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Paralegal The candidate family supports the efficient operation of the Law and Regulation Litigation Services department by applying knowledge of legal concepts and processes. Under the direction of the department’s attorneys, supports the management of insurance defense and tort litigation/dispute work and related issues/matters. Provides paralegal support for Litigation Services attorneys. Prepares pleadings and motions. Under general attorney supervision, facilitates the discovery process, including: obtaining records, reviewing documents, interviewing clients, preparing trial materials, and summarizing and analyzing research Identifies, summarizes, and monitors relevant issues. Review new file assignments, draft initial pleadings (e.g. answer, motion, etc.), and draft discovery. Prepare brief to assist client in presenting case in small claims court. Draft responses to discovery demands. Assist clients in answering questions regarding discovery. Review and serve responses to discovery demands. Assist attorney in preparing materials for trial, arbitration or mediation. Assist with the identification and summarizing of relevant issues; continually monitor issues and update attorney, as appropriate. Review new and proposed legislation and determine applicability.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Bachelor’s Degree in related field -or- American Bar Association (ABA) approved Paralegal Certificate. Insurance-industry experience preferred. Must have knowledge of legal holds and discovery processes. Should have analytical skills and strong attention to detail. Must have ability to identify, prioritize and solve problems effectively regarding basic matters. Should have basic budget management skills and ability to reconcile expense reports. Must have basic project management skills and experience interacting with law firm/vendors. Must have ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Basic researching, proofreading, and formatting skills are needed. Must have ability to collaborate and interact with all levels of personnel and build strong relationships with business colleagues. Should have strong interpersonal skills, advanced written and oral communication and effective customer service skills. Ability to identify inconsistencies in routine work and initiate corrective action within own workflow is required.
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