Sr. Litigation Specialist

Grand Rapids, MI 48084

Industry: Legal Job Number: MM656948510 Pay Rate: $125000-1455000 / year

Job Description

Everstaff is seeking a Senior Litigation Associate for a prominant law firm in the Grand Rapids area.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations pertinent to individuals and businesses engaged in litigation.
- Cultivate and foster new client relationships, demonstrating adeptness in generating business opportunities.
- Effectively manage both new and existing client relationships, ensuring client satisfaction and retention.
- Conduct thorough research and prepare detailed memos for senior partners.
- Draft pleadings, motions, and briefs with precision and attention to detail.
- Attend various legal proceedings, including motion hearings, evidentiary hearings, mediations, and depositions.
- Assist in all aspects of discovery, encompassing drafting requests and responses, preparing initial disclosures, and facilitating witness preparation.
- Collaborate with partner-level attorneys to strategize document production, select vendors, and determine manner of production.
- Organize, review, and maintain case documents, supervising or coordinating coding efforts and the development of litigation support tools.
- Analyze documents for responsiveness to discovery requests, ensuring thoroughness and accuracy.
- Monitor the status and completeness of discovery responses, maintaining meticulous records.
- Prepare and assemble deposition, trial, and motion exhibits, ensuring clarity and relevance.
- Index and summarize deposition testimony and exhibits for efficient reference.
- Gather impeaching materials for adverse experts, including prior testimony, transcripts, and relevant publications.
- Prepare trial materials and provide assistance during pretrial, trial, and post-trial proceedings.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

- Possess superior intellect and demonstrate a keen grasp of complex legal issues, as evidenced by outstanding academic performance and/or relevant work experience.
- Exhibit a strong work ethic and willingness to devote necessary time and effort to complete tasks.
- Possess excellent organizational and project management skills to effectively handle multiple responsibilities and deadlines.
- Proficient in utilizing online legal research services and resources.
- Showcase superior legal writing skills and effective oral communication abilities.
- Demonstrate sound judgment and the capacity to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Exhibit expertise in various legal concepts, practices, and procedures within the field.
- Ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders as a proactive team member.
- Adaptability to evolving environments and situations, coupled with a proven ability to thrive in fast-paced settings.
- Familiarity with document/discovery databases such as Relativity.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND/OR TRAINING:


- Possess 3-7 years of experience in handling complex commercial litigation matters.
- Graduate of an accredited law school.
- Admission to practice law in the State of Michigan or eligibility for admission upon commencement of employment.

Qualified candidates, please submit your resume for immediate consideration!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, protected veteran status or any other protected status under the law.
 
EverStaff is an equal opportunity employer (M/F/D/V/SO/GI).
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