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Location : Florida - Sarasota
Refer to Job # FALM861057
Paralegal The candidate will work closely with attorneys providing support before, during and after trials. Prepare legal documents including pleadings, motions, affidavits, complaints, and legal memoranda. E-file all court documents in state and federal court. Communicate with clients, court, counsel, and others. Conduct legal research and factual investigation. Prepare discovery documents, interrogatories, and responses. Draft and serve the summons. Coordinate and summarize depositions. Prepare trial binders and exhibits. Draft pleadings, motions and appellate documents and file them with the court. Perform administrative duties (calendar hearings and deadlines, organize case files, and manage logistics). Maintain pleadings and discovery indexes. Organize exhibits, documents, evidence, briefs, and appendices. Aid attorneys with interrogatories and other discovery requests. Gather relevant information from a variety of sources. Liaise between trial teams and internal/external third parties. Deal with witness preparation and assist with case settlements. Handle other tasks as requested by the attorney.
The candidate should preferably have an Associate degree, certificate, or equivalent work experience. Completion of a nationally accredited paralegal program is also preferred. Must have 2+ years of litigation experience. Should preferably have experience in personal injury, workers' compensation, premises liability, or other injury-related practice areas. Applicable knowledge of motions, discovery, evidence, litigation documentation, court rules, and procedures, practices, etc. is needed. Should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be proficient in calendaring depositions, mediations, and hearings. Should have extensive computer and database expertise with MS Word, Excel, and Outlook skills, and type no less than 35 wpm.
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