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  • ID: 457347
  • Posted: 12/2/2019
  • Location: Buffalo, NY
  • Category: Pro - Professional
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Duration: Direct Placement

Description

Viaduct is looking to find a motivated and hardworking individual to fill a Paralegal position at a fast-growing law firm located in downtown Buffalo.  The firm is a national leader in data security, privacy and incident response. The firm handles extensive federal and state court litigation involving putative class actions addressing cyber-attacks, data breaches, vendor disputes, and privacy litigation. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who functions well in a fast-paced and collegial law firm environment.
 
Joining the firm is the opportunity to be part of something different.  As one of the fastest-growing regional law firms with a focus on technology, we are a company that is not afraid to take risks, work hard, and have fun too.  We look for the best people to join our team and help us continue to grow to drive positive, innovative change in the law, and to deliver high-quality and excellent results for our clients.
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Effectively manage a substantial case load.
  • Create and maintain meticulous records, spreadsheets and files.
  • Schedule hearings, trials, depositions, and mediation.
  • Schedule client meetings including discovery meetings, depositions and trial preparation.
  • Prepare for and assemble trial binders and other case documents.
  • Perform legal research and prepare high-level legal analysis memorandums.
  • Draft deposition notices, hearing notices, and scheduling orders.
  • Draft correspondence, pleadings, discovery, and other litigation related documents.
  • Ability to operate in a ‘paperless’ environment and to organize, distribute case documents digitally.
  • Assist with document review and production.
  • Maintain calendars.
  • Other related tasks as required or assigned.
 
Desired Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent time management, multi-tasking, and critical thinking skills.
  • Detail oriented with exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Previous experience working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of common deadlines and protocols of litigation in both federal and state courts.
  • Team oriented: capable of working in a collaborative environment.
  • Self-motivated: able to work independently with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
 
Job Requirements

 
Required Skills / Qualifications:
  • Associates Degree or paralegal certificate
  • 2 yeras experience in paralegal litigation
  • 2 years experience in Microsoft office products

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree



Aleron companies; Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct, and Aleron’s strategic partner, SDI are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.
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