eDiscovery Paralegal

Pacific Gas And Electric Company (PG&E)
  • Location
    San Francisco, California
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 10

Position description

Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation#s cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. Its the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

The Law Department provides timely, efficient and business-focused legal services to the company. The Law Department’s substantive legal activities fall in these categories: Litigation, Regulatory, Contract and Corporate Services.

Position Summary

The eDiscovery Paralegal will assist PG&E Law Department’s Discovery Group in all phases of electronic discovery across all litigation, regulatory, government, and subpoena matters. 

You must be able to travel to other PG&E offices occasionally.

 

Responsibilities:

- Assist with assessing eDiscovery requirements and provide support for all phases of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) under the supervision of a senior paralegal

- Compose pleadings (i.e.: motions, appeals, and etc.), testimonies, briefs, opinions, subpoenas, discoveries, pretrial agreements, transcripts, memoranda, correspondence, reports, and various other documents for attorneys.

- Compose reports regarding compliance for federal, state, and local regulatory agencies and commissions.

- Record and monitor the docket schedule of court appearance dates, pleadings, cases, and postponements for attorneys.

- Prepare and assemble case materials, exhibits, and documents for meetings, hearings, and court appearances.

- Provide support for legal discovery including the collection and examination of documents, privilege review, redaction, and composition of requests and responses; review and analyze documents using Clearwell and Relativity

- Assist with the preparation of witnesses for meetings, hearings, depositions, and court appearances; communicate closely with in-house legal team, information technology department, records team, outside counsel, and eDiscovery service providers to successfully complete eDiscovery activities; and assist the eDiscovery Group with the creation, implementation, and day-to-day management of eDiscovery projects

- Research case law citations, references, quotations, court proceedings, hearing processes, and litigation procedures, facts, and terminology.

- Establish, update, and maintain a legal library for filing and recordkeeping of all cases, meetings, evidence, materials, correspondence, and documents.

- Ensure the accurate and complete indexing and affixation of labeling for documents.

- Coordinate with client groups, consultants, opposing counsel, court officials and regulatory agency/commission personnel regarding various legal and compliance matters; communicate with PG&E custodians to identify and collect data

- Respond to various inquiries, requests, visitations, telephone calls, and correspondence regarding meetings, hearings, cases, and court proceedings.

- Provide support to attorneys for meetings, hearings, depositions, and court appearances; provide advice, coordinate and manage all eDiscovery activities for subpoenas, litigation matters, and regulatory matters

- Develop recommendations to continuously improve case management, administration, and support; provide advice, coordinate and manage all eDiscovery activities for subpoenas, litigation matters, and regulatory matters, and identify and implement eDiscovery process improvements; and maintain and analyze metrics of eDiscovery activities

- Participate in eDiscovery conferences and events

- May provide training guidance, and instruction to paralegal clerks

Qualifications

Minimum:

- Bachelor’s degree in business administration, communications, English, international relations, journalism, political science, public affairs, public policy, science, or related discipline

- 3 years of experience as a paralegal, legal assistant, secretary, or clerk

Desired:

- 5 years of experience as a paralegal

- Paralegal certificate

- Knowledge of technology, eDiscovery concepts, legal holds, chain of custody, document review/management platforms, common data sources, Boolean searching and file types

- Proficient with eDiscovery software and technology

- Strong verbal and written communication skills

- Strong Excel skills

- CEDS Certified

- Organized, analytical, and a quick learner with an interest in technology solutions

Application instructions

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