Litigation Technology Specialist
Salary: $29.03-$35.43 hourly / $5,048-$6,163 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general direction, consults with attorneys and
others to develop and provide technical support for litigation, from
the initial preparation of cases through trial and on appeal.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This classification is distinguished
from the County's attorney job classifications and the Paralegal job
classification by its emphasis on planning, developing, and
providing technology solutions to support attorneys litigating
cases. This class is further distinguished from the Computer Systems
Specialist job series by the requirement that incumbents have
sufficient legal expertise to understand the processes of
litigation, the rules of evidence, and the proceedings of the courts
to use technology to support trial teams effectively and
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Acquires and maintains knowledge of the practical applications to
litigation of current computer technology, such as optical character
recognition (OCR), document imaging and coding, database design and
management, current multimedia presentation software, and
specialized litigation support software.
1. Evaluates and makes recommendations for the purchase and upgrade
of litigation related software.
2. Installs, maintains, upgrades, and provides user access and
support for litigation related software.
3. Provides training to others including attorneys, paralegals, and
legal secretaries in the use and capabilities of litigation related
4. In consultation with other members of trial teams, designs,
develops, and implements a variety of technological solutions to
litigation issues; e.g. designs, organizes, and maintains data bases
to respond to the needs of attorneys to locate important documents
or produce evidence on demand during trials; uses specialized
litigation software to link case events to documents and
transcripts, or to organize, search, and share documentary evidence
as part of the discovery process; uses computerized court-rules
based calendaring systems to ensure the deadlines of various
jurisdictions are met.
5. Provides courtroom technical support by operating software,
managing transcripts and databases, accessing needed documents and
other electronic exhibits, and supporting litigators as needed.
6. Troubleshoots unforeseen technical difficulties and resolves
issues during hearings, mediations, arbitrations, trials and related
proceedings as well as in the office.
7. May perform basic LAN/WAN administration and user support duties
in conjunction with other IT professionals or as a back-up for
departmental Computer System Specialists.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Any combination of training, education, and
experience that includes at least two years of paralegal experience
in a litigation environment and that provides the required knowledge
Knowledge of: legal principles and terminology; rules of evidence;
court and trial procedures; methods and requirements of legal
discovery and legal research; principles and practices of document
collection, imaging, coding, electronic storage, and retrieval;
current word processing, spreadsheet, data base, multimedia
presentation, and specialized litigation support software used by
the hiring department; functions and operations of personal
computers and peripherals, including hardware/software installation,
maintenance, and troubleshooting.
Ability to: determine technology needs of litigators, evaluate
possible solutions, and apply technology to meet the needs of
litigation; analyze and resolve litigation software user needs and
problems; use and instruct others in the use of litigation support
software systems; apply legal principles, practices, and precedents;
identify, evaluate and recall information relevant to trial
preparation and presentation; establish and maintain effective
working relationships with attorneys and others; communicate clearly
orally and in writing; organize workload, prioritize tasks; work
under strict deadlines and under the pressures of the litigation