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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

 

Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C. (KCNF) is a boutique law firm in Washington, D.C. committed to fighting for the rights of employees in the workplace. Our experienced attorneys are recognized experts in all aspects of employment law and handle the most sensitive and complex labor and employment law matters in the U.S. and around the world.

 

KCNF is seeking a talented and experienced paralegal/legal assistant. This position would provide support to a diverse group of attorneys handling cases involving security clearances, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, discipline, whistleblowers, and reasonable accommodation.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assist attorneys in managing cases from inception through closure
  • Acting as liaison among all parties including court or other neutrals for scheduling and sharing information
  • Organizing and managing documents, including the creation of spreadsheets and retrieval systems
  • Coordinating the collection, review, and production of documents
  • Assisting with trial preparation including the assembly of exhibits, witness binders, and appearances for depositions and court filings
  • Summarize deposition and trial transcripts
  • Research case-related issues
  • Work independently and collaboratively on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Other duties as assigned

Education & Experience:  

  • Bachelor’s degree or paralegal certificate
  • Five or more years of directly related experience
  • Experience drafting, cite-checking, and correcting legal briefs (trial and appellate)

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be familiar with using the Blue Book
  • Excellent editing, writing, legal citation, and research skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must be able to effectively multi-task, manage time-sensitive documents, and have exceptional organizational skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience preparing for trial, hearings, depositions
  • Document preparation to include but not limited to editing, reviewing, organizing, proofreading, and assembling documents
  • Proficient with all aspects of discovery, drafting pleadings, and e-filing with Courts
  • Impeccable oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Proficient with Office 365, Excel, and PDFs
  • Mastering new technology
  • Ability to work collaboratively in team situations
  • Ability to work and communicate well with clients, attorneys, judges, and other specialists within the community
  • Excellent people skills with a positive, professional demeanor and a strong client        service focus

KCNF offers excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and a generous paid time off program.

 

If you are interested in joining a collegial team of professionals, please send a cover letter and your resume to recruitment@kcnlaw.com. NO phone calls please.

For more information about the firm, visit www.kcnfdc.com.