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Location : New York - Long Island
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Paralegal/Assistant Supervisor - Personal Injury Defense Duties: Provides support to attorneys by monitoring case status and completing required actions and assignments. Paralegals draft legal documents, perform legal and factual research, ensure that documents are timely filed with courts, review, analyze and summarize documents and information, including medical records, and communicate with clients, insurance claims professionals, court personnel, expert witnesses and opposing counsel and their support staff. Paralegals represent the Firm by supporting attorneys and providing outstanding customer service and accurate follow-through actions for all inquiries and referrals. This position also supports and assists the Firm's NYC Paralegal Supervisor on certain supervisory, training and administrative tasks.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 in person 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. Assists and supports NYC Paralegal Supervisor with supervision, training, scheduling, task assignment and completion and general oversight of other members of support staff (paralegals, case assistants, calendaring personnel, etc.).
Qualifications: Associate degree in a related field (such as legal assisting, law enforcement, or human services). 10+ years of related experience, including at least three years of experience supervising other personnel in a law firm environment. Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with clients, co-workers, and representatives of other agencies. Strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to effectively communicate over the phone. Must be a highly motivated self-starter with excellent research, analytical and above average computer skills and knowledge. Good decision-making skills and the ability to function well under stress while working in a fast-paced environment in order to meet deadlines and deal with pressure situations. General knowledge of applicable subject areas, including court rules and procedures, and the ability to learn relevant terminology, policies, and processes. Proficiency in all Microsoft Office products (including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and in using web-based applications. Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and deal with interruptions. Strong attention to detail. Ability to consistently demonstrate sound ethics, good judgment and maintain the confidentiality of information.
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