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Senior Paralegal

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Location: CHICAGO, IL, United States
Organization: ComEd
Job ID: 253683
Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
Date Posted: Jul 3, 2024

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Job Description

Description

We're powering a cleaner, brighter future.

Exelon is leading the energy transformation, and we're calling all problem solvers, innovators, community builders and change makers. Work with us to deliver solutions that make our diverse cities and communities stronger, healthier, and more resilient.

We're powered by purpose-driven people like you who believe in being inclusive and creative, and value safety, innovation, integrity, and community service. We are a Fortune 200 company, 19,000 colleagues strong serving more than 10 million customers at six energy companies -- Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco).

In our relentless pursuit of excellence, we elevate diverse voices, fresh perspectives, and bold thinking. And since we know transforming the future of energy is hard work, we provide competitive compensation, incentives, excellent benefits, and the opportunity to build a rewarding career.

Are you in?

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

Provides litigation support under attorney supervision in the following areas: Electronic and other discovery; legal holds; case/ docket research; records subpoenas; court filings; file management; trial, hearing and brief preparation; and other areas as the need arises.  Works with business clients, legal practice groups and legal operations team as appropriate to carry out job duties. 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

Under attorney supervision, utilize applicable software systems to preserve, collect, review, and produce documents and other data related to legal proceedings. 

30%

Under attorney supervision, draft, cite check, proofread, and/or format routine administrative litigation pleadings, pre-filed written testimony, discovery requests, and discovery responses

30%

Provide general support as needed in connection with pre-litigation and litigation matters

25%

Provide support for trial, hearing, and brief preparation

5%

Assist with Legal Department compliance obligations

5%

Special projects for litigation group, non-litigation practice groups or legal operations team

5%

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications 

-Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 4 years experience preferred; Paralegal or associate degree and minimum of 6 years experience required; 8 years of technical eDiscovery experience can substitute for degree

-Experience drafting cite checking, and/or formatting routine litigation pleadings, discovery requests, and discovery responses

-Experience managing electronic discovery processes and systems using document collection and production tools

-Excellent research skills, including experience with Lexis, Pacer, and electronic court dockets

-Familiarity with filing requirements and procedures in Illinois state and federal courts

-Strong file management and organizational skills

-Experience providing support in connection with trial, hearing, and brief preparation

-Ability to multi-task and effectively manage workload demands.

-Strong oral and written communication skills

-Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively independently or as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications

-Familiarity and experience with administrative proceedings at the Illinois Commerce Commission or otherwise

-Familiarity and experience with fields of law governed by regulatory or statutory frameworks

-Familiarity with Illinois appellate filings

Benefits
  • 401(k) match and annual company contribution
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, floating and fixed holidays and sick time
  • Maternity leave as well as paid bonding/primary caregiver leave or parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child or to care for an ill family member, as applicable (eligibility based on position)
  • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions
  • Wellbeing programs such as tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance and fitness reimbursement
  • Referral bonus program
  • And much more
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