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Business Litigation Paralegal

Thompson Coburn LLP currently has a non-exempt position available in our St. Louis office for a full-time Business Litigation Paralegal with at least two years of experience. Qualified applicants will possess an undergraduate degree and/or a paralegal certificate. The person selected for this position must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assists case team(s) throughout all phases of litigation including trial preparation and trial.
  • Reviews and drafts discovery requests and responses, subpoenas, notices and other court pleadings and documents, including summarizing transcripts and medical records.
  • Conducts document reviews and prepares document productions.
  • Identifies, collects and organizes factual evidence, including deposition and witness outlines, and deposition and trial exhibits.
  • Cite-checks and blue-books briefs and prepares exhibits for same.
  • Creates organizational systems for case documents.
  • Participates in the creation of databases, performs data entry, conducts database searches and generates reports.
  • Assumes responsibility for operation of trial support technology.
  • Assists other practice areas as needed.
  • Must track billable hours.

Job Requirements

  • Must possess a high level of professionalism and interpersonal skills so as to be able to work well with employees at all levels within the organization and maintain all information in the strictest of confidence. Required to use tact and diplomacy when dealing with others.
  • Must have ability to read, write, and communicate fluent English; ability to compose documents in the appropriate business style using correct grammar and spelling; ability to communicate clearly using proper grammar and diction over the telephone.
  • Must possess attention to detail, ability to balance multiple projects, and strong time management skills.
  • Must have ability to reason and apply common-sense understanding to situations encountered.
  • Ability to process routine daily functions while being able to resolve sensitive issues and complex assignments utilizing above average critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.
  • Ability to travel as required.
  • The physical demands of this position are representative of those that might be met by an employee in order for him or her to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.  These include being both mobile and stationary throughout the workday, having the ability to transport 20 pounds and being able to operate a computer and other business equipment found in the office.

Thompson Coburn LLP is a large, full service, multi-state firm with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Southern Illinois, and Washington D.C. At Thompson Coburn, our behavior and the expectations we have of ourselves are guided by the values that we hold in the highest regard: integrity, a passion for excellence, a focus on serving the client, a value of diversity, innovation, creativity, trust, and loyalty. Within the Firm, we value each other as people and colleagues.  In addition to the exceptional working environment and a competitive salary, Thompson Coburn provides the following benefit options to qualifying employees:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance & ADD policies
  • Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 401(k) & Profit Sharing plans
  • Parking/Transportation Stipend
  • Section 125 Plan (Pre-tax premiums, dependent care and medical reimbursement)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • College Savings Plan Deductions (529 Plans)
  • Long Term Care

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V