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Legal Staff Paralegal in Metairie, LA

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Company name

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

1-2 yrs required

Location

USA Metairie, LA

Date Last Verified

May 07,2018

Posted on

Apr 02,2018

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NTD Paralegal The candidate performs a variety of legal related tasks under the direct supervision of a trial attorney. Assists in the preparation and trial of lawsuits, scheduling and coordinating pre-trial proceedings, participating in discovery activities, drafting motions, pleadings and subpoenas, obtaining witnesses and associated administrative duties. May also perform clerical duties. Reviews office files and responds to routine correspondence. Assists attorney in legal research, file management and case progression activities. Drafts interrogatories and other discovery as well as pleadings, motions and orders for attorney review. Obtains, compiles and analyzes records for discovery. Analyzes and responds to incoming discovery. Reviews and analyzes medical records. Prepares experts/other witness and assists with any other pre-trial and/or trial activities as needed. Coordinates depositions as needed. Summarizes and/or indexes depositions, and upon completion of discovery, summarizes and indexes all documents and information. Drafts jury instructions. Drafts and issues necessary subpoenas. Coordinates trial dates and coordinates appearances and testimony with clients and witnesses. Coordinates and attends interviews/meetings with clients and/or witnesses as necessary to ensure proper case development. Arranges for medical and expert witnesses and coordinates their time. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have 1-2 years experience as a Paralegal in a busy litigation office. Undergraduate studies in business administration, insurance or other related area preferred. Should have certification in paralegal studies or equivalent experience. General knowledge of operation, practices and procedures of a law office engaged in civil litigation is required. Must have general knowledge of filing procedures of relevant courts and administrative agencies. Should have good verbal and written communication skills for contact with employees, attorneys, clients and customers. Ability to operate a personal computer and related legal and business software and data bases is required. Must have the ability to design and maintain filing and tickler follow-up systems. Should have the ability to acquire skills and/or knowledge necessary to research information and determine the applicability of legal action.

Additional info

Job ID: 51584

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.
Suite 800, 3421 North Causeway Boulevard
Metairie, LA 43215-2220