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Legal Staff Paralegal in Chicago, IL

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Company name

Grant & Eisenhofer PA

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

USA Chicago, IL

Posted on

Feb 08,2018

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Litigation Paralegal Duties: Responsible for supporting a full case load for the Birth Injury Litigation Group. Handle all phases of litigation and play a critical role in the preparation and participation in depositions and trials. Work closely with the Director and Senior Attorneys of the Practice Group. Serve as the main point of contact for clients and vendors, communicating professionally over telephone and in person. Handle all incoming and outgoing correspondence via electronic and paper mail for assigned cases. Maintain case calendars. Process authorizations requesting medical/collateral source records. Perform legal research using various research tools, including the Internet, Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER and various public-access websites. Bluebook, cite-check and proofread legal documents to ensure proper formatting and compliance with local and federal court rules. Organize client documents and coordinate document productions. Assemble and collate medical record binders, exhibits and legal documents. Prepare, schedule and attend deposition proceedings including retention of court reporters, preparation of witness files, digesting transcripts and maintaining original documentation. Prepare summons and complaints, answers to interrogatories, fact sheets, exhibit lists, subpoenas, deposition summaries and supporting materials for filing with the court. Transcribe deposition consultations with experts. Trial attendance and trial management.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred. 5+ years of litigation experience in medical malpractice or related field. Expertise in all phases of the litigation process in medical malpractice. Deposition and trial experience required. Ability to work independently with strong reasoning and time management skills. Proficiency using MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Adobe, Westlaw, LexisNexis and PACER. Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Grant & Eisenhofer PA
30 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60602