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Paralegal - Personal Injury Workers Compensation Litigation Duties: Provide overall support to attorneysâ€™ business needs. To help the attorneys provide intelligent, compassionate and determined advocacy to effectively maximize reimbursement of each clientâ€™s harm. To help with the organization and flow of the office, by making sure cases are progressing and developing smoothly. To make sure that, at the end of the case, the client is satisfied and knows The Lovely Law Firm has stood up for, fought for, and given voice and value to his or her harm. To bring in revenue that contributes to profit. Be familiar with each case in your caseload. Be up-to-date with each case, i.e., Letters of representation and welcome sent within two days after intake. Letters and phone calls updating progress, and negotiation, at each stage. Complete all attorney assignments in a timely manner. Demand letters out within 3 weeks of completion of treatment. Disbursements within 2 weeks of receiving checks. Posting all case information, and litigation information, in Case Management Software. Proportionately contribute to overall firm revenue goals. Achieve 95% positive reviews. Make a claim; if not open, call to report new claim; if open, call to find out claim number and adjuster; if necessary, help with property damage claims; speak to adjusters; send LOR to auto / health ins., welcome letters to clients; open subrogation claim with health insurance or Medicare; enter analysis of case and send analysis to attorney; follow up on client homework such as dec pages; send copies of documents for clients or update them on their case; speak to clients and gets updates on their care; review demand packages; post costs; create motion/mediation/exhibit binders; call on balances for paybacks; request reductions on subro claims, provider balances. Answer phones; potential client intakes, gather information to include in attorney calendar notice to give attorney a good, detailed idea about what the claim is and what follow-up questions need to be asked; meet with clients; during intakes; when they stop by; for disbursements. Compose letters and requests; fax letters or requests; scan incoming letters into file, distribute to attorney. Scan and file incoming documents into case files (FC and physical), pleadings, discovery, correspondence, medical records, evidence. Make copies of pleadings; e-file and e-serve court pleadings; e-file pleadings in PLF client file; create and update pleading index. Draft pleadings and discovery for lawsuits; send Summons, Complaint & Discovery to Defendants; serve service of process packets via mail, if possible; draft other pleadings; draft and serve subpoenas; compose discovery responses; compose discovery requests; pull exhibits; create motion/mediation/exhibit binders; be familiar with whole file; post Case Management notes to attorney when tasks are completed (i.e., noticing a deposition, calendaring scheduling order deadlines, etc.). Speak to clients, give case updates; send copies of documents for clients or update them on their case. Fast Case; Work with our investigators; online searches, etc. calendar all case items and reminders, if necessary; post hearings; post litigation deadlines; make appointments; arrange depositions, mediations, etc.; remind attorneys of calendared items coming up several days in advance. post case and provider information into Needles, update Case Management Software file (i.e., new judge, change in contact info, etc.) as needed. Handle correspondence, pleadings, discovery, exhibits.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Previous litigation experience as a paralegal or other legal field. Familiarity with legal research. Ability to prioritize and multitask. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Deadline and detail-oriented. Proficient in Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and ability to master case management software.
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