Paralegal – Employment Law

Company namePhelps Dunbar LLP

Organization Type Law Firm

Job TypeLegal Staff

Posted on Feb 22, 2021

Location Tampa, FL, United States

Industry Legal Practice Area Labor & Employment / Labor & Employment Litigation /Litigation – Labor & Employment


Phelps Dunbar LLP is an AmLaw 200 full-service law firm.  The Employment Law Paralegal will perform various substantive legal duties in a fast-paced Labor and Employment environment under the supervision and direction of the attorneys in the Tampa office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and maintain files from the inception of the case through the completion.
  • Conduct factual investigations and interviews to identify key parties, related issues and relevant documents for the preparation of discovery.
  • Assist in the preparation of answers to interrogatories and responses to requests for production of documents including the production of electronically stored information (ESI).
  • Coordinate depositions of parties requested by attorneys.
  • Summarize and organize depositions, records and testimony utilizing litigation support technology tools.
  • Draft various pleadings and filings in Federal and State level civil litigation.
  • Assist with all aspects of case litigation, trial preparation including identifying and marking exhibits for motions, position papers, mediation depositions and trial.
  • Verify case citations in briefs for current validity and accuracy through Westlaw.
  • Interact with various government and court officials as well as with clients.
  • Maintain attorney calendars with case deadlines.
  • Assist in trial with exhibits, demonstrative aids and witnesses.
  • Maintain timesheets and meet firm deadlines in accordance with Firm policies.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Education and Experience Required:

  • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED is required. A four-year college degree and a certificate in paralegal studies is preferred. Significant prior experience may be substituted for a combination of the educational requirements.
  • A minimum of two years litigation experience and the ability to manage complex litigation using current technology is required.  Three years of litigation experience is preferred.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Must have a high level of computer literacy including proficiency in MS Office Software Suite and a working knowledge of a document management system.
  • Experience using electronic resources and litigation support software is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent time management, organizational abilities and strong proofreading skills are also required.

Performance Measures:

  • Ability to perform responsibilities as outlined above, both in terms of the quality and quantity of work.
  • Ability to meet firm billing requirements.
  • Knowledge of litigation support technology utilized in practice area.
  • Ability to work independently; degree of motivation and initiative.
  • Dependability and cooperation with attorneys, clients and other support staff.
  • Ability to meet required deadlines.

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Phelps Dunbar LLP

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Phelps Dunbar LLP is an AmLaw 200 full-service law firm.