Legal Assistant/Paralegal #36005
NewarkNJ Direct Hire Apr 4, 2024
Contemporary Staffing Solutions is seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented Legal Assistant/Paralegal to join our client in Newark, NJ! The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of complex commercial litigation experience in a law firm environment, with strong knowledge of e-filing in State and Federal court for both NJ and NY. This role will encompass a combination of legal assistant and paralegal responsibilities, with a focus on assisting attorneys in all phases of litigation preparation and execution. This Direct-Hire opportunity offers a salary range of $60,000-$65,000/year based on experience!

  • Assist attorneys in drafting pleadings, motions, orders, and other legal documents.
  • Prepare and e-file documents, including complaints, motions, and discovery, in both Federal and State Courts (NJ & NY).
  • Coordinate and assist with trial preparations, including organizing exhibits and preparing exhibit lists.
  • Manage attorney's schedule and calendar, scheduling meetings, calls, and deadlines.
  • Handle heavy calendaring and scheduling for meetings, depositions, and court appearances.
  • Prepare and respond to extensive discovery requests, utilizing e-discovery software if needed.
  • Manage document management, organization, retrieval, and production.
  • Maintain case pleadings, correspondence, discovery, and research for large volume cases.
  • Coordinate work with outside document/litigation vendors, ensuring adherence to strict deadlines.
  • Cite-check and edit/revise legal documents for accuracy and completeness.
  • Prepare for depositions by organizing documents electronically and assisting with other discovery-related tasks.
  • Upload invoices, prepare for depositions, and scan documents as required.

  • Minimum of 3 years of complex commercial litigation experience in a law firm environment.
  • Strong knowledge of e-filing procedures in both NJ and NY State and Federal Courts.
  • Experience with exhibition preparation is preferred.
  • Proficiency in document management software, preferably iManage.
  • Tech-savvy with the ability to quickly learn new software and technologies.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in all work.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proactive mindset with a willingness to take on additional responsibilities as needed.

Contemporary Staffing Solutions (CSS) has been a leading provider of contract, temporary, temporary-hire & direct hire solutions. We began as a staffing agency and evolved to a national provider of workforce management solutions with a niche recruitment focus in Accounting & Finance, Call Center & Office, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, & Information Technology. To learn more about CSS, visit our website: