Provides paralegal support and advance paralegal support services to Client attorneys defending insureds involved in litigation providing paralegal support services to Client attorneys litigating matters.
Legal file review and initial drafting of legal documents, such as discovery responses, trial documents, jury instructions, motions and other pleadings. Responsible for calculating statutory deadlines and completing assignments in compliance with same.
Legal research via electronic resources (LEXIS/NEXIS) and in law libraries on variety of legal issues involving civil procedure and personal injury.
Conducts insured client interviews for discovery purposes. Assists attorney with preparation of evidence and works with retained experts for trial, arbitration, and mediation readiness.
Responsible for administrative matters such as law library updates, and follow-up on subpoenas. Responsible for compliance with mandatory continuing legal education rules.
Duties may require the following physical activity: lifting and carrying boxes weighing 10 pounds, bending and kneeling to retrieve and replace files. Approximately 80% of the time spent on the job involves the use of a personal computer.
Strong PC skills and demonstrated knowledge of legal software applications and Microsoft Office Suite, edocs and Team Connect a plus.
Strong written skills needed to compose legal documents
Ability to handle and respond to sensitive and confidential information
Strong analytical, verbal communication and organizational skills
Advanced knowledge of the law, which includes understanding legal concepts, terminology, principles and legal procedures
Understand legal and professional ethics
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a litigation team
3 years previous experience as a paralegal
Bachelor's degree in related area or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Certification(s) and/or licensure(s) in functional area.
Paralegal certification per CA Business & Professions Code Section 6450-6456 or as required by statute in other states as applicable
Complete and stay current with Paralegal Continuing Education requirements.