Sanford Heisler Sharp, a boutique class-action litigation law firm with offices in the District of Columbia, New York, California, Tennessee, Maryland, and Georgia, has an immediate opening for a mid- to senior-level paralegal in our Nashville or DC office. The qualified applicant will support one or more attorneys and will initially be responsible for supporting the firm’s opioid litigation matters.
We have represented thousands of individuals in some of the most significant class-action cases before the courts, securing landmark victories through trial and settlements. In addition, we have a number of cases currently before the district and federal appellate courts that raise novel issues of law.
Job Duties and Required Qualifications:
- Minimum 2-3 years litigation and trial experience (experience supporting mass torts desired);
- Familiarity with document management systems, preferably NetDocuments;
- Prepare drafts and send assorted documents to clients, counsel and courts as needed, such as correspondence, deposition notices, contracts, briefs, motions, orders, petitions and discovery;
- Responsible for proper filing and service of documents;
- Experienced with e-filing and e-service in multiple jurisdictions and must have experience using online file and serve portals such as PACER, CM/ECF, and File & ServeXpress;
- Experienced with managing case deadlines across multiple cases filed in different jurisdictions;
- Experienced in communicating with local counsel in other jurisdictions to get documents filed or served;
- Ability to learn quickly and be a creative problem solver who takes initiative to accomplish tasks with a minimal level of supervision;
- Strong organization, oral and written communication, and analytical skills;
- Detail-oriented, adherence to deadlines, ability to multitask;
- Ability and willingness to work in a challenging, rewarding, and fast-paced team work environment and maintain a busy caseload;
- Experienced with a variety of computer applications and internet programs, including: Microsoft Office (viz., Word, Excel, and Outlook), Westlaw Edge (viz., PeopleMap, Practical Law, and Drafting Assistant), the Bluebook online, legal media publications and systems (e.g., Law360, Law.com and Verdict Search), and legal timekeeping systems (e.g., eBillity); and
- Must be able to type 50+ words per minute.
Hours: 40+ hours per week (i.e., Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. (CT) to ~5:30 p.m. (CT) or Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. (ET) to ~6:30 p.m. (ET)).
Salary: The minimum salary is $55,000 and is eligible for overtime.
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, 2-3 writing samples (including one sample that the prospective litigation paralegal assisted with drafting and submitting on a public docket), a list of the publicly filed cases that the prospective litigation paralegal has assisted with during their 2+ years of experience working on cases in litigation and/or at trial, and a list of three references. These documents should be sent in Word or PDF to email@example.com with “Prospective Litigation Paralegal” in the email’s subject line.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their application immediately as decisions are made on a rolling basis.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Sanford Heisler Sharp has been a firm that has demonstrated flexibility and concern for the well-being of our employees and our communities. We were among the first law firms in the nation to publicly announce that we were moving to a remote work environment and to develop a COVID-19 vaccine policy for employees. The firm will continue to rely on the science to guide its decisions in 2022 and beyond. As of mid-September 2022, employees are required to work from their office two days per week, and any employee may work full-time from their office if they prefer. The firm will continue to regularly assess and adjust its COVID-19 policies and its hybrid work schedule as necessary.
Sanford Heisler Sharp employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (with the exception of Nashville where due to state law vaccines are not mandatory but strongly encouraged for Firm employees), including obtaining the COVID-19 boosters within the time frame recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you accept an offer from the firm and choose not to get vaccinated for religious, medical reasons, or other applicable legal requirements, you may seek a reasonable accommodation.
Sanford Heisler Sharp welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please send your request to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the following address:
ATTN: Anita Youngkin, Senior Human Resources Director
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP
700 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20003