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Paralegal I - Occupational Disease

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required

Location

Kansas City, MO

Date Last Verified

Sep 16,2017

Posted on

Feb 06,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General
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Paralegal I - Occupational Disease Duties: Perform a variety of paralegal functions to assist Senior Paralegals and Attorneys in representing their clients fairly and efficiently, completing casework, documentation and interaction with clients in preparation for and during (or up to and including) trial. Under direction, completes legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts. This includes assisting more senior Paralegals in the commencement of action for new cases, the discovery process, pretrial preparation, trial, post-trial and appellate work, settlements and general paralegal responsibilities. Assist attorney and senior paralegals in all phases of discovery, prepares discovery responses and requests to include requests for production, interrogatories and requests for admissions, depositions, docketing, scheduling, fielding client calls, and frequent written and oral communication with defense and/or co-counsel. Arrange files and reviews documents and may prepare summonses. May draft pre-trial data, assists in the preparation of trial notebooks, exhibits and legal authorities. Organize and prepare exhibits, depositions/testimony copies, etc. Prepare trial subpoenas and assist in scheduling of witnesses. As directed by senior paralegals and attorneys, summarize trial testimony and drafts bill of costs. Assist on designation of records and compiling briefs. Conduct legal research on case law using Lexis Nexis, Westlaw, and other appropriate law and/or medical libraries, databases, and online facilities. Perform general/and or administrative paralegal duties including legal research and specific points of briefing cases. Correspond with clients and adversaries. Maintain files, including form files, legal memos and expert’s files. Complete special projects as requested.

Qualification and Experience

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree preferred. 1-3 years of professional work experience in the legal field. MS Office suite competency. Exceptional organizational, time-management skills, and multitasking skills. Previous experience in a fast-paced, high pressure environment required. Ability to communicate proactively, work well independently/with little direction, and collaborate with remote offices essential.

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