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Paralegal/Legal Assistant II Duties: Work on catastrophic and serious injury cases from intake through trial. Intake of new personal injury cases, drafting pleadings, responding to and propounding discovery, reviewing and summarizing medical and employment records, setting depositions, maintaining the attorneyâ€™s calendar and transcribing settlement demands. Following established guidelines, gathers, prepares, summarizes relevant materials for use by attorneys in preparation of opinions, briefs and other legal documents; summarizes depositions and other transcripts. Maintains case files; performs simple legal research; Indexes, tracks and controls exhibits and other materials at depositions and at trial; Assists attorneys in courtroom and prepare exhibit crossÂ references. Screen documents for relevance and privilege according to established guidelines and criteria. Performs initial compilation of documents for FOIA or production requests, subject to review by superiors and trial staff. Perform miscellaneous errands, such as carrying mail to and from the post office and sorting opening incoming and outgoing mail. Provide additional legal and administrative support functions as assigned. Some â€œday travelâ€ may be required to nearby locations.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: BA/BS degree or a certificate from an accredited paralegal program and 5+ years of experience in a civil litigation law firm environment. Must have excellent computer, communication, proofreading and organizational skills. Must be able to work independently and have excellent oral and written communication skills. A working knowledge of state and federal court procedure, experience in civil litigation, trial preparation, medical and employment record review and summaries and experience with document-intensive litigation is required. Strong attention to detail and communication skills. Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important. Ability to move about inside an office setting to access files, office machinery, etc as well as operate a computer.
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