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Paralegal The candidate supports the efficient operation of the Law & Regulation (L&R) Litigation Services department by applying knowledge of legal concepts and processes. Under the direction of the departmentâ€™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 Bachelorâ€™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 ability to work in diverse, multi-office, and long distance environments. Must have basic budget management skills and ability to reconcile expense reports. Should have basic project management skills and experience interacting with law firm/vendors. Must have ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Should have basic researching, proofreading, and formatting skills. Should have ability to collaborate and interact with all levels of personnel and build strong relationships with business colleagues
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