ZEK offers associates an excellent environment in which to develop and exercise their legal skills. We believe that ZEK represents an appealing work environment offering challenging legal practice in a firm where outside interests are encouraged (and believed to make you a better lawyer). We are always on the lookout for bright, energetic lawyers who enjoy the practice of law, seek a collegial professional situation and value the importance of a life inside and outside the office. ZEK has been and continues to be committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. *

Unlike other firms, where partners routinely delegate discrete tasks to associates, junior lawyers at ZEK receive significant responsibility for matters assigned to them. Working closely with the Firm's partners, our associates are involved in all aspects of client representation. We strongly support firm-related career and practice development activities as well as outside professional activities.

Positions

Lateral Hiring

To apply, please forward a cover letter, resume and law school transcript to our hiring partner:

Stephen F. Ellman, Esq. Partner
Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP
1211 Avenue of the Americas, 40th Floor
New York, New York 10036

Fax: (212) 753-0396
sellman@zeklaw.com

Paralegals

Litigation Paralegal

We are looking for a skilled Litigation Paralegal with prior litigation experience. You will be responsible with working with attorneys in all phases of litigation up to and including trial and appeal. The successful candidate will be able to provide assistance during all phases of the litigation process including conducting interviews, legal research, document review and production, reviewing draft papers, and trial support.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct pre-claim investigation, legal research, and initial case assessments
  • Review draft pleadings, motions, and appellate documents
  • Perform administrative duties (calendar hearings and deadlines, organize case files, manage logistics, etc.)
  • Maintain pleadings and discovery indexes
  • Organize exhibits, documents, evidence, briefs, and appendices
  • Aid attorneys with interrogatories and other discovery requests
  • Gather relevant information from a variety of sources
  • Liaise between trial teams and internal/external third parties
  • Trial preparation, including preparing witness books, voir dire and jury selection, and witness preparation
  • Provide assistance with case settlements

Requirements

  • Proven working experience as a Litigation Paralegal
  • Applicable knowledge of motions, discovery, evidence, litigation documentation, case citation, court rules and procedures, practices, and others
  • Highly organized with ability to juggle and meet multiple deadlines
  • Strong communication skills along with attention to detail
  • Extensive computer and database expertise
  • Paralegal associates degree or other relevant certification and/or proven working experience as a Litigation Paralegal

To apply, email cover letter and resume to Natalie Cascio:


ncascio@zeklaw.com

Staff Hiring

ZEK is constantly on the lookout for conscientious, energetic individuals to join our legal support team. We offer an attractive compensation package and a professional, collegial work atmosphere.

All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. To apply, please forward cover letter and resume to:

Michael J. Cascio
Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP
1211 Avenue of the Americas, 40th Floor
New York, New York 10036

Fax: (212) 753-0396

* The firm is an equal opportunity employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at ZEK are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. It offers all candidates equal opportunity for employment and advancement based on their ability and without regard to race, religion, creed, color, sex, veteran status, sexual orientation, civil union, domestic partnership status, gender identity and expression, learning disability, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, familial status, genetic information, citizenship status, physical or mental disability or other classification or characteristics protected by federal, state or local law. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence, and employment decisions will be made on a nondiscriminatory basis so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.

Note to Employment Agencies: Please do not forward any unsolicited resumes. ZEK is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited.