Litigation Paralegal / Associate Paralegal
Sacramento, CA 
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This is a paralegal position located in Roseville, CA supporting the litigation group with a focus on personal injury and employment related litigation. Provide substantive case management and advanced paralegal support for litigated matters impacting Union Pacific Railroad. This position is assigned to the Labor and Employment Litigation Team within Union Pacific's Law Department.

Provide substantive case management and advanced paralegal support for litigated matters impacting Union Pacific Railroad.

Accountabilities
  • Assist in-house and retained counsel in all aspects of litigation management from inception to conclusion, including matter intake, internal and external communication, pleading preparation and review, discovery management, settlement and other case management obligations
  • Conduct pre-claim investigations and initial case assessments, collect and review records, and create tools to assist with case analyses
  • Investigate and respond to administrative complaints
  • Assist in interviewing witnesses and deposition preparation
  • Draft pleadings, motions and appellate documents and file them with the court
  • Assist in meet and confer process and draft case specific discovery to plaintiffs and other parties
  • Perform legal and non-legal research to assist attorneys in establishing UPRR's position and formulation of strategy
  • Assist in pre-trial and trial preparation. Assist attorneys during trial as required
  • Perform research pertaining to a range of legal and factual issues
  • Desire and ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proactive, solution-oriented approach to identifying and resolving issues
Qualifications Required
  • A Bachelor of Arts degree in paralegal studies, or other bachelor's degree in conjunction with paralegal certificate. Will consider equivalent work experience.
  • 5 years experience as a paralegal
  • Applicable knowledge of motions, discovery, evidence, litigation documentation and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Proficient computer skills and experience with legal support technology
  • Excellent customer service skills, time management, project management, and follow-up
  • Proficient Microsoft Suite skills with a personal injury litigation focus (law firm or corporate law department)
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Union Pacific supports diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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