Job Details

Litigation Paralegal

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Chicago, IL

Posted on

Feb 08,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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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

Review:

"Trusted and Trusting Firm"

Current Employee - Reviewed on September 09, 2017

The attorneys should be more available to staff in case there are questions about projects or tasks that are given to them. Sometimes, assuming the staff knows what they are doing and will figure it out is wrong and being able to have someone there to ask questions to is needed.

Pros : There hasn't been a time where I felt that someone was breathing down my neck waiting for me to be done with a task. Staff are always given a task, then left alone to do the task on their own schedule. I enjoy the more laid back approach because it helps ease the stress that normally comes with a firm. It is also refreshing to be trusted with something as important as a case task and to be left alone while you work on it. The trust goes both ways with the staff and attorneys and it's a great thing!
Cons : Even though the attorneys often give tasks and allow you to work on them on your own, sometimes there isn't direction on some tasks when there should be some. It is nice to be trusted so much to not get direction, however at times the tasks are confusing and it would be nice to have direction.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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