Commercial Litigation Paralegal

Job Locations US-NC-Raleigh
Job ID 2022-3109


Nelson Mullins is seeking a commercial litigation paralegal for our Raleigh office. The paralegal will support the attorneys with complex commercial litigation matters.


A Day in the Life

Paralegal responsibilities will include supporting the attorneys with litigation matters involving financial institutions, corporate, and business litigation in federal and state court, North Carolina Business Court, arbitration and class actions.

We Know You

You will have a minimum of 2-3 years of commercial litigation experience in a law firm, including case preparation from beginning to end and an understanding of a paralegal’s role in the litigation life cycle. Professional will maintain and monitor court deadlines for assigned cases and take ownership of case calendars; electronically file documents with the Court through the ECF system under the supervision of an attorney; perform online PACER research; prepare drafts of pleadings, notices, and motions.  Other responsibilities will allow you to prepare deposition notices (organize, maintain and prepare deposition materials, exhibits and summaries); track and manage discovery, including document productions; participate in case strategy meetings; and handle routine calls and correspondence to courts, outside attorneys, and clients.


You must possess well-developed critical thinking, organizational skills, and the ability to meet deadlines.  A strong sense of accountability, and the ability to take ownership over projects and responsibilities and resolve issues proactively as a team player is imperative. You must also be technology savvy and be a quick study to learning new software.  


Required experience for this role will include:

  • 2 or 4-year degree and a paralegal certificate; however, work experience may be substituted for education.
  • Ability to conduct research using various research tools, including the Internet and Westlaw.
  • Flexibility to work overtime as needed to meet business needs.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter.

Who We Are

With over 930 attorneys and professionals, Nelson Mullins has strong roots in the business community and an appreciation for new directions in the business world. As a Firm, Nelson Mullins has a strong foundation of community service and good citizenship. Our paralegal professionals likewise promote these values, with opportunities to participate and play roles in various pro bono and community service initiatives. We collaborate with each other and with our clients, working side-by-side towards shared goals.


Our Paralegal Department Training Program, staff meetings, retreats, and paid professional association membership allow for continuous opportunities for growth.  We offer hybrid work schedules, quarterly and annual awards in recognition of exceptional contributions, and discretionary bonuses may be available to eligible professionals based on performance.


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