Civil Litigation Paralegal

Description:

Experienced paralegal will support a busy plaintiff’s side personal injury and wrongful termination litigation practice. Practice areas include auto accidents, wrongful death, premises liability, and wrongful termination. Functions of the position include:

  • Monitors deadlines including pleading and discovery deadlines.
  • Maintains calendars and schedules for the team’s attorneys, including court dates, court-mandated appearances, depositions, mediations, and telephone conferences with clients, insurance adjusters, attorneys, experts, etc.
  • Maintains electronic document management indices for investigation, pleadings, and discovery records.
  • Coordinates with attorneys, clients, accountants, and providers to maintain accurate case costs.
  • Uses standard templates to prepare and send various case-related legal documents, such as preservation letters, notices of claim, notices of representation, and client welcome letters.
  • Responsible for initial drafting (using the firm’s form documents subject to editing as necessary) and timely filings of discovery answers and requests.
  • Prepares summonses and subpoenas, coordinate with a process server to ensure timely, effective service of process.
  • Serves and files pleadings, discovery, and correspondence (includes state and federal electronic filing).
  • Assists the team with trial preparation, including assembly, trial documents, managing and organizing trial documents, witness logistics, and trial preparation.
  • Performs investigative duties on cases – coordinating with investigators, talking to witnesses, doing investigative research, etc.
  • Required Skills and Characteristics:
  • Must have exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must be experienced in both federal and state ECF.
  • Must have strong phone skills as well as the initiative to make repeated follow up phone calls.
  • Must be proficient at handling all administrative duties in a litigation law office, including copying, scanning, and filing.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, and Adobe software programs.
  • Must have strong analytical skills, accuracy, and the ability to identify and index case-related documents.
  • have strong time management skills with the ability to complete tasks independently.
  • Must be cooperative and work collaboratively with other members of the firm.
  • Must have a positive and professional attitude and demeanor, with effective communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Must have excellent judgment and ability to make important decisions within the scope of prescribed duties.
  • Must be trustworthy and reliable.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 – $80,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Microsoft Office: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No
 
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