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Title : Legal Assistant/paralegal

Location : Florida - Tallahassee
Refer to Job # NJWC769577

Legal Assistant/paralegal The candidate requires experience in scheduling and calendaring; setting up litigation files; reviewing significant amounts of medical records; creating detailed medical chronologies; preparing, responding to and tracking discovery requests; summarizing discovery responses, medical bills and deposition transcripts; communicating with clients; using State and Federal court electronic filing systems, maintenance of paper and electronic files, using Microsoft Office and assisting in trial preparation. Should be organized, attentive to detail, focused, able to multi-task, and work well with others on various projects. Will collect, examine, and organize files and other legal documents for attorney review and case preparation. Draft and proofread correspondence and legal documents, such as pleadings and contracts. Communicate with clients and witnesses to schedule meetings, interviews, and depositions. Manage, organize, and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing systems. Provide general administrative assistance, such as maintaining the attorney's calendar and making travel arrangements. High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Associate's degree in paralegal studies, a paralegal certificate, or a Bachelor's degree preferred. 3-5 years of experience as a legal assistant, legal secretary, or paralegal handling civil litigation matters required. Experience in the practice areas of medical malpractice is a plus. Detail-oriented and highly organized required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and professional demeanor required. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook required. Ability to work independently, manage large workloads, and keep required.

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