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Senior Trial Preparation Coordinator

Job ID: 31715
Department: Law
Location: Park Avenue South


The Law Department is seeking a Senior Trial Preparation Coordinator for our Litigation group.  The Coordinator will support trial attorneys responsible for civil cases in the state and federal courts.   The job requires negotiating with internal and external personnel to locate necessary records; identify witnesses; alert attorneys to potential issues; identify and retain appropriate experts; and coordinate with outside investigators to serve subpoenas.  The successful candidate will have strong organizational abilities, computer skill, interpersonal skills, and familiarity with the federal and state courts in New York and New Jersey. 

Reporting directly to the Assistant General Counsel, the Senior Trial Preparation Coordinator is responsible for a wide range of duties that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate with Port Authority departments, facilities, and PAPD to obtain discovery
  • Coordinate meetings with witnesses, and arranging for their appearances at depositions and trials
  • Coordinate hiring of experts and arranging for their appearances at trial
  • Continue developing a roster of trial experts in such fields as medicine and engineering, among others
  • Hire and work with investigators who assist in trial preparation
  • Foster relationships with line departments that encourages cooperation in assisting with litigation matters
  • Coordinate with City, State, and local authorities to obtain information and document discovery


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor's degree or 3 years of relevant work experience
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • Relevant experience includes Claims, Paralegal or Investigative experience that required the ability to execute quickly, problem solve, and effectively communicate with diverse groups of people.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to influence diverse stakeholders to achieve required outcomes
  • Ability to manage high-volume of work and complete tasks on time
  • Knowledge of court procedures
  • Ability to identify problems and work toward resolutions
  • Able to adjust to multiple tasks and demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change
  • Proficiency with computer software (e.g., MS Word, Excel, Outlook)

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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