Litigation Paralegal

Administration and OperationsAll Practice AreasLos Angeles, CA

Job Description

At K&L Gates, we are looking for smart, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us.  Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.

The global law firm of K&L Gates LLP is seeking a Litigation Paralegal to join the Los Angeles office. The Litigation Paralegal assists lawyers, performing a variety of management functions and factual investigations.  The individual holding this position performs legal tasks that require significant independent judgment and may have the responsibility to supervise and train project assistants and paralegals. Candidates must be self-starters who possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent communication skills and a commitment to providing the highest quality client service are strongly preferred.


  • Heavy database management and maintenance.
  • Analysis and preparation of pleadings, documents, reports, and correspondence.
  • Efiling experience in state and federal courts and service of documents.
  • Maintaining trial exhibits lists
  • Motion practice, specifically motions for summary judgment.
  • Preparation of trial and hearing notebooks, depositions exhibits, subpoenas, orders and other materials.
  • Responsible for serving as a resource person regarding court rules and document requirements.
  • All aspects of asbestos case management including, but not limited to, all phases of the discovery process, tracking and communicating case related dates/deadlines and information, and trial preparation.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Detail-oriented, motivated, creative, and capable of managing multiple tasks with conflicting deadlines in a demanding, but rewarding, environment.
  • Strong familiarity with California and federal courts.
  • Trial experience.
  • A strong team player, as well as the ability to work on independent projects.
  • The ability to adapt to and embrace change; work independently with minimal supervision; and work under strict deadlines.
  • Self-motivated, exercising sound judgment, demonstrating good time-management and teamwork skills.
  • A commitment to providing excellent client service, and effectively interacting with clients as well as staff at all levels.
  • The flexibility to work overtime as needed to meet deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel, required.  Trial Director and Case Notebook experience a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must.
  • Prior paralegal experience in a litigation environment, including experience with claim intake and case management skills, is highly desired.


K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers across five continents. We have experienced dramatic growth in the past decade and now rank among the largest U.S. based law firms in the world.  We take pride in constantly striving for innovation, imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We come up with big ideas and then roll up our sleeves to get the job done, guiding our clients through their most complex issues in a variety of industry sectors and across multiple regions of the world.

The industry recognition the firm has garnered in the past five years emanates from the foundation of a global community aligned on behalf of our clients. The people at K&L Gates are committed to working together to create a legacy for each other, the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we serve. We thrive in an inclusive and socially conscious environment that embraces diversity and takes a holistic approach to the career evolution of all our professionals.

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We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent benefits.


The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Firm that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment and dismissal. In addition, it is the Firm’s policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind including, without limitation, that which is sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related or ethnic background-related.