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Senior Paralegal

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Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Valid Through

Jan 27, 2022

Posted on

Oct 14, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

San Antonio, TX, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Senior Paralegal
Responsibilities: Provides direct pre-trial and trial support for litigated matters of moderate to high complexity. Assists in the preparation, review, filing, and service of pleadings, motions, discovery, and subpoenas. Reviews and prepares documents for document production requests. Analyzes and responds to incoming discovery. Reviews and analyzes medical records. Conducts legal research and writing assignments, which may include the preparation of medical chronologies, deposition summaries of fact, and expert witnesses. Takes initiative to move case files to trial/resolution. Works autonomously, with low supervision. Coordinates and schedules depositions, hearings, and meetings, and communicates with clients and expert witnesses. Provides administrative support to trial team(s) including the retrieval of information from our document management system, and the assembly of exhibits, binders, and appendices for depositions, court filings, hearings, and trial. Maintains working knowledge of court procedures. Reviews court dockets and retrieves case information. Prepares case file and discovery impact reports. Understands and maintains confidentiality in respect to the attorney-client privilege/relationship, trial strategies, ethics rules, the identities of the plaintiff, defense clients and claims’ customers. Brings a well-developed sense of organization to coordinate workflow, supports the overall litigation strategy. May assist Managing Attorney with the coordination of workflow of support staff. May assist Managing Attorney mentor or train new and less experienced Paralegals and Legal Assistants.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Undergraduate studies in business administration, insurance, or other related area preferred. Certification in paralegal studies strongly preferred or developed paralegal experience. 5+ years of experience as a paralegal. Experience as a civil litigation paralegal or a combination of requisite experience and education will also be considered for the role. General knowledge of law office operations, practices, and procedures. Experience in filing and scheduling procedures of the various courts, as well as how to use federal and state e-filing and e-Court systems. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, case management databases, such as Legal Files is preferred. Understanding of insurance practice civil defense in state courts and agencies and understanding of both personal and commercial lines policies is preferred. Strong verbal and written communication skills for interaction with attorneys, paralegals, court personnel, clients, and claims’ staff. Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, focused, technologically savvy, adaptable to learning new systems and processes, and can prioritize and multitask. Exercises independent initiative and judgment in daily tasks. Ability to design and maintain filing and follow-up systems. Ability to acquire skills and/or knowledge necessary to research information and determine the applicability of legal action. Must also acknowledge and comply with all corporate and NTD policies and procedures. Complies with the private practice of law policy and the ethical rules of the state where the position is located.

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ID: 72888

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.
11603 W Coker Loop
San Antonio, TX 78216-2820

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