Mayer Brown LLP

Paralegal (entry level) for Litigation

3 weeks ago
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Paralegal - Other
8:30am to 5:00pm or 9:00am to 5:30pm
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Mayer Brown is a leading global law firm with offices in 25 key business centers across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly–motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realize their greatest potential.


If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Paralegal Department in our Washington office as a Paralegal, primarily supporting our Supreme Court and appellate practices.


Primarily assist paralegals with higher level document clerk responsibilities, as well as junior level paralegal responsibilities.


Essential Functions:  

Assist paralegals and attorneys on practice-related projects. Work under close supervision of an experienced paralegal or attorney. Perform at a higher level of expertise and with more independent judgment than a Project Assistant or Project Clerk.  Task-based responsibilities include factual/internet research, document review, document and electronic productions during the discovery process, database coding and input, drafting documents and pleadings, preparing witness files, assisting with deposition preparation, trial preparation, and attending trials, arbitrations and mediations/hearings.  Assist on a variety of clerical tasks relating to litigation file management and the information contained therein. Index and prepare documents for Records Center storage and other tasks that don’t require special legal expertise.  Other duties as assigned.




Specific Technical Skills:

Solid computer skills. Knowledge of and expertise using MS Word, Outlook Calendar and Excel preferred. 40 wpm typing.  Experience with Concordance or other litigation-related computer applications and databases would be a plus.


Performance Traits: (i.e. analytical, communication skills, problem solving abilities, etc.)

Must be extremely detail-oriented, work well under pressure, possess excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, able to adjust to changing priorities, and understand/follow written/oral instructions. Interpersonal skills required. Must be able to work on a team and communicate with ordinary tact with attorneys, paralegals, and staff.  Flexibility to work overtime as needed, with ability to travel for extended periods of time if necessary.


Physical Requirements: Light lifting; up to 40 lbs.


Education/Training/Certifications: Bachelor’s degree required


Minimum Years of Experience Required: Entry level


We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/ vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous paid time off (PTO) plan, as well as opportunities for professional development and growth.


If Mayer Brown sounds like the right place for you, and if you have the qualifications we are seeking, please apply through the career section (no e-mailed resumes, please) on or    EOE m/f/d/v


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