Litigation Paralegal

 At Smith Debnam, our philosophy is simple – to provide the best possible value to our clients. We firmly believe that the key to delivering such value is equally simple – the people who make it happen. Our professional services team, the attorneys, paralegals and staff, are, therefore, our most important asset. We are committed to maintaining an environment that provides professional fulfillment, actively supports professional development, and communicates the value of each person’s contributions.
Under general direction and supervision, this position is responsible for providing legal and administrative support for complex commercial litigation, commercial creditor bankruptcy matters, and collection cases. General duties will include document drafting, research, client interaction, monitoring hearing schedules, and management of case files.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Drafts routine pleadings, affidavits, orders, and other legal documentation.
  • Proofreads and edits legal documents and other written materials to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Maintains legal calendaring system to ensure timely compliance with various legal deadlines.
  • Analyzes and coordinates the gathering of information, materials, documents, reports, and evidence that are necessary to respond to discovery and assist attorney(s) with preparing responses.
  • Utilizes technical information to make independent decisions and recommendations to the supervising attorney.
  • Corresponds with various court personnel, local counsel, and adversary attorneys.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervising attorney and/or personnel.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: 

  • Demonstrated understanding and strong working knowledge of complex commercial litigation, commercial creditor bankruptcy matters, and collection cases
  • 1-3 years of paralegal experience in Litigation preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • 2- or 4-year college degree and Paralegal Certification preferred
  • Proficient drafting skills and strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work closely with a legal team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong ability to analyze and problem solve
  • Self-starter with proven ability to work independently
  • Proven ability to prioritize work and efficient time management of tasks
  • Type 50+ WPM

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