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Title : Litigation Paralegal

Location : Louisiana - New Orleans
Refer to Job # JACW860802


Litigation Paralegal Summary Title: Litigation Paralegal ID: 73122578 Department: Staff Location: San Francisco, California Salary Range: N/A Salary Range *Note*: N/A Workplace Type: Hybrid Description Litigation Paralegal Location: Flexible and in any state where the firm has an office. Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, a national law firm, currently has an exciting full-time employment opportunity for a Litigation Paralegal. The position may be located in any of our Firm's office locations. The candidate must possess strong California civil litigation experience. We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. Position Summary: We are seeking a Litigation Paralegal with experience in the area of tort defense litigation, particularly as it pertains to personal injury and property damage related cases, who will perform a variety of duties including researching law, investigating facts, and preparing documents for attorneys according to established policies and procedures. Duties and Responsibilities: * Continual review and management of case files. * Prepare initial discovery, i.e., interrogatories, request for production, request for admissions. * E-File in both State and Federal Court systems. * Journal deadlines for responses and monitor for timeliness. * Prepare draft responses to discovery, including document productions and corresponding privilege logs. * Prepare legal documents such as subpoenas, briefs and pleadings. * Prepare case and medical chronologies, agreements, deposition summaries/abstracts and trial binders for use by attorneys. * Investigate facts as requested by attorneys. * Ensure proper indexing and filing of original legal documents. * Trial preparation - expert research, prepare trial binders, exhibit lists and binders, trial subpoenas, engage in witness management; schedule trial testimony and other related arrangements, as needed. * Attend trial as necessary. Qualifications and Prior Experience: * Bachelor's degree is preferred; Additionally, a minimum of (5) years of insurance defense experience with a specific focus on personal injury and property damage required. Only applicants with this experience will be considered. * Experience with trial preparation and participation/attendance, including organization of witness materials and preparation of physical and electronic exhibits; experience with exhibit manipulation software such as Sanction/Trial Director/TrialPad, Relativity and PowerPoint. * Knowledge in a variety of areas including complex litigation, transportation, products liability, toxic tort, chemical exposure, fire litigation, construction defect and general liability. * Proficiency with internet, iManage, Relativity and MS Office Suite programs. * E-Filing experience in both State and Federal Court systems. * Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs. * Listens and seeks clarification; responds well to questions. * Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully. * Demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness and attention to detail. * Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. * Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data. * Takes independent actions and calculated risks; asks for help when needed. * Follows instructions, responds to management direction; commits to additional hours of work when necessary to reach goals. * Balances team and individual responsibilities; contributes to building a positive team environment. * Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming. * Maintains confidentiality. * Accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments. * Moves case along, anticipating next steps and proactively discussing same with attorneys. Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace, and we continue to take steps to mitigate the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 while in the office. As a result, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP requires all employees whose work requires them to be in the office to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Therefore, all successful applicants for positions will be required to provide proof of such vaccination prior to commencement of employment. Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable. As an EEO/AA employer, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualifications and Prior Experience: Bachelor's degree is preferred; Additionally, a minimum of (5) years of insurance defense experience with a specific focus on personal injury and property damage required. Only applicants with this experience will be considered. Experience with trial preparation and participation/attendance, including organization of witness materials and preparation of physical and electronic exhibits; experience with exhibit manipulation software such as Sanction/Trial Director/TrialPad, Relativity and PowerPoint. Knowledge in a variety of areas including complex litigation, transportation, products liability, toxic tort, chemical exposure, fire litigation, construction defect and general liability. Proficiency with internet, iManage, Relativity and MS Office Suite programs. E-Filing experience in both State and Federal Court systems. Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs. Listens and seeks clarification; responds well to questions. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness and attention to detail. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data. Takes independent actions and calculated risks; asks for help when needed. Follows instructions, responds to management direction; commits to additional hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Balances team and individual responsibilities; contributes to building a positive team environment. Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming. Maintains confidentiality. Accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments. Moves case along, anticipating next steps and proactively discussing same with attorneys.
 
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