The candidate will draft affidavits, complaints and attach necessary supporting documentation to prepare files for filing of lawsuits. Prepare replies to counterclaims, serve and answer discovery, process consumer disputes and complaints, and draft memorandums of law. Prepare requests for extensions of time and prepare continuances. Communicate with client to obtain responses to discovery. Summarize discovery responses from adversary attorneys/defendants. Work closely with attorneys on escalated matters, arbitrations, trial prep and witness requests. Assist in trial preparation, including making, copying and organizing exhibits and compiling exhibit notebooks. Record and track deadlines through docketing and calendaring processes. Negotiate and prepare settlement agreements. Ensure files are ready for hearings by reviewing case notes, drafting appropriate motions, orders and labeling documents. Provide case updates via email to clients by monitoring, updating and reviewing account information regularly. NC and VA E-filing. Screen telephone calls, incoming mail and other correspondence from court personnel, sheriff deputies, local counsel, defendants and adversary attorneys. Monthly online compliance training/testing. Perform legal research. Perform other related duties as assigned by management and/or supervising attorney(s). 1-3 years paralegal experience w/ knowledge of Rules of Civil Procedure a plus. Associates Degree and/or Paralegal Certification for North Carolina preferred. Intermediate to advance skill level in Microsoft Office products to include Word, Outlook, Excel required. Understanding of the litigation process required. Experience using electronic filing systems required. Strong organizational skills and attention to details required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
Requisition ID: 1111
Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP
P.O. Box 26268
Raleigh, NC 27611