FL


Greenberg Traurig (GT), a global law firm, has an exciting full-time employment opportunity for a Paralegal available in our Miami office, located in West Palm Beach. We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. 

Position Summary:

The Litigation Paralegal will provide organizational and practice specific assistance to attorneys in the Litigation Department in preparing cases from onset through post trial, including related research and analysis. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists attorneys in in all stages of litigation cases from onset through post-trial
  • Oversees organization, maintenance and appropriate utilization of documents and other case-related materials, including maintenance of client-presentable and efficient work areas and case rooms
  • Assists and manages with the discovery process, prepares for depositions, propounds and responds to written discovery and prepares for expert discovery
  • Oversees and conducts document reviews and document productions; prepares documentation regarding criteria changes; tracks and reports on review progress and results
  • Performs analytical tasks, prepares witness interview memoranda, reviews and summarizes documents, deposition, court transcripts and creating and using substantive coding tools
  • Assists with basic legal research, including locating cases, statutes and regulatory materials; conduct fact research on internet and private search engines, such as Westlaw and Lexis
  • Assists with law and motion practice, assembles motion papers and exhibits, coordinates filings of pleadings and briefs and ensuring proper service
  • Drafts common pleadings, motions, notices and other court filings
  • Familiar with federal and state rules of procedure and evidence for document format, content, filing, etc. and ensures compliance with rules
  • Performs and oversees both simple and complex authority and fact cite-checking; confirms case quotes, proofreads briefs and other legal documents
  • Assists and manages trial preparations, creates trial notebooks, identifies and organizes exhibits, coordinates witness schedules, maintains trial calendars and communicates effectively with opposing counsel and courtroom staff
  • Assists in preparation of post-trial filings including briefing, motions for costs and sanctions, etc. and organize the case for appeal if necessary
  • Maintains timely and accurate timekeeping records on a daily basis
  • Assists with other department activities as needed, and performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

Skills & Competencies:

  • Ability to communicate professionally and interact effectively with all levels of personnel, including management staff and support staff
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, reliability, outstanding organizational skills and ability to learn new technology
  • Excellent client service skills and ability to work on multiple matters simultaneously in an organized manner and under minimal supervision
  • Skilled at drafting clear and concise memoranda, detailed fact summaries, pleadings and other documents
  • Flexibility and ability to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands
  • Position periodically requires off-site work at a war room or the courthouse when the case goes to trial
  • Position also requires the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines
  • Flexibility to work overtime as needed

Qualifications & Prior Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and Paralegal Certification preferred; equivalent experience considered
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience as a Litigation Paralegal within a law firm with demonstrated knowledge of complex issues within the Litigation practice area
  • Exceptional computer skills with the ability to learn new software applications quickly
  • Trial experience, including exhibit preparation, witness preparation and management, knowledge of subpoena preparation, experience working with judicial assistants and trial presentation vendors, experience assisting attorneys in the courtroom
  • Computer proficiency in Windows-based software and Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, as well as document management
  • Proficiency with E-filing and litigation support applications such as Relativity, Opus 2 and Adobe Acrobat

Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Greenberg Traurig are considered without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, among other protected bases.

In support of our unwavering dedication to putting diversity, equity, and inclusion into action, GT participates in the Mansfield Rule Certification Program. This Program, which is administered by The Diversity Lab, aims to increase diverse representation in the legal industry. In July 2020, we achieved Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certification. A year later, in 2021, we achieved Mansfield 4.0 Certification Plus, meaning we went beyond the requirements of the original Mansfield program. Most recently, in 2022, GT gained Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification Plus – again achieving the highest level of certification a law firm can obtain. GT is currently participating in the Mansfield Rule 6.0 Certification Program. Providing your data during the application process helps us with achieving our goals and with meeting reporting/record-keeping obligations under federal and state law and other legal requirements. Providing your data is entirely voluntary and will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be treated confidentially.