Litigation Paralegal (Min 5 yrs. exp. Remote Work Option) job vacancy in Cranfill Sumner LLP – Jobs in North Carolina

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Company Name : Cranfill Sumner LLP
Company Location : Wilmington, NC 28401
Job Position : Litigation Paralegal (Min 5 yrs. exp. Remote Work Option)
Job Category : Jobs in North Carolina

Job Description :

About us

Cranfill Sumner LLP has more than 75 attorneys serving clients across the state of North Carolina and beyond, with offices located in Raleigh, Charlotte, and Wilmington. We have built a reputation as a firm of tough-minded and tenacious trial lawyers. Our services cover 28 different practice areas including admiralty and maritime law, business law, elder and estate planning, medical malpractice, land condemnation and eminent domain, family law, worker’s compensation and more.

With a culture deeply rooted in the core values of Teamwork, Reputation, and Client Services, our attorneys and staff are highly regarded for their professionalism by their colleagues and other members of the local and state bars across North Carolina.

Summary: Join our team with remote work flexibility. Due to tremendous firm growth, we have two litigation paralegal positions available in our Wilmington office location (remote work option is available), We will also consider candidates with the ability to commute to any of our three office locations (Wilmington-preferred, Raleigh or Charlotte). Litigation Paralegals with 5+ years’ of experience are preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

4 year degree, or

Paralegal certificate from an accredited paralegal program, or

At least 10 years’ experience working as a paralegal



Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite; i.e., Word, Outlook, etc.

Minimum typing speed of 50 wpm

Knowledge of NetDocuments (Document Management Software), and Elite helpful

Must be flexible/detail oriented

Excellent client service or interpersonal skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Excellent time management skills

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Ability to work under pressure and handle conflicting priorities

Ability to maintain confidential information

Ability to provide paralegal support for two or more attorneys

Ability to complete tasks in a timely fashion

Ability to manage/meet deadlines

Ability to work independently, or as part of a team, using initiative in all aspects of assignments

Keen observation skills

Prior North Carolina litigation paralegal experience a plus

Working knowledge or familiarity with NC and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Rules of Evidence

Working knowledge of Admiralty/Maritime law and/or

experience in Real Estate/Lien work a plus

Position has the ability to work remotely once fully trained


Regular attendance 5 days per week – consistently on time

Accuracy of work product

Aspire to record 100 or more billable hours per month

Essential Functions:

The litigation paralegal position may involve some or all of the following duties:

  • Record daily billable time in time and billing system;
  • Prepare conflict check worksheets upon receipt of new cases and set up case files upon firm’s acceptance;
  • Calendar deadlines, hearings, client reporting requirements, discovery, and other events and deadlines in document management system;
  • Draft correspondence, case status reports and budgets;
  • Draft pleadings, including answers, motions, notices, orders, calendar requests, subpoenas, affidavits, and other court filings;
  • Draft discovery requests and responses;
  • Draft Settlement Agreements and Releases;
  • Schedule mediations and depositions;
  • Confer with clients/insureds regarding discovery responses, mediation, depositions, etc.;
  • Locate, contact and/or interview parties, witnesses, and experts;
  • Communicate with opposing counsel, co-counsel, clients, insureds, expert witnesses, court personnel, and others, to facilitate progress of cases;
  • Communicate with vendors regarding copying, preparation of exhibits, imaging, etc.;
  • Prepare information to be provided to experts, including pleadings, demographics, and medical records, and maintain a record of the same;
  • Review and analysis of large quantities of documents for confidentiality/privilege/work product/relevance prior to production to plaintiff’s counsel;
  • Maintain deposition errata sheets;
  • Prepare medical and event chronologies;
  • Summarize depositions;
  • Summarize discovery responses from other parties;
  • Prepare and update indices of pleadings, discovery, and other file materials;
  • Organize, analyze and maintain case file, including documents, discovery, pleadings, medical records, and trial notebooks;
  • Perform online research regarding criminal record, driving record, and civil suit histories;
  • Perform legal research;
  • Cite-check briefs and assist in preparation of supporting exhibits;
  • Create databases, code documents, and load deposition transcripts into Eclipse;
  • Assist with preparations for hearings/mediations/trials, including preparation of exhibits, power point presentations, notebooks, etc.;
  • Maintain attorney deadlines and calendar;
  • Any other related tasks that may be assigned by Management or supervising attorneys.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $22.00 – $28.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees and guests are encouraged to social distance and wear a mask in common areas. Regular cleaning of shared surfaces is performed daily.


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • Drafting Discovery: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Drafting Pleadings and/or Settlement Documents: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Entering Billable Time: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Paralegal: 2 years (Required)

Work Location: One location

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