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Title : Legal Assistant/paralegal

Location : Ohio - Cleveland
Refer to Job # BENQ699702

Legal Assistant/Paralegal The candidate will prepare, revise and proofread legal documents and correspondence. Maintain electronic files in case management system. Draft routine notices and entries. Docket deadlines and events. Prepare exhibits and hearing binders. Transcribing of digital dictation. Schedule appointments, travel arrangements, conferences and client meetings. Prepare expense and disbursement forms for reimbursement or payment. Maintain assignment calendars. Prepare timesheets and review client bills. Maintain client and administrative files in accordance with firm procedures, including within the document management system. Exercise independent judgment when prioritizing work assignments. Perform other miscellaneous administrative and support duties as assigned. Draft discovery requests and organize discovery responses for attorneys' approval. Prepare drafts of certain l documents for attorneys' review/final approval; emphasis on civil litigation pleadings and discovery. Forward records to clients and experts. Schedule depositions and meetings with expert witnesses. Review and summarize cases including all records\coordinate trial prep including exhibits and records. Drafting documents, including correspondence, answers to interrogatories, pleadings, motions, certain business forms and probate court documents, for attorneys review/approval. Ordering and compiling medical records and bills and preparing economic and non-economic loss compendium. Performing case-related research, as requested by supported attorneys. Preparing for deposition and attendance at trials, as requested by supported attorneys. Running reports, tracking statutes, and maintaining and updating client lists and due dates. Communicating with clients. Training of other Administrative Assistants and Paralegals, as needs arise. Back-up/support to other Administrative Assistants and Paralegals, as needs arise. The candidate should have 2-5 years of recent meaningful law firm experience in litigation. Insurance defense experience is ideal. Paralegal certification or degree required. Knowledge of Trialworks and Juris preferred. Excellent communication, writing/proofreading skills required. Proficient in Microsoft Office.

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