Urban Recruitment

Senior eDiscovery Litigation Support Paralegal

Posted: Friday November 27th, 2020
Closing Date: Thursday December 31st, 2020

If you are a Litigation Paralegal who specializes in eDiscovery, then this is the role for you! Our client is a large, very well respected Calgary based law firm that thrives on the belief that every member of their firm forms an integral part  in the delivery of service to clients. . This firm prides itself on collegiality and a team based environment. This role reports to the Litigation Support Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain current knowledge of available litigation support systems and software;
  • Understand eDiscovery Analytics concepts and how to implement those technologies;
  • Design, implement, update and maintain litigation databases and coordinate loading records;
  • Provide support to lawyers regarding document searching, retrieval and reporting;
  • Prepare and implement procedures and protocols for workflow, coding, trial books, appeal books, scanning and unitization, and affidavit of records;
  • Assist with training Litigation Support staff on best practices, software use and other tasks, including creation of training plans and supporting material;
  • Assist in evaluating and recommending service providers and products and ensure those projects meet expectations and stay on schedule;
  • Prepare documents for production including coding, consistency checks, reporting and production exports;
  • Supervise assignments using project management software and provide updates to lawyers;
  • Coordinate tasks and provide instructions on print jobs, scanning, coding and all aspects of document production;
  • Monitor job progress, making adjustments to ensure deadlines are met;
  • Identify delays where additional resources may be required and discuss these with Litigation Support Manager;
  • Stage, process/extract data, image and conduct QC of output using SQL backed e-discovery software;
  • Participate in training and professional development opportunities;

Provide Paralegal support on all files, including:

  • Communication with lawyers and file management tasks;
  • Document review (relevance, privilege, redactions);
  • Use advanced eDiscovery Analytics on all files to increase efficiency and optimize processes;
  • Implement TAR, Clustering, Concept Searching and other technology on files as appropriate;
  • Issue coding and creating chronologies;
  • Creation of electronic trial books and preparation of appeal books and factums;
  • Tracking and preparing undertakings and exhibit tables, including in electronic format;
  • Transcript management, including issue coding of questioning transcripts and electronic linking of exhibits in the transcript, as well as assisting with transcript summaries;
  • Assisting with trial and witness preparation; and
  • Other duties as required.

Education & Qualifications:

  • High school diploma required;
  • CEDS Certification preferred;
  • Administrator level certification or experience with Ipro for Enterprise or Relativity preferred;
  • 5 years previous Litigation and eDiscovery experience required, including, specifically:
    • Experience with e-discovery processing and QC of datasets over 100 GB or 1 Million plus documents;
    • Experience implementing Technology Assisted Review and Continuous Active Learning Technologies;
    • Experience managing internal and external 1st and 2nd level review; and
    • Large scale legal project management

Required Skills & Personality Traits for Success:

  • Functional/Technical Expertise: Knowledgeable, experienced and skilled in eDiscovery and litigation support services; keeps abreast of industry trends and innovations, translating knowledge into added value for the Firm.
  • Industry Knowledge: Understands the general workings of the industry and monitors activities and trends to maintain a current knowledge base; uses knowledge to advance the Firm's goals.
  • Creativity: Resourceful in finding ways to make improvements by challenging pre-existing conceptions and offering alternatives; generates original ideas and fosters creativity in others.
  • Drive/Energy: Exhibits passion about role and has the stamina and endurance to handle workloads; productive in a fast pace environment while still maintaining a healthy work/life balance.
  • Assertiveness: Readily offers opinions and takes action; willing to challenge others appropriately when required; has the self-confidence to trust own judgement and not overly depend on the approval of others.

At Urban Legal Recruitment we guarantee discretion and confidentiality.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please send your email to shona@urbanlegal.ca  We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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