Job Details

Legal Staff Paralegal in Boston, MA

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Company name

Thornton Law Firm LLP

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Trusts and Estates

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required


USA Boston, MA

Date Last Verified

May 17,2018

Posted on

Mar 16,2018

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Paralegal - Settlements Responsibilities: Organize settlements; create/maintain Excel spreadsheet using template. Review medical and employment records for submission to trusts. Resolve deficiencies and expedite receipt of settlement funds (i.e., provide further medical documentation, work history/exposure documentation/affidavits). Submit releases to insurance companies and/or defendants. Contact with clients in a professional manner. Contact defendants regarding approval of claims and verify payment schedule. Provide Settlement Attorney/Manager with updates on overall settlement status (i.e. total value of settlement, expected income, disease level breakdown, of paid claims, of deficiencies, etc.). Process funds received; advise Accounting Manager when to disburse funds. Update claims when new probate appointments are received or in the event of progression of diseases. Work with Settlement Manager/IT department to create master lists of clients eligible for settlement, bulk uploads to defendants and various product identification mailings.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: BA/BS Degree preferred. 3-5 years work experience, preferably in a law firm. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word & Outlook. Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong initiative; Desire to build on initial training and skills. Professional demeanor. Flexibility to respond to quickly changing priorities. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Ability and eagerness to manage projects. Will be well organized, detail oriented, flexible and able to handle and track several ongoing projects.

Company info

Heather Engman
Thornton Law Firm LLP
100 Summer Street
30th Floor,
Boston, MA 02110-2106
Phone: 617-720-1333
Fax: 617-720-2445