Experience: 2 years
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Multi-office, multi-state law firm seeks an experienced litigation paralegal for immediate full-time employment in its Garden City, New York office. Candidate should have a minimum of two (2) years’ experience, although exceptional candidates with less experience will be considered. Must be familiar with all aspects of liability and defense litigation.
This position requires a high level of motivation, flexibility, initiative and ability to follow through on ongoing projects. The ideal candidate should have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong and professional communication skills. They should be friendly and outgoing and be able to work both independently and as a team player. While the candidate will work primarily with lawyers in the firm’s Garden City location, he or she will also interact and work on matters across the firm’s footprint.
Drafting of pleadings, discovery demands/responses, motions, subpoenas, settlement documents, etc.
Performing legal and factual research
Process authorizations and compile medical records
Analyzing medical records, draft summaries and chronologies
Communicate with courts, clients, experts, opposing counsel, and counsel for co-defendants as needed
Schedule and confirm IME appointments with experts
Manage and update case activity to assist attorneys with case monitoring and client reporting.
Assist with prepping files for mediation, arbitration and trial
Prepare cases from inception to trial
Maintaining law library
Accurately record and maintain billable hours
Paralegal Certificate; Associate degree or higher is preferred
Minimum of two years of relevant work experience in the legal field
Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint and the ability to learn new programs and systems
Knowledge of State and Federal Court rules and e-filing procedures
Legal research (Lexis, Westlaw) proficiency preferred
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to multi-task, attention to detail, excellent communication and organizational skills
The ability to anticipate schedules and deadlines and move projects forward
Exemplary planning and time management skills
Should be able to work under deadlines and have some flexibility in their work schedule to meet unforeseen demands
Our Mission Statement says that we cultivate a working environment that provides a humane, sustainable approach to earning a living and living in our world — for ourselves and for our clients. Further, we are committed to reducing our costs, and our footprint on the planet, by integrating virtually and avoiding the traditional “brick and mortar” costs associated with operating a law firm. We achieve this by ensuring that our team comes from diverse socio-economic, cultural, geographic, and educational backgrounds. We believe diversity is required to bring a variety of perspectives and approaches to our clients’ needs. Although we have the sophisticated clients and robust resources typical of a large law firm, we strive to maintain a relaxed, informal atmosphere that fosters professional development, personal satisfaction and growth.
Salary is commensurate with experience and skill set. Position offers benefits, including health, life, short-term and long-term disability, as well as 401k, flexible work and paid time off.
For New York City Applicants: Salary range: $25.00 – $40.00/hr., plus may be eligible for an annual discretionary bonus. The anticipated salary range is for candidates who will work in New York City. The salary offered to a successful candidate will depend upon the individual’s skills, experience, qualifications, and other job-related factors permitted by law. Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady, LLP, is a multi-state employer and this salary range may not reflect positions that work only in other states.
If you’re interested in becoming part of a truly collaborative team consistent with our mission, core value, business goals, and promises to each other, then your journey begins here.