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Litigation Paralegal

Company name

Harbor Freight Tools

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Valid Through

Nov 26,2019

Posted on

Aug 13,2019

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required

Location

Calabasas, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Litigation Paralegal
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Analyzes discovery requests pertaining to personal injury product and premises litigation; assists Director of Claims and Litigation and outside litigation defense counsel with gathering information in response to requests for the production of documents/business records and interrogatories; Identifies and contacts individuals who may have responsive documents/information, searching their files (including electronic files) and reviews/analyzes documents to make privilege, confidentiality and relevance determinations prior to provision to outside counsel for potential production; conduct electronic searches of internal documents; Provide support to ensure timely execution of affidavits, declarations and discovery verifications; Provide support for preparation of internal deposition witnesses; Conduct legal research and investigation relating to state and local litigation issues using computer databases such as Lexis/Westlaw, Pacer, various court databases and those found on the Internet and other information sources; Respond to inquiry requests and locate documents and materials requested by outside counsel, paralegals and expert witnesses; Respond to customer complaints as needed, including negotiating resolution with claimants as appropriate; Create and maintain calendars of response deadlines pertaining to personal injury and premises litigation and demand letters; ensure timely responses by Director of Claims and Litigation; Process and track outside counsel and expert expenses and fees; work with TPA and ensure payment of legal fees and costs and pre-funding requests; Responsible for timely execution of settlement agreements and payment of settlement fees; Create and maintain databases pertaining to personal injury and premises claims and litigation; Tracking and pursuing defense and indemnification tenders from manufacturers and their insurance companies; Additional duties as assigned by manager; Regular attendance is a requirement of the position.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Degree – Bachelor’s Degree. Certifications – Completion of Paralegal school/certification required. Knowledge of Clearwell eDiscovery software or equivalent preferred. Experience Level & Type: 3-5 years of experience as a Paralegal (with at least 3 years in a law firm setting). Specific Systems - Must have excellent PC skills including knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Westlaw/Lexis, Pacer. Special Skills Needed - Must have ability to organize, prioritize and schedule work effectively; must have good judgment and decision-making skills; must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality in the work performed. Must have strong ability to interact with junior and senior level corporate personnel, vendors, and outside counsel. Must be able to handle multiple tasks and have the ability to work well under time constraints, in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team, be highly motivated, show initiative and be a “self-starter”.

Additional info

Ref: 53159BR

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Harbor Freight Tools
3491 Mission Oaks Boulevard
93012
Calabasas, CA 93012

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