Senior Legal Editor, Litigation, New Jersey

Senior Legal Editor, Litigation (New Jersey)

Overview:

Practical Law, a Thomson Reuters business, is a leading online provider of legal know-how. We help business lawyers practice more efficiently and deliver greater value to clients. We deliver our content to companies, law firms, and law schools.

Our subscribers include most major international law firms and corporations, including over 90% of the top 200 law firms in the UK, over 80% of the AMLAW 100, and over 1,800 major companies worldwide. We launched our first US services in January 2009 and our Law Department service for in-house lawyers in January 2010.

We are a dynamic and fast growing company and are always looking out for bright and passionate people who share our vision for the future of legal services. We were recognized by the American Bar Association as being one of the three US companies that represent the future of law practice. For more information about Practical Law see our website at http://www.us.practicallaw.tr.com/.

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Responsibilities:

Practical Law US is looking for a Litigation Editor to work on New Jersey resources for our Litigation Service.

The Editor will:

  • Develop and draft litigation content with a focus on New Jersey state practice for the Litigation service and other Practical Law services.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external law firm contributors providing litigation resources.
  • Write, edit, and update resources, including practice guidance notes, checklists, and standard forms, in accordance with Practical Law writing style.
  • Write and edit content for Practical Law's companion magazine, Practical Law The Journal: Litigation.
  • Stay informed of current developments and issues in New Jersey state practice to ensure timely updates of existing content and development of new content.
  • Organize and conduct webinars on topics of interest to attorneys practicing in New Jersey state and assist with marketing initiatives and sales demonstrations.

Thomson Reuters provides professionals with the intelligence, technology and human expertise they need to find trusted answers. We enable professionals in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, and media markets to make the decisions that matter most, all powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

Candidates should have at least the following skills and experience:

  • This role may also be located in a home office in NJ if geography does not allow commute to NYC.*

Minimum of eight (8) years' experience working as a litigator in a law firm, company, or governmental agency, with significant experience practicing in New Jersey state courts.

  • JD required.
  • Enthusiasm and ambition, with a desire to improve the efficiency of legal services.
  • Keen interest in the litigation process and court procedure, with an emphasis on the State of New Jersey.
  • A solid understanding of the needs of New Jersey law firm attorneys and corporate counsel with regards to all areas of New Jersey practice.
  • Experience in the following areas of New Jersey practice is strongly preferred:
  • New Jersey state court civil procedure (e.g, how to commence an action, how to make a motion, how to conduct voir dire);
  • drafting litigation documents such as pleadings, motions, discovery requests, and appellate briefs;
  • serving and filing court documents;
  • taking and defending depositions;
  • arguing motions and other applications before a court;
  • trial and appellate practice;
  • counseling clients in litigation avoidance, mitigation, management, and settlement;
  • alternative dispute resolution; and
  • a focus on specific areas of practice, such as commercial litigation, construction litigation, real estate litigation, products liability litigation, and/or foreclosure actions.
  • A passion for writing and good editing skills, including:
  • very close attention to detail;
  • impressive command of grammar, punctuation, and plain English; and
  • the ability to write about complex legal issues clearly and simply.

Candidates selected for a second interview will be required to submit a writing sample.

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