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Full-time, non-exempt

Salary: $80,000.00 – $110,000 per year (depending on experience and geographic location) + annual performance-based bonus

Our Firm, Mission, Culture and Core Values:

Come join our growing firm! Coopers LLP makes society safer by holding wrongdoers accountable in ways that raise consciousness regarding potentially dangerous behaviors while ensuring just compensation for our clients.

Founded on the principle that achieving success for our clients comes only from fulfilled people who remain civil in the legal system’s adversarial process, Coopers LLP is constantly working to create the best culture of any law firm. Fostering a collaborative team culture and open-door environment that supports each employee’s personal and professional growth and ensures the firm is a pleasant and fun environment is of utmost importance to our firm. We love what we do, and it shows.

Our core values are Relentless, Committed, Candid, Respectful, Collaborative, and Wise. We invite you to read more about our core values on our website’s career page.

Position Summary:

The Paralegal will support a team of attorneys handling a large and varied caseload in litigation through trial, including assisting with case management, administrative support, document preparation and review, research, and communications with clients, attorneys, experts, and the court. The paralegal will work collaboratively with clients and the litigation team.

The below is not an exhaustive list but provides an expectation of the likely day to day responsibilities. The Paralegal should be prepared to work autonomously and respond as required to ensure a high level of service is always maintained. All responsibilities should be carried out in accordance with firm protocols, policies and procedures and best practices.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Accurately and timely processes case documents according to firm’s procedures.
  • Accurately and timely dockets all court and case deadlines using firm’s case management software.
  • Effectively manage time to accomplish daily tasks and duties.
  • Assist multiple attorneys during various stages of litigation.
  • Schedule depositions, meetings, and other litigation related events.
  • Maintain and organize case files.
  • Regularly enter and update case information and expense information in case management software (Filevine).
  • Prepare draft discovery shells, responses, and privilege logs under an attorney’s direction. Organize, index, and bates stamp document production.
  • Finalize draft pleadings, discovery, mediation briefs, motions and other documents, including proofreading, formatting, and organizing and assembling exhibits.
  • File and serve legal documents.
  • Perform basic legal research, online research, and research court rules and procedures.
  • Professionally communicate with clients, courts, attorneys, and experts.
  • Fact-checking legal filing and documents.
  • Open health insurance liens and communicate with health insurance companies to obtain lien information and provide updates.
  • Prepare medical chronologies and medical expense summaries.
  • Assist in trial preparation, including preparing trial binders and organizing exhibits.
  • Prepare settlement distribution reports for clients. Initiate distribution of settlement funds to clients and lienholders.
  • Respond to and incorporate management direction and constructive feedback.
  • Train and assist other paralegals on the litigation team as needed or requested, including new hires and paralegals who are out of the office.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):
  • At least 5 years of experience as a litigation paralegal preferred.
  • Strong personal and professional judgment.
  • Ability to take initiative in the absence of direction.
  • Ability to work under pressure with the ability to handle a wide variety of activities with great discretion and poise.
  • Problem-solving abilities that adapt to a variety of situations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with excellent written and verbal communication skills – able to effectively communicate with leadership and staff to create and administer policies and processes.
  • Ability to respond quickly to shifting circumstances and adjust and prioritize accordingly.
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Zoom and DocuSign.
  • Experience with FileVine is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Familiarity with state and federal rules, procedures, and litigation processes surrounding depositions, discovery, mediations, hearings and trials.
  • Ability to manage heavy workload, prioritize tasks, and work under pressure.
  • Ability to be meticulous with great attention to detail, organized, efficient, and flexible.
  • Ability to be proactive, resourceful, and demonstrates strong problem-solving skills.
  • Dependability, able to work independently, and are deadline focused.
  • Assists other team members if asked and asks for help from others when needed.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

  • Sitting
  • Filing
  • Standing
  • Light lifting

Coopers LLP understands that the best way to provide superb service to our clients is to ensure that our employees love their jobs and the atmosphere they work in. A great culture starts with providing well for our employees. Our team members enjoy a positive working environment with opportunities for professional growth through training and advancement from within the organization. Our team members also enjoy a comprehensive benefits program including:

  • Annual performance-based bonus;
  • Employer-paid medical, dental and vision insurance;
  • Competitive pay;
  • Automatic 401(k) plan contribution by the Firm;
  • Competitive vacation and holiday policy;
  • PTO for staff professional development activities.

We encourage our employees on their path to personal and professional growth. We offer a robust growth program that assists employees with envisioning and accomplishing their personal, professional, and financial goals.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) of this position. Team members will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Job Type:
  • Full-time, non-exempt
  • $80,000.00 – $110,000 per year (depending on experience and geographic location) + annual performance-based bonus
Work Location:
  • Remote; San Francisco Bay Area or Santa Barbara preferred


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