Litigation

litigation paralegal to ediscovery paralegal
e-discovery Litigation

Litigation Paralegal to E-discovery Paralegal

How to Transition from Litigation Paralegal to E-discovery Paralegal Career options for paralegals are opening up, thanks to technology and a robust job market.  One of those options is to transition from Litigation Paralegal to E-discovery Paralegal.  Here are 3 steps you can start to…

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Litigation Paralegal Technology

Types of Litigation Software to Know

Litigation Software as a New Litigation Paralegal We will break down the paralegal technology skills into three categories of software:  administration, matter management, and practice-specific applications.  As a new litigation paralegal, it is not expected that you will have mastered all of these technologies.  However,…

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e-discovery Litigation

How to Prepare an Ediscovery Project Budget

At first, preparing an ediscovery project budget can seem intimidating and overwhelming.  This is especially true if you’re sitting there staring at a blank piece of paper, trying to figure out where to start.  Eventually, as you grow into your role as an ediscovery project…

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e-discovery Litigation Resources

Ediscovery Tool for Paralegals

MEET & CONFER CHECKLIST FOR LITIGATION PARALEGALS As a litigation paralegal, part of your case management duties may include getting the attorney ready for the Rule 26 Conference (the “Meet and Confer”).  This ediscovery process checklist will help you get the attorney organized and ready…

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Litigation

3 Methods to Summarizing Deposition Transcripts

Warning: Digesting a Deposition Transcript Can Be Time-Consuming! Preparing a deposition summary (a/k/a digesting a deposition transcript) can be time-consuming for a litigation paralegal and costly to the client.  For a typical 200-page deposition transcript, it can take a litigation paralegal more than 8 hours…

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Litigation Trial

Assisting with the Pretrial Conference

The best thing I ever did early in my litigation paralegal career, was to ask to attend a pretrial conference with the attorney.  For the first few years, I had several cases go to trial that I attended, but I’d never personally attended the pretrial…

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Litigation

Tip for Quickly Finding the Relevant Court Rule

As a litigation paralegal, you need to be good at finding the relevant court rule quickly. Even with the ability to do a keyword search online, you want to make sure your results are refined so that you do not waste your time sifting through…

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what is a litigation paralegal
Litigation

What is a Litigation Paralegal?

WHAT IS A LITIGATION PARALEGAL? A litigation paralegal is someone who works under the supervision of an attorney who practices in criminal or civil litigation.  A litigation paralegal assists the attorney with many case management duties, from the complaint through the trial and the appeal. …

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