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ProfileClaims Paralegal Duties: Under direct supervision, provides 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. Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time. Prepare legal documents, including pleadings and motions along with exhibits thereto for service and filing. Prepare affidavits or other documents, maintain document file and file pleadings with court clerk. Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes and documents. Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and prepare cases. Gather documents and information from clients, insuredâ€™s, 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 trial. Handle general administrative case and document requests from opposing counsel and clients. Keep and monitor legal volumes to ensure that 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/ GED. Maintain appropriate licensing and educational requirements Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports, including pleadings and motions. Ability to analyze and solve problems. 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. High degree of initiative, mature judgment, and discretion in handling confidential information. Desired: Proficient in computerized legal research databases (Lexis and Westlaw). Knowledge of legal procedures and terminology. Database and records management skills; experience using Legal Files database. Experience with the court system and procedures. Possess effective organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills.
National General Insurance
New York City, NY 10038