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Product Liability Litigation Paralegal

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

May 17,2019

Valid Through

Aug 30,2019

Posted on

May 01,2019

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Orlando, FL, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Insurance Defense >> Insurance Defense
Litigation >> Litigation - Insurance
Litigation >> Litigation - Personal Injury
Litigation >> Litigation - Product Liability and Mass Torts
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Product Liability Litigation Paralegal
Duties: Back-up to legal assistants in sorting and responding to incoming telephone calls; forwarding calls when appropriate and applicable; open and sort daily mail. Review files as received that are entering litigation; this review also includes identifying potential defendants to be named in the lawsuit. Request missing documentation, it becomes the responsibility of the paralegal to follow up on receipt of responses. Create to-do for follow up. Review, index, organize, and summarize documents produced by other parties and medical health care providers; when appropriate prepare medical notebook. Obtain, review, and organize damage information; calculate damages (medical expenses, lost wages, household expenses, consortium claims, property damages); prepare, maintain, and update damages summaries. Develop information and acquire records not obtained pre-suit for wrongful death, i.e. supporting evidence regarding sibling and/or child/parent economic claims. Prepare and forward demand packages to insurance carriers or defense attorneys. Meet with client; coordinate the collection and review of client files; gather, organize, summarize, and analyze documentation collected. Forward discovery to client. Draft responses / answer discovery to interrogatories, requests for admissions, requests for production. Draft and serve supplemental discovery directed to the defendant, including expert and/or trial interrogatories, requests for site inspection, nonparty production requests served by plaintiff upon nonparties, and obtain service of nonparty production subpoenas. Prepare and file motion for mediation and notice for trial (if not already done on the file). Prepare affidavits of documents and maintain document files and case correspondence. Conduct research to locate, communicate with, interview, and retain expert witnesses. Obtain written reports/analyses of evidence, injuries, issues, and financial evaluations from expert witnesses. As necessary and appropriate, communicate and correspond with client about case status, judicial procedures, court appearances, and preparation. Schedule depositions, meetings, client interviews, hearings, and attend as required. Prior to client deposition, confirm discovery responses have been completed. Read and summarize depositions, medical records, and other documents as requested. Assist in preparing pretrial and trial motions (motions in limine, protective order, preclude evidence to be admitted at trial, etc.) or responses to same received from defense. Prepare mediation statements and mediation statistics (obtain costs and prepare overall summary of file, including specials, liens, lops, priors, pertinent information); update filing and organize file in preparation for conference. Comply with all pretrial and trial order deadlines, including expert witness disclosures, trial witness and exhibit lists, pretrial statements and/or stipulations. Prepare trial exhibits, demonstrative charts, blow-ups, etc. Prepare trial notebook. Prepare voir dire, jury instructions, and verdict forms. Prepare and serve subpoenas for trial upon witnesses and, under direction of attorney, communicate with witness regarding trial attendance/appearance at trial. Organize, mark, and index trial exhibits. Draft, review, and file pleadings, petitions, briefs, arguments, pleadings, and other documents applicable to obtaining approval of minor settlements, guardianships, and estates for attorney’s litigation case load relevant to court actions. Research procedural, administrative, and case law. Conduct computer-assisted legal and factual research using online resources such as Westlaw, Lexis, etc. Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases. Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions, and legal articles, codes, and documents. (When instructed to do so) Attend and assist attorney at trial. Translate as appropriate.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: 3+ years’ experience in personal injury litigation or liability insurance defense litigation Experience calendaring discovery and litigation deadlines and deposition. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Excellent personal skills, including experience meeting and communicating, in person, as well as orally and in writing, with clients, opposing counsel and expert witnesses. Lots of client contact and opportunity to manage a significant caseload.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Morgan & Morgan, PA.
20 North Orange Avenue
Suite 1600
Orlando, FL 32801

Review:

"Great Firm"

Former Employee intern in Tampa,FL City, - Reviewed on March 22, 2019

The management at this firm is awesome for being such a big firm! I do not have any recommendations.

Pros : This is a great firm to work for! Great benefits, wonderful people, and you are always busy which is a great thing always! I would definitely recommend applying.
Cons : I honestly cannot say anything bad about this firm thus far. The only downside is that you can expect to work alot, but thats not always such a bad thing.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee
Last Year at Employer : 2018
Job type : Intern
Length of Employment : 1-2 years

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