Paralegal at DLA Piper
12 Feb → 13 Mar
DLA Piper is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Job applicant poster viewing center.
DLA Piper is, at its core, bold, exceptional collaborative and supportive. Our people are the backbone, heart and soul of our firm. Wherever you are in your professional journey, DLA Piper is a place you can engage in meaningful work and grow your career. Let’s see what we can achieve. Together.
If you are a highly talented Paralegal interested in supporting our attorneys, clients and staff, we want to hear from you!
This position can sit in the San Juan, PR office and offers a hybrid work schedule.
Paralegals are a critical part of DLA Piper’s client service teams, working side by side with lawyers, co-counsel and clients on an array of substantive client matters. The majority of our paralegals are career professionals. They work independently and on teams, locally, nationally, and globally.
The Paralegal Team itself includes Case Assistants, Paralegals, Senior Paralegals and Paralegal Specialists. We offer ample opportunities for advancement and career development through formal and informal training and mentoring and provide many opportunities to give back to our communities through pro bono work.
- Bachelor's degree and/or paralegal certificate
- 1 year experience as a paralegal in a legal department or law firm
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Large law firm experience
What will your day look like?
In this role, your responsibilities encompass a spectrum of legal and administrative tasks. You will meticulously handle filings before Puerto Rico courts, federal courts, and administrative agencies. Assisting in discovery, document production, and fact discovery will be integral to your daily endeavors. Crafting appendices and indexes to appellate writs, especially by Puerto Rico appellate courts, will demand precision and legal acumen.
Your proficiency will extend to the arrangement of the office calendar, diligently managing filings, deadlines, hearings, and conferences. Additionally, you will spearhead the organization and archival of documents, contributing to streamlined processes. Billing, a critical aspect of legal operations, will be executed with exactitude, ensuring adherence to client expectations.
Engaging in clear and effective communication with clients for information requests will be part of your routine. You will actively participate in regulatory filings, demonstrating a keen understanding of legal nuances. The translation of documents between Spanish and English, along with the preparation of summaries and indexes, will require linguistic and analytical skills.
Furthermore, your role will involve supporting evidentiary hearings and trials, summarizing depositions, and aiding in the preparation of indexes for pre-filed direct testimonies. You will also be expected to make governmental filings in connection with the organization of legal entities and tax grant applications, assist with the organization of online data rooms and other tasks related to M&A transactions and oversee trademark and other registries.
Your involvement in immigration visa petitions will encompass compiling documents, processing requests, and monitoring petition status. The role will also entail research tasks, responding to the requests of legal professionals. In essence, each day will present an array of complex yet vital legal responsibilities, demanding your unwavering professionalism and commitment.
To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website.
We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.
Physical Demands, Work Environment, and Other Requirements
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.
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Applicants must apply directly online instead of sending application materials via email.
Agency applications will not be considered.