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Paralegal

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Posted on

Aug 04,2018

Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required

Location

Mount Pleasant, SC
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Paralegal 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. 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. Review medical records. 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 on- line 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. Experience working in the legal field a plus. Familiar with MS Office suite. Previous experience in a fast-paced, high pressure environment required. Ability to communicate and work well within a team environment required

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Hiring Coordinator
Motley Rice.
28 Bridgeside Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Review:

"Good for Your Career, But Sometimes Feeling Underappreciated "

Current Employee - Reviewed on August 18, 2017

Reconsider how bonuses are determined and allocated. Take a hard look at how productive major partners are on a regular basis. I sometimes felt like individual high-ranking partners got too much credit for their teams' success and were rewarded in ways that didn't motivate everyone to do their best at all times.

Pros : I found the benefits package to be quite satisfactory compared to what I was offered by other local firms. For the most part, it was a physically pleasant environment in a nice area, and working here helped advance my career. After I left and applied for another job, I was told that having experience from here helped my resume stand out.
Cons : My base compensation was only average compared to what other people I knew were making - it seems like they justified this by mentioning the benefits package. A lack of accountability was a problem at times as well - it seemed like other people were always trying to pass work off onto me, which tended to lead to dissatisfaction when it came time to determine bonuses.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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