eDiscovery Paralegal- Northbrook, IL

Northbrook, Illinois
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Apr 14, 2018
Jun 13, 2018
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Job Description

This position is part of the eDiscovery unit within the Law and Regulation Department. This position will act as an internal consultant and provide hands-on support to attorneys and legal staff in the development, implementation and support of efficient, cost-effective discovery processes. Among other responsibilities, the eDiscovery Paralegal will advise and consult with legal teams to identify and implement best practices and procedures for the identification, preservation, collection, processing, analysis, culling, review, and production of paper and electronic discovery materials. The eDiscovery Paralegal will serve as a liaison between the legal team, IT personnel, vendors and records management personnel.

Key skills for this position include:

Quick learner, self-starter, and works well in a team environment

In-depth understanding of and experience with the litigation lifecycle, litigation technology, and electronic discovery

Experience with both the front end and the back end of Relativity

Proficient in specific discovery tasks such as drafting litigation holds, devising search terms, and establishing document review protocols

Ability to manage a project from the beginning to end of the discovery/eDiscovery lifecycle

Excellent organizational skills

Strong attention to detail

Strong oral and written communication skills

Ability to prioritize work and organize own time

Ability to handle multiple simultaneous projects with consistently high-quality results

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Ability to develop processes to create consistencies and efficiencies within the team

Ability to identify and recommend opportunities for process improvements

Ability to train and lead routine work processes

Exposure to sensitive information requiring the use of tact and judgment

Job Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in related field

Paralegal Certificate

2-5 years related work experience as a paralegal

Proficiency in eDiscovery

Prior use of Relativity is a must; RCA is a plus, but not required

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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