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Paralegal - Litigation (hybrid)

Winston & Strawn LLP
United States, Houston
March 03, 2023


The Paralegal - Litigation will take a substantive role in managing all phases of often complex litigation matters filed in both state and federal courts.


  • Work closely with attorney and client teams to provide support during all phases of litigation and pre-litigation matters including prefiling investigations, pleading phase, discovery, trial, and appeal;
  • Assist with preparation and service of pleadings, court filings, discovery documents, and subpoenas; provide substantive support during all phases of the discovery process; assist with preparation and filing of dispositive and non-dispositive motions; assist with post trial filings including appeal briefs and record;
  • Provide support during the trial preparation process including preparation of all pretrial filings and exchanges; take lead role in preparing trial exhibit list and trial exhibits; assist with preparation of demonstrative exhibits; provide a wide range of support before, during, and after trials;
  • Become knowledgeable regarding all applicable procedural and court rules, proper docketing procedure, e-filing process and procedure, and e-discovery rules and process;
  • Take lead role in keeping case team aware of and prepared for approaching deadlines and due dates;
  • Perform general research utilizing Westlaw, Pacer, the internet, and social media;
  • Coordinate work assignments with support staff;
  • Organize and manage litigation cases files utilizing iManage and other applications as well as some hard copy files;
  • Draft and maintain document indices and spreadsheets;
  • Prepare and maintain witness, discovery, and evidentiary binders and materials;
  • Assist with preparation for depositions, witness interviews, expert meetings, and court hearings including attending as needed;
  • Communicate with court personnel and government agencies/officials on case matters;
  • Organize and manage case documents in compliance with requirements set forth in case protective order and any other applicable court orders or agreements; adhere to firm Records policy as appropriate; communicate with attorneys, client, opposing counsel, and Records staff regarding same.


  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum 5 years of litigation paralegal experience in a Law Firm, Corporate Legal Department, or Professional Services environment required


  • Knowledge of civil procedure and e-filing process and procedure in both state and federal courts
  • Strong oral and written communication skills demonstrated in the ability to present information in a concise and understandable way
  • Good writing and proofreading skills as well as aptitude to learn and utilize multiple legal and administrative support applications
  • Ability to deal professionally with clients, court personnel, witnesses, opposing counsel, and others involved in the litigation process
  • Ability to work independently as well as in cross functional teams
  • Ability to develop relationships and foster teamwork at all levels of the organization
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail including the ability to prioritize work and manage a high volume of cases and projects while producing exceptional work product in a fast paced environment
  • Strong computer skills including word processing, email management, and document management software
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite, iManage, Relativity, Adobe Acrobat, PACER/ECF, txcourts.gov, and other litigation support software
  • Familiarity with Westlaw and general knowledge of other research tools, such as special legal and/or government agency databases, the internet, and social media sites to obtain required information and documents
  • Must be available to work extended hours and travel when required, including to extended out of town trials
We value diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled (EOE=Equal Opportunity Employer). #LI-DC2 #LI-HYBRID
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