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Title : Insurance Defense Paralegal

Location : Florida - Fort Lauderdale
Refer to Job # WARZ860459

Litigation Paralegal Duties: Meet the billable expectation of 1,600 hours per year. Work hand-in-hand with attorneys on case planning, development and management. Review and organize all records, documents and deposition testimony to ensure the completeness of all file materials. Extensive document management. Draft correspondence, discovery, discovery responses, mediation and arbitration briefs, pleadings, motions, and reports upon request of attorney. Contact opposing counsel when discovery responses are not timely provided. Review and summarize information relevant to the case obtained through discovery requests, depositions and records. Coordinate and schedule depositions; prepare notices and subpoenas as needed. Coordinate with parties, witnesses and experts regarding interviews and meetings, including taking written statements if needed. Coordinate and attend site and document inspections, as required. Review all documents being produced for any privileged information and prepare privilege logs, as necessary. Attend team calendar meetings and make sure that all individuals involved in any case are aware of all calendar items. Schedule and notice IMEs. Conduct research through the library both manual and electronic, as needed. Assist in the preparation of the case for trial by drafting and preparing pre-trial documentation, including opening statements, jury questionnaires, jury instructions, and motions in limine; contacting witnesses and preparing subpoenas as necessary; prepare attorney trial notebooks, as well as witness/exhibit binders. In some cases, the paralegal will be required to attend trial and jury selection, as well as meetings with witnesses and experts. Coordinate and arrange for required fees to be paid during trial, including experts, jury, and reporter fees. Act as liaison between attorney and clients, carriers, experts, witnesses, and other counsel, when requested by attorney. May provide computer litigation support. Qualifications: Certificate from an ABA-approved paralegal program. 5 years of experience of litigation experience in a legal environment. Knowledge of State/Federal court rules and procedures (including calendaring). Effective communications and organization skills; detail-oriented. Effective planning, problem-solving and analytical skills, ingenuity, judgment, and administrative skills in managing practice areas. Proficiency in legal research, including the use of Lexis, Westlaw, CD-Rom services, Internet services, and library materials, as well as factual research. Computer literate such as MS Office, CACI, and legal research software. Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure as required by deadlines, etc. Ability to exhibit professionalism and promote positive work habits, including effective and timely communication, teamwork, and respect for co-workers.

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