The Paralegal position provides a range of legal support to the attorneys throughout all phases of the litigation process. The role requires paralegals to perform substantive and procedural routine duties of legal work, such as research law, investigate facts and preparing legal documents.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- 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
- 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
- Locating and communicating with witnesses
- Accurately record and maintain billable hours
- Maintaining law library
Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
- 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
- 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
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. Duties may change at time with or without notice. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.