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Litigation Paralegal - Oil & Gas

Company: McAfee & Taft
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

The Litigation Paralegal performs legal support functions as outlined below in our Oil & Gas practice group. The Paralegal is responsible for supporting multiple attorneys in the Firm and is expected to have a high degree of responsibility for project management and implementation. The paralegal frequently drafts documents, files motions, interviews clients and prepares contracts or retainers when requested.

  • Prepare, review, edit, proofread and file a variety of documents
  • Organize and maintain case files, attorney notebooks, databases, spreadsheets and other materials
  • Interact with other paralegals to assist with heavy workload or coverage
  • Manage and coordinate monthly agendas for client board meetings
  • Developing, responding or objecting to interrogatories or request to admit and summarizing interrogatories and admissions received
  • Drafting and editing pleadings; includes reviewing and answering complaints, counterclaims and third-party complaints, motions to dismiss or strike jurisdictional motions and research for pleadings
  • Coordinate and track project activities
  • Perform other duties as requestedMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR CONSIDERATION:
    • Associate degree in paralegal or legal studies or paralegal certificate and one to two years of related experience or equivalent combination of education, work experience and training in a law office setting
    • Paralegal certificate from ABA-approves program preferred -- Advanced level of proficiency with Microsoft OfficeKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
      • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information
      • Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written
      • Strong command of the English language, including excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation, form and style
      • Ability to create, compose, proof and edit correspondence
      • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point)
      • Database and records management skills
      • Possess and demonstrate a high level of attention to detail
      • Ability to analyze and solve problems
      • Possess strong organizational, prioritization and delegation skills
      • Strong interpersonal skills
      • Impeccable attendance and punctuality and a strong work ethic
      • Ability to work in a fast paced, high-pressured environment
      • Able to develop a strong rapport with various department staff earning trust and respect

Keywords: McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City , Litigation Paralegal - Oil & Gas, Legal , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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