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Title : Paralegal (Reinsurance)

Location : New York - Long Island
Refer to Job # IVYK862335


Paralegal (Reinsurance) Law Firm is looking for a Paralegal with at least five years of reinsurance litigation, reinsurance regulatory work and corporate experience to join the Legal Support Services department in New York, NY. Under the direct supervision of a lawyer, this position provides substantive legal services and requires excellent writing and communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work in a team environment. At Law Firm, we know that diverse backgrounds produce different perspectives, richer thinking, and more creative solutions to the challenges our clients face. We hope you share that vision. Join us and take on the challenge of doing meaningful work while helping us build a culture that reflects our dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Job Summary: Law Firm is looking for a Paralegal to join the Legal Support Services department in New York, NY. The Paralegal will be responsible for providing substantive legal services under the direct supervision of a lawyer. This position requires at least five years of reinsurance litigation, reinsurance regulatory work, and corporate experience. Excellent writing and communication skills, organizational skills, and ability to work in a team environment are required. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Drafts, analyzes, and prepares legal documents for a supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal. Coordinates legal projects and communicates legal information for a supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal. Prepare draft communications for a supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal. Collects, evaluates and summarizes relevant facts and legal concepts for a supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal. Attends client meetings, coordination meetings, and legal proceedings with a supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal. Provides legal project management for a legal matter for a supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal. Supervises Project Assistants on assigned tasks. Maintains notary license in local jurisdiction. Follows all supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal instructions. Maintain information retrieval systems including computerized file maintenance and document control systems. Assist with legal research. Research, review, and organize factual and background information. Prepare and organize trial exhibits and notebooks. Perform all elements of litigation case management, including file management, discovery, and trial activities. Utilize existing systems and procedures and/or establish new procedures to facilitate the organization and retrieval of documents by and for the attorneys on the case team. Research and prepare documents required for the formation, management, maintenance and dissolution of Corporations, LLCs and LPs and filing of such documentation, as required with various Departments of State. Prepare minute book, corporate seal, stock certificates, stock ledger, etc. Determine registered agent for business entities. Obtain good standings from foreign countries for qualification with US states Maintains accurate and appropriate time records regarding hours spent working for clients, working for the Firm, and working on administrative tasks. Meets all time entry and timesheet deadlines specified by the Firm, the Paralegal Department, and the Accounting Department. Bills a minimum of 1,536 creditable hours each performance evaluation year that begins April 1 and ends March 31 of which a minimum of 1,416 of those hours are client billable hours. Limits approved pro bono hours and approved firm representation hours to a maximum of 120 total hours during each performance evaluation year. Works a predictable schedule, and provides flexibility in daily schedule to meet Firm's needs during periods of heavy workload. Timely notifies both supervising lawyers, supervising paralegals, and the Paralegal Manager of any time out of the office during normal work hours. Reports the receipt of non-billable work to the Paralegal Manager upon receipt. Avoids overtime for non-billable assignments. Contacts supervising lawyers, supervising paralegals and Paralegal Manager when available for new assignments. Accepts accountability and responsibility for all work assignments. Adheres to The National Federation of Paralegal Association's Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility. Attends relevant legal education to continuously improve legal skills. Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Understanding of legal processes and practice-group specific procedures. Excellent interpersonal, team, and customer service skills. Excellent attention to detail. Excellent organizational and time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to function well in a high-paced, and at times, stressful environment. Ability to maintain confidentiality, and to exercise discretion and good judgment. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and practice-group specific software. Education: Bachelor's Degree Experience: 5+ years of paralegal or project assistant experience in a law firm or legal department setting. 5+ years of reinsurance litigation, reinsurance regulatory work and corporate experience. The annualized good faith base salary range for this position is a Bachelor's Degree
 
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