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Title : Litigation Paralegal

Location : Illinois - Chicago
Refer to Job # GIUS825571

Litigation Paralegal Duties: The candidate will perform a variety of duties including researching the law, investigating facts, and preparing documents for attorneys according to established policies and procedures. 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 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. Attend trial as necessary. Write clearly and informatively; edit work for spelling and grammar; vary writing style to meet needs. Listen and seek clarification; respond well to questions. Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully. Follow instructions, respond to management direction; commit to additional hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Balance team and individual responsibilities; contribute to building a positive team environment. Qualifications: The candidate should preferably have a Bachelor's degree. Also, 5+ years of insurance defense experience with a specific focus on personal injury and property damage is required. 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. Working knowledge of the internet, Excel, and Microsoft Word software. E-Filing experience in both State and Federal Court systems. 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. 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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