Job Family Summary
The Litigation Services Paralegal job family supports the efficient operation of the Law & Regulation (L&R) Litigation Services department by applying knowledge of legal concepts and processes. Under the direction of the department’s attorneys, supports the management of insurance defense and tort litigation/dispute work and related issues/matters.
Provides paralegal support for Litigation Services attorneys. Prepares pleadings and motions. Under general attorney supervision, facilitates the discovery process, including: obtaining records, reviewing documents, interviewing clients, preparing trial materials, and summarizing and analyzing research. Identifies, summarizes, and monitors relevant issues.
Review new file assignments, draft initial pleadings (e.g. answer, motion, etc.), and draft discovery
Prepare brief to assist client in presenting case in small claims court
Draft responses to discovery demands
Assist clients in answering questions regarding discovery
Review and serve responses to discovery demands
Assist attorney in preparing materials for trial, arbitration or mediation
Assist with the identification and summarizing of relevant issues; continually monitor issues and update attorney, as appropriate
Review new and proposed legislation and determine applicability
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related field -or- Paralegal Certificate required, American Bar Association (ABA) approved preferred
Insurance-industry experience preferred
Knowledge of legal holds and discovery processes
Analytical skills and strong attention to detail
Ability to identify, prioritize and solve problems effectively regarding basic matters
Ability to work in diverse, multi-office, and long-distance environment
Basic budget management skills and ability to reconcile expense reports
Basic project management skills and experience interacting with law firm/vendors
Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
Basic researching, proofreading, and formatting skills
Ability to collaborate and interact with all levels of personnel and build strong relationships with business colleagues
High degree of ethics and integrity
Strong interpersonal skills, advanced written and oral communication and effective customer service skills
Ability to identify inconsistencies in routine work and initiate corrective action within own workflow
Able to deliver results with a sense of urgency
Adapts well to change; able to multi-task and make effective decisions in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Is a proactive self-starter who is able to manage his/her time effectively and work independently
Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this job.
The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.