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Title : Paralegal - Asbestos Litigation

Location : Virginia - Newport News
Refer to Job # BJVW732668

Paralegal - Asbestos Litigation The successful candidate will have a strong background in performing a wide variety of duties related to the preparation of legal documents such as legal correspondence, discovery responses, and compilation of exhibit lists with a strong attention to detail. The Paralegal position requires being self-motivated, organized, and able to work under pressure while meeting deadlines. Additionally, this position is expected to use Microsoft Office and other software tools to create professional, complete, accurate, and detailed documents. The Paralegal position will support one attorney on a daily basis and also be tasked with responsibilities related to the asbestos trial team projects which will require occasional support of other attorneys. Develop, organize, and maintain all documents (i.e., client and litigation files). Prepare draft case summaries, pleadings, and responses for attorney review. Proofread, and edit legal documents and client correspondence. Prepare deposition summaries, affidavits, witness disclosures, and exhibit lists. Manage calendars to ensure meeting all deadlines. File motions and pleadings with courts electronically. Prepare deposition notices and book court reporters/videographers. Ability to request employment records, Social Security records, and monitor files for return of documents from clients. Ability to retrieve case law and statutes from West law and other legal databases upon request. Organize and maintain Excel spreadsheets. Draft subpoenas, motions, and discovery (i.e., interrogatories, requests for production, requests for admission, etc.). Strong written and oral communication with experts, witnesses, and clients. The candidate must have paralegal or Legal Assistant certification. Must have 2+ years legal experience in litigation (preferably in personal injury or product liability). Should have proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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