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Paralegal

Vacancy Number: 21310
Location: Houston
Date Posted: July 10, 2018

Competentia is seeking a Litigation Paralegal to support corporate leads and attorneys for the Litigation team within their Law Business Unit in Houston, TX. The Litigation Paralegal will be responsible for helping support the criminal and civil client/attorney privilege. This is a true litigation position, not a transactional role (i.e. not a corporate governance position, no reviewing of corporate minutes, or contract review). 

Job Responsibilities: 
o Conduct factual research 
o Conduct document review and QC 
o Assist with TIMES searches and box reviews (this could be as much as 10-15 hours/week) 
o Assist with privilege redactions of electronic files for asset sales and divestitures 
o Index boxes for archiving into TIMES 
o Schedule preservation order witness interviews 
o Draft privilege logs 
o Support legal teams, as needed, in managing preservation, data collection, and production 
o Act as a liaison with business clients, outside counsel, third-party vendors, and eDiscovery Specialists to manage matters, as needed 
o Handle appropriate application of Law Function tools, processes, Company policy and compliance through matter management 

Qualification Requirements: 
• Bachelor’s degree required 
o Paralegal degree or certification preferred. 
o 2 – 5 years Litigation Paralegal experience in a law firm or legal group within a corporate environment required 
o Experience with document/discovery review 
o Strong organizational skills; self-starter; ability to meet competing deadlines 
o Experience with eDiscovery practices, process, and tools (Ringtail and Relativity) required 
o Knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office suite of tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint, as well as legal research applications (including Pacer, Lexis and Westlaw) required 
o Demonstrated analytical abilities and judgment 
o Strong oral and written communication skills 

UPDATED/NEW QUALIFICATIONS: 
- Candidates do not need a law degree. A paralegal degree/certificate and 2-5 years of true litigation paralegal work is required. The candidates submitted seemed too administrative, or had too heavy of analysis experience. 
-This position is responsible for using the EDRM (Electronical Discovery Reference Model) – knowledge base/group experience required – production to presentation of this evidence for case. eDiscovery tools, such as Ringtail and Relativity, are used to prepare the responses to the eDiscovery group for cases 
-Civil law/litigation paralegal experience required – personal injury, contract dispute, employment/labor law, large docs for product liability, OG dispute, royalty litigation/commercial litigation.

Competentia is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.

Competentia, participates in E-Verify as required by law.

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