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Title : Paralegal Workers\' Compensation Insurance Defense

Location : Florida - Coral gables
Refer to Job # GYAZ804903

Paralegal Workers' Compensation Insurance Defense Responsibilities: Reviews and analyzes cases in order to assist in preparation of case for final hearing. Reviews and analyzes matters for the purpose of preparing matter evaluations and status reports to clients. Drafts pleadings, responses, motions and petitions. Locates and confers with expert witnesses and resource people. Arranges for expert witness inspections and obtains approval from counsel of record and specified parties. Conducts research and locates cases, depositions, opinions, reports and information related to the matter. Contacts and interviews parties, witnesses and experts, including the obtaining of written statements from witnesses. Reviews and outlines depositions, indexes and summarizes documents. Utilizes computerized litigation techniques and software.. Assists in preparation of the case for final hearing by drafting required documents. Performs assigned legal research tasks using all available resources. Qualifications: Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations. Customer Service - Manages difficult situations; Responds promptly to attorney requests. Intrapersonal - Maintains confidentiality; Remains open to others ideas and tries new things. Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values. Attendance/punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent. Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. Planning/organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives. Analytical - Collects and researches data; Designs work flows and procedures. Oral communications - speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions. Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information. Knowledge of concepts, terminology, principles and procedures of law, specifically the 440 Statutes. Knowledge of methods and techniques of legal research and the use of statutes, codes and other legal resources and skill in analytical and problem-solving techniques. Skill in work management and organization. Skill in extracting and utilizing information from statutes, court decisions, legal documents, policies and related records. Skill in understanding the necessity and the ability to preserve and maintain confidential communications and legally privileged information. Skill in the use of personal computer and office equipment. Ability to effectively communicate with others. Available to attend events either in person or via video conferencing to facilitate reporting requirements to clients. Experienced and comfortable with the use of technology. Must have 2 years of paralegal experience in the field of Workers' Compensation Law. Associate degree in any field which includes legal assistant course and/or paralegal studies OR equivalent certification. Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Firm Administrator. Ability to write and speak Spanish is preferred, but not required. Knowledge of ATO (formerly Client Profiles) or similar case management system is required.

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