Paralegal, Litigation (Family Law & Litigation Practices) – Denver, CO

Posted on: February 20, 2019

Join Us! 

The Denver office of Sherman & Howard is seeking a dynamic paralegal to join its Litigation Department to support the Family Law and General Litigation practices.  The paralegal should have significant experience with all phases of trial.  Desired background includes experience, analyzing and preparing complex financial disclosures, pre-and post-trial preparation and management of discovery.  Proficiency with e-discovery and document management programs and facility drafting and filing court documents are also required skills.  The paralegal will perform a broad range of case related duties, under the supervision of an attorney or team of attorneys.

The job responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Plans, develops and manages case related documents.
  • Prepares or assists in drafting and finalizing legal documents, particularly
    financial data and analysis.
  • Conducts fact gathering and database research, retrieving and compiling information

as needed.

  • Utilizes technical databases to upload, search and retrieve supporting documents, exercising independent decision-making as well as making appropriate recommendations to the supervising attorney.
  • Works with attorneys on preparing and filing court documents, organizing exhibits and pleadings and creating indices and chronologies.
  • Monitors, prioritizes, organizes, and facilitates daily workflow and case management in order to meet project deadlines.
  • Communicates with clients and other team members, including those in regional offices as needed.
  • Provide constructive guidelines to other employees and representatives of third parties who do business with the firm.
  • Works with complex financial disclosures and tax returns for individuals as well as businesses.

The Basics

  • 5+ years of progressively responsible paralegal experience supporting attorneys in a family law and general litigation practices in both federal and state court.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of business training and experience is required.
  • A certification of completion from a Paralegal school or institute is preferred.
  • Familiarity with general processes, systems philosophies, structure, methods and approaches of mid-to-large sized firms.

Your Skills

Knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation, grammar and basic legal
terminology.

  • Knowledge of law office practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of various court electronic filing procedures for applicable practice areas.
  • Knowledge of court rules for state and federal courts for applicable practice areas.
  • Knowledge of Divorce123 and financial affidavit software.
  • Skill in the use of litigation software such as Eclipse, Relativity, CaseMap, LAW or Trial Director preferred, but not required.
  • Skill in the use of software systems such as Word, DMS, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, while working effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of legal and general research techniques and the use of software systems available

for conducting research.

  • Ability to interview witnesses and gather relevant evidence.
  • Ability to prepare and analyze technical information/reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with high attention to detail.
  • Ability to establish good rapport with attorneys, clients, and other employees.

What Really Gets Us Excited

  • Your communication is clear and direct. You can actively listen to others and understand their needs.
  • You dive in and take initiative without being asked.
  • You have good judgment and a thoughtful approach. You are sensitive to the challenges, goals and needs of all stakeholders.
  • You are impeccable with your work and consistent with your follow through.
  • You know “how to get things done”.
  • You understand the constraints other people face and how to balance the needs of everyone involved.
  • You are attentive to details and keep track of all the moving parts.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.