Temporary E-Discovery Project Attorney (Remote)

Reed Smith LLP Remote
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January 20, 2023
Reed Smith LLP
Miami, FL
TEMPORARY
Position Summary
Temporary Project Attorneys periodically assist the firm’s Pittsburgh, PA-based Records & E-Discovery Team with discovery projects using various litigation software tools. Primary responsibilities include conducting reviews for responsiveness, privilege and key issue content. This project is expected to last for 5 months.

Candidates for the Temporary Project Attorney position must be actively licensed in good standing in Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, California, Texas, Florida, Virginia, Washington DC, New Jersey or Delaware. Temporary Project Attorneys will be engaged on a project basis and paid at an hourly rate for hours worked. The rate of pay is $28/hr. The duration of employment can vary by project and typically last on a weekly or monthly basis. Selected candidates will be expected to work a 40-hour week during regular business hours (Between 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM), 8 hours per day-Monday through Friday. Participation in conference and Zoom calls are frequently required and daily-accurate time entry is mandatory. Upcoming assignments involve working remotely until the firm authorizes a return to the office. A personal computer and secure internet connection is required. Outside legal work is not permitted during the duration of employment with Reed Smith. Prior large-scale document review experience strongly preferred.

Additionally, access to our U.S. offices will be limited to personnel who are fully vaccinated from COVID-19. If you believe that you require an accommodation to this policy because of a medical, religious or other reason, please let us know at the time of your interview so that a reasonable accommodation can be discussed.

Essential Functions
  • Ability to efficiently and accurately review documents using litigation software.
  • Timely and accurately record daily timekeeping.
  • Must work cohesively with team members in a very collaborative environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Proficient in MS suite of software including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to providing high quality legal service to clients.

Requirements
  • Education: Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be, at the time of application and throughout the course of the project, licensed to practice law and in good standing in Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, California, Texas, Florida, Virginia, Washington DC, New Jersey or Delaware.
  • Due Diligence: Candidates must provide information needed to complete conflict and background checks and provide a certificate of good standing from the Court in which they are actively licensed to the Human Resource Department prior to commencing work on the project. Any fees related to obtaining the certificate are the responsibility of the candidates. During the course of employment, successful candidates must maintain requirements for continuing licensure for law practice.
  • Experience: Strong academic credentials, large law firm experience and prior electronic document review experience preferred.
  • Skills: Experience with a variety of different litigation support tools such as Relativity preferred.

Other
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: None
  • Equipment to be Used: Personal computer and other office equipment such as telephone, calculator, fax machine, copier, scanner, etc.
  • Typical Physical Demands: Manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office equipment.
  • Typical Mental Demands: Able to deal with stress associated with fast-paced work environment. Multiple priorities/tasks. Make judgment decisions and adapt to changing work situations. Grasp and apply new ideas. Communicate with various personalities at all levels.
  • Working Conditions: Work is performed in an office setting with open workspaces. The dress code is business casual.

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