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Claims Paralegal

Company name

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Aug 27, 2021

Valid Through

Dec 10, 2021

Posted on

Jul 08, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Miami, FL, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
Litigation >> Litigation - Insurance
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Claims Paralegal
Duties: Under direct supervision, provide professional legal support service to attorneys in the form of basic legal research, drafting of legal and business communications, and general file management. Assist attorneys, other paralegals, and paraprofessional staff within the legal office in all phases of litigation. Prepare legal documents, including pleadings and motions along with exhibits thereto for service and filing. Prepare affidavits or other documents, maintain document files and file pleadings with the court clerk. Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes and documents. Investigate facts and laws of cases to determine causes of action and prepare cases. Gather documents and information from clients, insureds, third parties and opposing parties. Assist with the collection, processing, and review of discovery, including medical records. Communicate with, research and obtain information and documents local, state and federal courts. Prepare chronologies and witness lists. Maintain and update client databases. Coordinate and prepare documents for production, including the creation of privilege logs and databases. Assist attorneys in the preparation for depositions, including the preparation of witness files and maintain deposition and exhibit files and indexes. Assist attorneys and coordinate the paper and e-filing of pleadings and court documents. Call upon witnesses to testify at depositions, hearings, and trials. Handle general administrative cases and document requests from opposing counsel and clients. Keep and monitor legal volumes to ensure that the law library is up-to-date. Assume additional responsibilities as assigned. Maintenance and oversight of computer databases and management of confidential records.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and maintain appropriate licensing and educational requirements. Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish working relationships with individuals at varying levels within the organization. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). A high degree of initiative, mature judgment, and discretion in handling confidential information. Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports, including pleadings and motions. Ability to analyze and solve problems.

Desired Qualifications: Experience with the court system and procedures. Knowledge of legal procedures and terminology. Possess effective organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills. Database and records management skills; experience using Legal Files database. Proficient in computerized legal research databases (Lexis and Westlaw).

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Job ID: 2021-3082

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Hiring Coordinator
National General Insurance
Payments National General Insurance
P.O. Box 89431
Cleveland, OH 44101-6431

   

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