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Senior Paralegal

Company name

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Aug 10,2018

Posted on

Jul 20,2018

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required

Location

West Orange, NJ
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Senior Paralegal The candidate will perform a variety of complex legal related tasks with minimal supervision of a trial attorney or managing attorney. Will assist 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. Ability to handle small matters with little to no oversight and/or direction and handle medium size matters with some oversight and direction. Skilled to mentor and train new paralegals within the office. Activities may be directed by Trial Attorney, 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 must have 4+ years of experience as a paralegal with proven performance. Undergraduate studies in business administration, insurance or other related area preferred. Certification in paralegal studies preferred; equivalent experience may be substituted. Must have knowledge: Operation, practices and procedures of a law office engaged in civil litigation. Filing procedures of relevant courts and administrative agencies. Demonstrated knowledge of legal research and dis positive motion practices. Demonstrated knowledge of ability to analyze and interpret medical reports required.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.
300 Executive Drive
10 Rooney Circle
West Orange, NJ 07052-3372

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