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Senior Paralegal The candidate performs a variety of complex legal related tasks with minimal supervision of a trial attorney or managing attorney. Assists in the preparation and trial of lawsuits by coordinating pre-trial proceedings, participating in discovery activities, drafting motions, pleadings, and subpoenas, obtaining witnesses and performing related duties. Handles small matters with little to no oversight and/or direction and handle medium size matters with some oversight and direction. Reports to Managing Attorney or Regional Attorney. Reviews office files and answers routine correspondence. Conducts legal research, file management and case progression activities. Drafts correspondence to opposing attorneys, claims and clients with regard to related discovery matters, case status, motions, etc. Drafts interrogatories and other discovery as well as complex pleadings, discovery motions and orders for attorney review and approval. Obtains, compiles and analyzes records for discovery. Handles incoming discovery. Analyzes and responds to incoming discovery. Reviews and analyzes medical records. Prepare experts/other witnesses and any other necessary pre-trial and/or trial activities. Summarizes and/or indexes depositions, and on completion of discovery, summarizes and indexes all material. Drafts jury instructions. Drafts and issues necessary subpoenas. Contacts parties and witness(es) concerning trial dates and coordinates with the attorney their appearance and testimony. Coordinates any necessary interviews; meet with clients and/or witnesses as necessary to ensure proper case development. Arranges for necessary medical and expert witnesses and coordinates their time. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should preferably have undergraduate studies in business administration, insurance or other related area. Certification in paralegal studies preferred. Equivalent experience may be substituted. Must have 4+ years of experience as a paralegal with proven performance. Should have knowledge of: operation, practices and procedures of a law office engaged in civil litigation; filing procedures of relevant courts and administrative agencies; legal research and dispositive motion practices; and analyze and interpret medical reports. Ability to operate a personal computer and related legal and business software and databases (i.e. PowerPoint Pacer, Pacer, Lexis, etc.) is required. Knowledge of Michigan No-Fault law and experience handling insurance defense cases preferred.
Job ID: 50983
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