Litigation Support Manager - Cerritos
Are you a Litigation Support Professional tired of making the commute to Los Angeles every day? We are currently recruiting on a Litigation Support Manager needed to join a respected law firm in the Long Beach/Orange County area.
The Litigation Support Manager is responsible for managing projects and providing consulting and support services with respect to the preservation, collection, processing, review, and production of documents and data, as well as providing trial support and presentation services. This position is also responsible for collaborating with multiple stakeholders to develop firmwide litigation support best practices.
Specific Litigation Support Manager duties include:
Collaborate with case team and client to plan and manage all litigation support activities associated with matters, including the collection, processing, hosting, review, and production of data maintained in internal and external repositories
Develop litigation support budget estimates and proactively advise case teams on issues affecting approved budgets and timelines
Coordinate or perform in-house data management activities such as data processing, loading into database applications, image loading into imaging viewing applications, building production subsets, and other database maintenance
Create, maintain and support document review databases throughout the lifecycle of matters, including processing data, filtering data, generating reports, and assisting with database searches.
Prepare in-house document productions and quality control check vendor-created document productions
Analyze and test new versions of litigation support software; troubleshoot litigation support applications and databases
Accurately document project activities and time allocation
Identify opportunities for improved use of technology or process to gain efficiencies and develop firmwide litigation support best practices
Education and outreach to attorneys and paralegals on the utilization of the litigation support department and litigation technology
Maintain relevant technical and professional knowledge of applications, equipment, and related topics through training, vendor meetings, seminars, vendor materials, self-study, user group meetings, industry networking, and professional journals
Qualified Litigation Support Managers will have:
A minimum of 5 years of experience managing multiple litigation support projects and priorities in a timely fashion, simultaneously with a high degree of accuracy, professionalism and client-service orientation
Advanced user and administrative knowledge of litigation support and eDiscovery software such as Relativity, Ipro, Concordance, CaseMap, LiveNote, and TrialDirector. Hands-on experience using, administrating and supporting litigation software packages.
Ability to proactively manage case team expectations, recognize needs and adapt plans accordingly.
Experience with courtroom presentation tools.
Comprehensive understanding of how databases work. Demonstrated skill in manipulating database load files. Experience collecting, managing, organizing, and producing electronically stored information (ESI).
Experience in exporting and importing data from a variety of formats.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite; advanced knowledge of Excel preferred
Experience assessing and summarizing RFP responses, including pricing models. Ability to effectively manage technical issues with e-Discovery and Litigation Support providers.
Ability to take an assignment from inception to completion with minimal supervision or by following broad guidelines and internal best practices.
Experience consulting case teams and clients on best practices related to data identification, preservation and collection.
Experience with forensic data collection best practices and tools is a plus
Ability to work overtime as needed.
Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline preferred, as are industry-related certifications