Litigation Support Specialist at PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Litigation Support Specialist

Position Objective

Refine and implement best practices related to eDiscovery and data workflow, and support the eDiscovery needs of in-house and outside counsel. Provide paralegal support to in-house attorneys on a wide range of litigation matters that arise in the course of our clients’ work to protect animals.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Serves as subject matter expert and central point of contact relating to eDiscovery, including by overseeing legal holds, managing evidence collections, and conducting data processing projects for all client divisions within PETA and the PETA Foundation
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of eDiscovery best practices, including with respect to document preservation protocols and relevant eDiscovery technology, and works with litigators to implement those practices and technologies
  • Advises and supports attorneys in ensuring a defensible and consistent approach to identifying and implementing best practices for the identification, preservation, collection, analysis, processing, review, and production of paper and electronic data
  • Collaborates with litigators and internal IT personnel to ensure defensible and consistent practices in compliance with applicable rules (e.g., Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), state civil rules, local rules, chambers rules)
  • Serves as a liaison between litigators, internal IT personnel, and outside counsel to ensure a successful workflow during eDiscovery
  • Participates in appropriate industry organizations to stay current with developments in eDiscovery best practices and technology
  • Recommends process improvement to ensure high quality, timely and cost-effective eDiscovery practices
  • Assists legal team in all aspects of litigation including, but not limited to, the eDiscovery process
  • Under supervision of litigation attorneys, assists with correspondence, pleadings, notices, calendar requests, status reports, subpoenas, affidavits, depositions, expert reports, and discovery requests and responses
  • Conducts legal research under supervision of litigation attorneys
  • Cite-checks briefs, assists in the preparation of supporting exhibits, and generates tables of authorities and tables of contents
  • Assists with preparations for meetings, hearings, mediations, and trials
  • Organizes and maintains case files and docket deadlines
  • Performs any other duties assigned by the supervisor

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • The ideal candidate will have substantive experience in eDiscovery or litigation support and either (1) three years of experience as a certified paralegal or (2) a bachelor’s degree plus at least two years paralegal experience in litigation
  • Thorough understanding of data processing tools and applications as well as eDiscovery challenges in a global organization
  • Experience with document review platforms
  • Proven excellent research and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work
  • Self-motivation and the proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Knowledge of animal rights issues and commitment to the objectives of the organization
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times

FULL-TIME/PART-TIME: Full-Time
DIVISION: PETA Foundation
LOCATION: PETA Foundation – Telecommuting Positions

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