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Years of Experience
Paralegal Duties: Enhances attorney effectiveness by developing case information, evidence, and settlement options; tracking cases; supporting attorneyâ€™s trial proceedings. Research and analyze law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes. Prepare legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, motions, discovery, and notices for review, approval, and settlement documents and use by attorney. Manage calendar/tickler system for timely response to all court deadlines. Investigate facts and law of case to determine causes of action and to prepare case accordingly. File legal documents with court clerk. Prepare indexes of documents and maintain document/case file including intra and extra. Deliver or direct delivery of subpoenas to witnesses and parties to action. Maintain accurate database regarding all pertinent information on each case. Communicate with courts, outside counsel, clients, experts, and vendors. Prepare case/medical information and forwards to expert witnesses. Conduct document reviews in-house or off-site. Assist attorneys with preparation for hearings, depositions and trials. Attend hearings and trials. Manage and enter case information into database. Enter billable/non-billable time into billing system. Abstract depositions. Request, review and organize medical records, maintain service lists and all local counsel information. Prepares invoices regarding transcripts and other resources and submit to accounting. Act as law librarian regarding medical articles, keeping and monitoring articles and ensuring same are up to date and current issues available & expert witness material. Maintain database and file on experts used in the litigation by both parties. Prepare 30 day trial evaluations, 120 day trial evaluation and quarterly status reports (monthly) at the direction of attorney or client for review and forward to client and/or SMSM Chicago. Close cases upon disposition and keep track of all dispositions on detailed database. Assist attorneys in preparing for presentations and seminars. Other duties may be assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Bachelorâ€™s degree required. Paralegal Certificate preferred. 3+ years of significant paralegal experience in a law firm or corporate legal environment. Must be able to work independently while functioning well in a team environment. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Task-oriented with excellent sense of prioritization, highly organized with the ability to manage multiple tasks and to work under pressure. Ability to handle conflicting time demands and focus on task completion with little direction or need for supervisory follow-up. Ability to handle highly confidential information discreetly and professionally.
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