General Summary

Gain valuable and real-world legal experience by working alongside attorneys during all phases of the litigation process, from the initiation of a case to the discovery period through trial and post-trial findings and appeals.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organize documents and coordinate document productions.
    • Conduct the Bates-stamping, redaction, duplication and indexing of documents. Set up and maintain files which are organized chronologically, numerically and/or by subject matter. Work with Practice Support on electronic productions. Under the guidance of an attorney, categorize documents by subject matter, prepare a chronology of facts and create production charts.
  • Conduct various document searches and factual research.
    • Create and maintain internal case databases, run searches on internal and external document databases and systems, cull relevant information from a variety of resources such as newspapers, magazines, libraries, case documents and trade associations.
  • Prepare witness and matter materials for case preparation.
    • Organize interview memos, digests and other relevant documents for attorney review and case preparation.
  • Prepare for and attend depositions.
    • Under attorney supervision, gather and prepare documents relevant to the deponent, organize exhibits, take notes and handle exhibits during the deposition and digest transcripts to summarize highlights of a proceeding.
  • Motion practice.
    • Pull relevant documents, proofread papers, organize exhibits and create document indices in the preparation of motion filing.
  • Court filings.
    • Work with attorneys and the Managing Attorney's Office in the preparation and filing of all court documents. Create, bind and distribute both file and courtesy copies. Organize the briefs, exhibits and appendices.
  • Act as liaison among various internal departments as well as with outside agencies.
    • Oversee the progress of documents through litigation support departments, order transcripts from reporting services and fulfill requests from outside counsel and others.
  • Prepare for and attend trials.
    • Organize exhibits, files and all other supporting documents, coordinate trial set-up and logistics, assist attorneys in the courtroom by taking notes, handling exhibits, and marking documents referred to by counsel, assist in the preparation of witness testimony and serve as liaison between trial attorneys and in-house staff.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP