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Paralegal II, Litigation The candidate will provide support with litigation matters assigned by management or in-house counsel. Will provide assistance or guidance to other paralegals under supervision of management. Main contact for external law firms and servicers for class actions, direct complaints, counterclaims, or pre-litigation demands. Provides support as a recordâ€™s custodian in witnessing, in mediations, in depositions, in trials, in arbitrations, and in discovery requests. Investigates and performs account level reviews and provides recommendations to management and in-house counsel based upon those investigations. Manage several matters as assigned by management within the litigation inventory including receiving, reviewing, investigating, and analyzing each matter and seeking guidance and escalating any issues to management and in-house counsel. Settle matters with minimal supervision within given settlement authority parameters including ensuring account level obligations are met post settlement. Research pertinent points of law asserted by opposing counsel or that may affect recovery efforts. Monitor all matter deadlines in a timely manner. Process all requests by assigned outside attorneys for media issues, settlement authority, check requests, etc. to bring a suit to resolution. Witness for law firms as a records custodian at telephonic or at live trials, mediations, arbitrations and depositions. Part of the records custodian function requires the Litigation Paralegal II to comprehend and articulate policies and procedures under oath as needed. Work with attorneys to schedule or decline appearances. Evaluate which matters justify travel costs. Work directly with outsourced attorney during briefings to prepare for witness appearance and prepare travel packets for or other witnesses. Coordinate efforts directly with the firms for efficient and effective responses to all requests for discovery to include interrogatories, admissions, disclosures, and production of documents. Also, coordinate with servicers throughout indemnification procedures and processes as required. Review of discovery responses, affidavits, and verifications for other paralegals if asked by management. Investigate and research through utilizing various systems within Resurgent, through contacting various business lines and subject matter experts within same, and through exploring and examining â€œholesâ€ that may exist within a process, policy, or procedure that generated a cause of action or could lead to another cause of action. Research accounts or portfolios for the complete ownership assignment chain from purchase bill of sale through current owner. Identify and escalate to Manager any issues that cause liability or are above authority level. Identify and escalate to Manager any trends that could be systemic or become problematic in future suits. Collect and process all correspondence received on accounts placed with assigned attorneys. Ensure that all actions, discovery and witness requests are tracked through case management software, CounselLink, per defined processes. Assist on any special projects assigned by management and in-house counsel to include training within the legal department. Accept special tasks as necessary and assume responsibility for successfully achieving objectives
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have 2+ years of experience. or 4 year college degree is strongly preferred. 5+ yearsâ€™ litigation experience as a litigation paralegal either in a corporate legal department or in a law firm, or a combination of the two, required. National certification by either NALA or NFPA is strongly preferred years of relevant experience is considered in lieu of certification. Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Must have advanced organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills with an emphasis on attention to detail.
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