Litigation Support Coordinator - LAC Legal

Location: USA - CA - Palo Alto

LAC Legal Staffing is seeking an experienced Litigation Support Coordinator for an exciting opportunity at a prestigious law firm with offices in Palo Alto, California.  The firm offers excellent compensation and benefits!

Responsibilities:

  • Advise attorneys and clients on preferred methods of organizing and automating litigation and serves as a consultant regarding automations needs
  • Identify and assist in the implementation of technologies to advance the cause of clients in specific matters and the firm in broader group-wide initiatives
  • Engage in the early stages of matters to assess data and information needs and assist in identification of the most cost-effective process and technology solutions and the acquisition and implementation of key technologies
  • Advise on technologies and systems related to electronic discovery, evidence management, matter management (micro and macro), docketing and specialized databases and trial presentations
  • May also assist with intranets, extranets, knowledge management, eBusiness initiatives and practice and expert systems.
  • Prepares budgets, recommendations and project plans for acquiring and implementing solutions
  • Meets with practice groups to analyze and determine case automation plans
  • Manage relations with outside vendors for document coding, eDiscovery processing, imaging, OCR conversion and custom software development, etc.
  • Evaluate vendor proposals, review work performance and approve invoices
  • Address automation needs of various litigation groups, surveying the market for new tools, technologies, etc. and makes recommendations to attorneys and practice groups
  • Define tech and business requirements and develop or coordinate the development of specialized database programs
  • Works with other internal technology groups to resolve technical problems
  • Operates as a timekeeper in a timekeeping environment
  • Assists in preparing manuals and instruction materials for training personnel on use of litigation tools and provides training when appropriate
  • Diagnoses and corrects system and network problems related to litigation tools and serve as technical liaison to vendors
  • Manages projects under tight deadlines and under stressful circumstances
  • Provides excellent customer service to practice groups, members of the firm, clients, and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, in-person and over the telephone.
  • Occasional travel as required

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or significant relevant experience
  • Management of large document projects is required
  • Minimum 2+ year’ advisory experience with legal technologies, preferably in a law firm
  • Prior experience as an attorney or paralegal strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of litigation process and litigation specific software tools (DISCO, Recommind, Relativity, CaseMap, Introspect, Concordance, Summation and image capture and viewing systems e.g IPro and DocumLex)
  • Knowledge of SQL, .net, XML and Concordance CPL preferred
  • Proficiency with relational databases (such as MS Access), their use and design is required
  • Ability to communicate to non-technical audiences the lifecycle of litigation information and data, determine the feasibility of automation of matters and ability to implement solutions.
  • Able to learn new technologies and solutions
  • Understanding of various data storage methodologies and effective methods for harvesting information using evidentially defensible methods
  • Ability to develop strategies for conversion of harvested data into reviewable forms
  • Must understand various review methodologies, including vendor-hosted ASP solutions and methods of effective electronic document production
  • Highly organized with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to handle multiple priorities under stressful conditions

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action Employer who values diversity in the workplace.

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