Senior Litigation & Trial Paralegal

To be considered for this position, please call 866-857-9831 and follow the instructions outlined by our Managing Partner. You can also send us an email at careers@chaffinluhana.com for more information.

About:

The Senior Litigation and Trial Paralegal will report directly to the Managing Partner as his personal litigation and trial paralegalTheir responsibilities will include preparation of personal injury and product liability cases for discovery and trial, the recruiting and conducting of focus groups, supporting the Managing Parter at trial and supporting developing training programs for firm attorneys and paralegals. 

Responsibilities:

  • Case evaluation: review and evaluate cases with Managing Partner including root cause analysis, development of applicable safety rules and medical records review to prepare cases for filing, discovery and trial. 
  • Case and team management: managing the workflow of litigation and trial cases in electronic case management system, managing and meeting deadlines for discovery, filings and trial orders, and managing other paralegals and junior attorneys to meet deadlines 
  • Legal drafting and filings: drafting, filing and serving legal correspondence, pleadings and discovery in federal and state courts. 
  • Trial preparation: Manage all aspects of trial preparation including organizing and maintaining case files and trial materials including deposition and trial exhibits and tangible evidence, organize courtroom technology and blow-ups, coordinate witness travel and subpoenas and witness preparation coordination. 
  • Microsoft PowerPoint: A strong knowledge, understanding and demonstrated interest in preparation of visuals for trial including the use of PowerPoint in particular are critical for the position as PowerPoint is used extensively for preparation of summary exhibits, demonstratives, focus group presentations, deposition demonstratives, and openings/closings at trial.   
  • Expert Witness preparation: Screen expert witnesses on mechanism of injury, causation and damages among other areas. 
  • Focus Group Administration: organizing and recruiting for remote and in-person focus groups using the Chaffin Luhana process, tracking feedback and responses, and managing participants. 
  • Administrative duties: performing administrative tasks and offering general assistance to the Managing Partner. 

Qualifications: 

  • This position is based in Stamford, CT. The position will entail remote work and in-person in the CT, NYC and Pittsburgh offices based on the Managing Partner’s schedule and requirements for deposition and trial preparation.   
  • Must be willing to travel for depositions, trials, focus groups and training to Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, and other states as needed. 
  • 7+ years of paralegal experience. 
  • Extensive experience with deposition preparation and summaries. 
  • Demonstrated experience as a trial paralegal. 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills. 
  • Strong writing and communication skills with attention to detail. 
  • Knowledge of court rules and procedures. 
  • Exemplifies Chaffin Luhana LLP’s Core Values of Doing Good by Doing Right™: Results Driven, Excellence Without Paralysis, Compassionate and Authentic, In It Together, and Innovative Growth.   
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.  
  • Problem-solving mindset, with the ability to identify process improvements and implement solutions. 

Benefits:

  • Salary based on prior experience and incentive bonus based on KPIs.
  • Health and dental insurance—we cover most (if not all) of the premiums (for typical team member) and we kick in up to $750 in an HRA.
  • Flexible Spending Account—transit and healthcare.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) for pure fun and recharging, 9 yearly holidays paid so you can enjoy your friends and family and separate sick/bereavement days for those unfortunate times you need it.
  • We strive to close the entire firm between Christmas & New Year’s every year so the entire team can recharge their batteries with family and start the year fresh!
  • Bonusly awards—peer-to-peer recognition app—think Facebook for the team with cool .gifs (and rewards funded by the firm)!
  • Free annual dollars for continuing education and twice monthly Coaching Wednesdays with Senior Management!
  • A strong company culture with cool rewards, annual firm retreat and a spectacular holiday dinner!
  • Philanthropy— our motto is Doing Good by Doing Right™ in our practice and in our communities – you’ll be working for meaningful causes inside and outside of the firm!
  • Team members nominate their own charities for the CL Foundation to support during the holidays—putting their own mark on our Doing Good by Doing Right™ motto!

Note:

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions an employee in this position may be asked to perform. Duties, responsibilities, and requirements can be added, changed, or reduced by management to meet the business needs of the company.

Chaffin Luhana LLP does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities.