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Title : Paralegal

Location : New York - Long Island
Refer to Job # PERN780847


Paralegal The candidate will be responsible for: Proactively monitors status of pending cases and communicates with attorneys as to case status and suggested actions to move cases forward to conclusion. Drafts, reviews and edits legal documents (pleadings, motions, notices, discovery, responses to discovery, etc.) and correspondence. Reviews and analyzes information, including medical records, provided by clients, client representatives, other parties and their counsel, and medical providers. Inputs information regarding parties, case status and assigned tasks into case management software. Monitors and assists with maintenance of case calendar by scheduling matter events, coordinating with counsel, and generating status reports to keep attorneys updated with matter status. Answers questions and supplies detailed information both via email and on the phone. Assists attorneys with preparation for and during trials, arbitration proceedings, administrative hearings, etc., by preparing key document and issue binders, organizing, assembling, marking and maintaining documents for exhibits, scheduling witnesses for testimony and performing other, similar tasks. Receives and processes a variety of requests for information, registrations, actions, forms, orders, notices, and/or other related information. Follows through on client needs through coordination of services. Assists with engagement and consultation with expert witnesses. Performs a variety of clerical activities and other duties as assigned. Must have Associate's degree in a related field (such as legal assisting, law enforcement, or human services). Should have 5+ years of related experience in New York and Illinois State Courts. Experience in New York and Illinois required. Experience in any one or more of the following additional state courts is a plus: California, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, or Wisconsin. Must have strong background in analyzing and summarizing medical records. Should have strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to effectively communicate over the phone. Must have general knowledge of applicable subject areas, including court rules and procedures, and the ability to learn relevant terminology, policies, and processes. Should have proficiency in all Microsoft Office products (including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and in using web-based applications.
 
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