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Paralegal- Litigation

Buffalo, NY, USA Req #105
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities. The firm’s more than 200 lawyers practice among offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Melville, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Uniondale and White Plains, as well as in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey.

Job Description: The paralegal will primarily provide support to litigation. This position requires a high level of motivation, flexibility, initiative and ability to follow through on numerous ongoing projects. The successful candidate must exhibit a positive attitude and a willingness to help.


Responsibilities:

  • Track documentation and procedural developments in numerous administrative proceedings and commercial litigation

  • Follow-up with insurance companies and adverse parties

  • Schedule depositions and subsequent coordination

  • Assist with e-filing court documents

  • Assist with maintaining on-site litigation files

  • Proof documents and ensure proper processing

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 year of paralegal experience in a general practice law office is required; experience in litigation is preferred

  • Paralegal Certificate and/or Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and PACER E-filing required

  • Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication

  • Must be able to effectively multi-task, autonomously manage time sensitive documents and utilize exceptional organizational skills

  • Must be able to function effectively in a busy, team oriented environment

  • Military experience a plus 
     

The firm’s policy prohibiting unlawful discrimination applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, placement, assignment of duties, training, promotion, compensation & benefits and termination. It is the policy of Harris Beach PLLC that all applicants and employees enjoy a positive, respectful and productive work environment, free from behavior, actions or language constituting unlawful harassment. Accordingly, harassment or discrimination of any kind based on an individual’s race or color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, military status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, creed, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status is strictly prohibited. Harris Beach complies with the provisions of the Human Rights Law, all other State and Federal statutory and constitutional non-discrimination provisions including non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Buffalo, NY, USA