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Years of Experience
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Litigation Paralegal Duties: Supports attorneys by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, and managing case documents. Aid attorneys in drafting and responding to discovery documents, including interrogatories, requests for production, and requests for admissions; create and maintain discovery indices; organize, review, and analyze documents, including medical records; prepare deposition summaries. Organizes and indexes documents and evidence, including all exhibits and witness lists; prepares trial binders; arranges for transportation of all files and exhibits to and from the courtroom; prepares and issues trial subpoenas; assists in preparing witnesses for trial; serves as a liaison between attorneys and clients, witnesses, experts, vendors, opposing counsel, and courtroom personnel; assists with preparation of jury instructions; orders and reviews trial transcripts; drafting settlement agreements and distribution statements. Investigation: Manage organization and retention of all essential case records; gather case facts, documents, and evidence; create case investigation notebooks; create indices and chronologies of case facts and medical records; conduct client and witness interviews; conduct legal research from library sources and/or Westlaw and prepare memorandums regarding same; collaborate with client to investigate allegations. Maintains and updates calendars, including all docketing, for all active cases.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: A bachelorâ€™s degree and 6 years of paralegal experience. Paralegal Certificate. Type at 60+ wpm; must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat Pro, iManage, Elite, iPro, and DocuSign (or similar document management and time entry programs); strive to become proficient in new technology rollouts and willingness to attend trainings when offered. Ability to effectively communicate and work cooperatively with attorneys, staff, clients, coworkers, and vendors; proactively demonstrates effective teamwork and provides assistance to other paralegals as time permits; operates as a backup paralegal when needed; analytic ability to apply knowledge to practical applications and to foresee possible problems and effective solutions. Maintains confidentiality of all client and firm information; ability to work independently and effectively under time constraints and pre-set deadlines in an accurate manner with consistent high production; requires minimal supervision; ability to generate and implement new procedures for specific situations; willingness to meet the requirements of the position, accepting a wide variety of assignments as called upon; demonstrate skills in organizing and prioritizing multiple tasks; demonstrate reliability and willingness to work in a complex environment; other duties as assigned. Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally. Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and teamwork while encouraging others to achieve goals. Ability to handle multiple deadlines while organizing and prioritizing tasks, as well as time management. Shows understanding, courtesy, tact, and empathy while cooperating with and relating to others; building relationships with people at all levels; shows dedication, work ethic, integrity, dependability, reliability, flexibility, adaptability, and a positive attitude. Detail oriented; ability to analyze problems; ability to problem solve. Able to display high standards of ethical conduct and understand the impact of violating same; is trustworthy; chooses an ethical course of action.
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