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Location : New York - Long Island
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Paralegal Duties: Point of contact for asbestos clients, national counsel, and carriers for the asbestos client(s). Maintain client contact information and product information for the asbestos client(s). Cooperate with an assigned partner, docket attorney, and client attorney for the asbestos client(s). Maintain and update reminders for project deadlines for the asbestos client(s). Intake and complete New Complaint Intake Sheet of new complaints/petitions for the asbestos client(s). Monitor deadlines for filing of responsive pleadings and pre-trial deadlines for asbestos clients(s). Review complaints/petitions answers to discovery and deposition summaries for product identification. Maintain and update the list of cases with product identification. Coordinate expert reporting with a medical paralegal, the asbestos client(s), and assigned docket/client attorneys. Monitor scheduled depositions for the asbestos client(s). Update case management program with deposition information and product identification information. Prepare and update Fact and Expert Witness Disclosures including letters adopting master lists. Prepare and update Trial Exhibit Lists including letters adopting master lists. Prepare and file Discovery responses. Adhere to the asbestos client(s) reporting requirements. Pre-trial preparations. Prepare for and attend bi-monthly watch list meetings. Prepare for trials for the asbestos client(s).
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and/or Paralegal Certificate. 1-3 years litigation experience (asbestos Litigation experience is a plus). Knowledge of NYCAL Procedures. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work in an organized and efficient manner. Be consistently at work and on time; arrive at meetings and appointments on time; ensure work responsibilities are covered when absent. Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Respond promptly to attorney and client requests for service and assistance; meet commitments. Follow instructions; complete tasks on time; commit to the hours necessary to complete assignments; work independently. Contribute to building a positive team spirit; support everyone's efforts to succeed. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. File & Serve, NYSCEF, Pacer, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, DropBox, and Excel (Aderant knowledge is a plus.).
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