McGuireWoods LLP

  • Paralegal

    Category Paralegal
    Job Location
  • Overview

    The Firm's Restructuring and Insolvency practice group has an opportunity for an Entry-Level Litigation Paralegal to join its team in Richmond, VA.  This Paralegal will monitor filings in bankruptcy and other federal and state courts and manage heavy caseload in coordination with firm attorneys. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented, self-starter with strong technology and problem solving skills and committed to learning about the litigation and transactional aspects of a fast-paced corporate bankruptcy and complex litigation practice. 


    McGuireWoods LLP is a global law firm with a legacy reaching back more than 175 years.  We are strong in the traditional legal practices such as litigation and corporate law, but we are also leaders in rapidly expanding fields such as data privacy and security, the life sciences, private equity, and healthcare, among many others.  We offer the opportunity to grow through an extensive range of legal practice areas and industries, and to work in locations around the world.  Perhaps the most attractive aspect of joining our firm is the opportunity to work with our lawyers and leaders, all of whom reflect the value McGuireWoods places on experience, talent, and diversity.  For more information, please visit


    • Assists attorneys with researching, preparing, and cite-checking pleadings, briefs, motions, and other legal filings (using LEXIS, Westlaw, and other research platforms as appropriate).
    • Assists attorneys with discovery phase, including preparation of discovery requests, issuing subpoenas, and preparing for and attending depositions.
    • Manages and maintains case files through internal and web-based document management systems.
    • Assist attorneys and outside document vendors with large-scale document production and review through various platforms, e.g. Relativity and Concordance.
    • Manages calendars, docket updates and tickler systems, and assists in meeting deadlines and preparing for and attending court hearings.
    • Coordinates mailings, copying projects, and court filings in state and federal courts (including e-filing where available).


    • Four year degree required.
    • Paralegal Certification from an ABA accredited program preferred.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, firm management, and external parties.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Acrobat, ECF/Pacer, and other legal support software as appropriate.

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