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Title : Medical Malpractice Paralegal

Location : North Carolina - Charlotte
Refer to Job # ZMDX829228

Medical Malpractice Paralegal Duties: Review and organization of initial file materials, pleadings, and records. Preparation of motions and orders extending the period in which to answer or otherwise respond to complaint and discovery. Obtain and index/organize all documents provided by the client relative to the litigation. Preparation of initial draft of interrogatories, requests for admissions and requests for production of documents. Review of interrogatories and requests for production of the document served upon our client; after discussing these with the attorney, the paralegal should forward copies to the client with specific instructions as to how they should be answered. Review of client's draft answers to interrogatories and discussion with an attorney concerning same; preparation of any necessary revisions of answers. Schedule appointments with an expert witnesses, prepare a draft letter to expert, forwarding materials for his/her review. Preparation of initial draft notices of depositions, scheduling of reporter and conference room, preparation of subpoena. In certain cases, review of deposition transcript and preparation of outline of same. Extensive preparation and organization of client's documents for production. Extensive organization of documents produced. Schedule of a witness interview, informing witness of trial dates; in certain cases, the paralegal may be asked to conduct an initial interview. Preparation of motions as requested by assigning attorney, for example, motions to compel, motions to show cause, motion in contempt. May be requested to do limited legal research, jury verdict research, expert witness research, obtaining case law, shepardizing and cite-checking cases from briefs; (the litigation paralegal should have a good working knowledge of Westlaw). Preparation of and marking exhibits for depositions and/or trials. Pre-trial check of jury questionnaires and jury lists. If necessary, work with attorneys on arbitration/trial exhibits and potential testimony using litigation support software. In certain cases, the paralegal will be asked to attend arbitration/trial with the attorney. In cases that are settled, preparation on an initial draft of release and dismissal entry. In cases to be appealed, preparation of Notice of Appeal, praecipe and docketing statements as well as preparation of outline of the trial transcript. Follow-up various details in specific cases as requested by the assigning attorney. Work on organizing all files, with the detailed index for easy retrieval in the future, if necessary. Send materials to experts, corresponding with experts regarding case/record review. Schedule court reporter and arrange for a location for depositions. Keep in contact by telephone, e-mail or correspondence with requesting counsel about status of Petition, service of a subpoena on witness. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in an ABA-approved Paralegal program preferred. Must have 5 years of experience in litigation law practice. Strong understanding of litigation terms and technological skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, some knowledge of the capabilities of litigation software such as Relativity. Superior research skills, including the use of online services, databases, and the Internet. Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills. Project and case management skills including a strong aptitude for managing and prioritizing multiple projects and deadlines. Superior organizational and time management skills. The ability to work independently and maintain a high degree of confidentiality.

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