What you’ll be doing...

The Litigation Paralegal is responsible for assisting senior attorneys on a variety of litigation matters. These responsibilities include assisting attorneys in preparing pleadings, filings, briefs, and memoranda; assisting with case intake; gathering information and conducting research on litigation matters; and handling small claims matters and subpoenas independently.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Assisting senior attorneys with the management of litigation projects, document reviews, and trial support.
  • Handling small claims matters and other small cases (such as those alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act) independently, including investigating the facts of the matter, developing a proposed resolution, negotiating with the complaining customer, and, if necessary, appearing in court.
  • Investigating the facts and circumstances of claims, primarily through internal contacts and resources (billing departments, customer relations, electronic archives/websites, etc.) to chronicle events and report possible solutions.
  • Conducting computer research to locate information relating to litigation, such as CCMI for tariff material, PACER for bankruptcy filings and other federal court documents, and Lexis-Nexis for other legal materials (cases, articles, etc.)
  • Working with outside counsel, company employees, and the company’s electronic discovery team and e-discovery vendors to preserve, collect, review and produce documents in connection with pending litigations.
  • Organizing and tracking information to produce litigation-related reports.
  • Drafting responses and collecting documents in response to subpoenas.
  • Assisting with case intake, including categorization of new claims, reviewing cases to determine insurance coverage, entering case information into a matter management system, and transmitting cases to other groups in the legal department.
  • Assisting various departments, including customer service, with legal questions directed to the company.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Two or more years of law firm or in-house experience.
  • Paralegal certificate and small claims experience.
  • Willingness to travel.

Even better if you have:

  • JD degree.
  • Knowledge of telecommunications and civil procedure.
  • Strong planning and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Good written, verbal communication, and advocacy skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Experience with computer applications, especially Internet resources, litigation databases, spreadsheet programs, and trial presentation software.
  • Knowledge of telecommunications and civil procedure.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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