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Legal Staff Paralegal in Portland, OR

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Company name

Smith Freed & Eberhard

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - Personal Injury

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Portland, OR

Date Last Verified

Aug 13,2018

Posted on

Aug 10,2018

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Paralegal – Personal Injury Duties: Responsibility includes case management by reviewing and analyzing claims file materials, preparing notebooks, indexing and comparing documents, and creating and maintaining medical chronologies and billing summaries. Will be responsible for all aspect of discovery, which includes preparing and serving discovery requests, summarizing discovery responses, and identifying and obtaining all documents needed to complete discovery. Entail preparing Subpoenas Duces Tecum and conducting investigation research. Will be responsible for assisting the attorney with exhibits, documents, and file preparation for deposition, arbitration, and/or trial. Will be required to identify and understand each client-specific billing guideline and ensure all billable work is being performed within those guidelines. Multi-task, prioritize assignments, and manage multiple deadlines. Move cases forward with little supervision. Monitor and case management of litigation files, including tracking deadlines. Draft various pleadings such as Motions, Affidavits, Orders, Request for Production, Requests for Admissions, Subpoena Duces Tecum, etc., specific to case. Review and respond to written discovery requests. Review medical records/bills and create medical summary and medical billing. Perform in-depth research and investigation for case development. Assist attorneys with exhibits, documents, and file preparation for deposition, arbitration, and trial. Identify and understand each client-specific billing guideline to ensure work is being performed within those guidelines.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have 2+ years of experience working in insurance defense, specifically personal injury. Someone who has demonstrated the ability to handle complex assignments, work independently, have excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills, and handle a variety of tasks simultaneously. Familiarity with medical chronologies and/or the insurance industry is a plus, as well as experience in preparing Motions, Affidavits, Orders, Request for Production, Requests for Admissions, Subpoena Duces Tecum. Familiarity with Oregon law.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Smith Freed & Eberhard
111 Southwest Fifth Avenue
Suite 4300
Portland, OR 97204