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Senior Legal Specialist The candidate will assist attorneys with highly complex assignments involving insurance coverage litigation and pre-litigation matters. Assists with all aspects of discovery, including: document management and production and witness preparation. Perform legal research using Lexis Advance. Routine interaction with outside counsel and internal clients. Independently prepares routine and more complex legal documents and reports under limited supervision. May be responsible for drafting and reviewing letters, pleadings, motions, discovery responses and settlement agreements. Assist with litigation billing system, case intake procedures and ensure compliance with the companyâ€™s document preservation protocols. Actively participate and/or lead committee work and company-wide process improvement initiatives. Provides guidance, leadership and mentoring to less experienced Paralegals. Maintains strong working relationships and serves as a trusted advisor for colleagues and clients to meet goals and resolve issues. Supports 3-5 attorneys. Must have superior research and analytical skills. Knowledge of litigation, including trial and appellate processes, discovery and deposition preparation is required. Experience with insurance coverage issues is preferred. Experience with environmental, asbestos, construction defect and toxic tort claims and/or insurance coverage is preferred. Proven project management skills to drive results and outcomes required. Should have 8+ years of paralegal or relevant work experience, at least some of that in litigation. Must have Intermediate to advanced proficiency in MS Office. Paralegal certification preferred.
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