Mariclaire Soulsby has over twenty-seven years’ experience supporting, maintaining, and controlling complex commercial litigation cases and consumer class actions. Her experience includes: coordinating and implementing Microsoft Access, Summation, and Ringtail databases; coordinating and performing extensive document productions and other e-discovery projects; organizing pleadings, depositions and deposition exhibits; assisting with case development; coordinating coverage for all case-related deadlines; preparing and serving local, national and international FOIA records requests and subpoenas; and preparing summaries with regard to depositions, medical records and document productions.
She also assists with drafting of pleadings; legal research; proofreading, cite checking and Shepardizing legal memoranda and other documents. Mariclaire has extensive experience assisting attorneys at depositions, hearings, focus groups, mediations/arbitrations, multi-week trials and in settlement negotiations; coordinating all aspects of outside vendor assistance and herself operating courtroom technology; preparing and organizing witness notebooks; preparing demonstrative evidence including deposition clips; and assisting with witness preparation, voir dire and jury questionnaires. She is proficient with the entire Microsoft Office package, including Access, Excel, and PowerPoint. Mariclaire has assisted with firm-wide technical support on Summation, Ringtail and Trial Director with all aspects of litigation practice.
- Paralegal, Hahn Loeser & Parks, 1990 to present.
E-Discovery Certification by KrolLDiscovery in Minnesota, 2006.
Practical Legal Research and Analysis for the Paralegal in Ohio, December 1999.
Courtroom Technology: Automated trial preparation techniques, October 1996.
Preparing for Trial: The Role of the Paralegal, December 1995.
People’s Law School, September – October 1995.
Practical Techniques for Legal Assistants, 1993.
Cleveland Bar Association: Associate Member, 1992 – 1999.
Cleveland Association of Paralegals (CAP): Member, 1992 – 1999; Newsletter and Continuing Education Committees, 1996 – 1998; Director of Operations & Communications, 1998 – 1999.
Ohio Paralegal Association of Cleveland (OPAC), Board of Trustees and Vice President, 1999 – 2001.