Paralegal I or II

Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Company: Entergy

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Litigation assistance
  • Prepare draft pleadings, subpoenas, deposition notices, and court-ordered documents, including initial disclosures, witness lists, exhibit lists, preliminary reports, status reports, scheduling orders, pre-trial orders, etc.
  • Manage and work on discovery, including investigating, organizing and preparing interrogatories, requests for production, and discovery responses
  • Schedule witness interviews and depositions; gather documents and assist in preparation for same; arrange court reporters for deposition; summarize depositions
  • Assist in retaining, communicating with and obtaining relevant information from or for expert
  • Administrative support
  • Schedule meetings
  • Make travel arrangements
  • Handle attorney calls and mail
  • Draft letters
  • Make revisions to documents
  • Prepare binders and other administrative support
  • Document and file management, including organizing, indexing and filing documents and Bates Stamp as appropriate
  • Manage attorney calendar for litigation, advices and projects
  • Schedule deadlines from court scheduling orders
  • Manage and prioritize a variety of calls and meetings
  • Provide attorneys with advance notice of upcoming deadlines, meetings, etc.
  • Prepare and track litigation hold letters
  • Factual and legal research
  • Investigate and assemble facts and other data for legal matters
  • Perform legal research on Westlaw or in other reference materials and perform other necessary factual research on internet, etc
  • Input, retrieve and manage electronic documents on the department drives as well as in software programs such as Summation
  • Proofread and edit documents.
  • Summarize, where necessary, voluminous records
  • Analyze & compile data in form required by attorneys (e.g., charts, etc.)
  • Become knowledgeable about issues in, and contents of, all litigation and other files assigned
  • Draft reports, as needed, relating to status of employment and labor law matters and maintain detailed, up-to-date information relating to such matters

 

Job Qualifications and Experience needed:

  • Paralegal degree/certificate and/or bachelor's degree
    • Paralegal I:  0 - 5 years’ work experience
    • Paralegal II: 5+ years of paralegal experience, with a minimum of two years at a law firm preferred
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office:  Word, Excel and PowerPoint and in Summation 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively and in a professional manner
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under deadlines/pressure.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to multi-task and work productively as a member of multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated research, writing and editing skills as well as oral presentation
    skills and experience in management of complex data systems
  • Ability to work with others at all levels
  • Maintain confidentiality of departmental issues
  • Attention to detail
  • Regular and reliable attendance
  • Assignments may include overtime and/or weekend hours
  • Perform work outside of these duties, as needed, for storm, restoration or other emergency events

 

 

Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans
Job Function: Skilled / Craft
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 84616
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


Nearest Major Market: New Orleans

Job Segment: Paralegal, Law, Administrative Assistant, Legal, Administrative, Research

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