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Title : Litigation Paralegal

Location : Florida - Tampa
Refer to Job # KUFU732594

Litigation Paralegal Duties : Performs legal research which may include automated research services. Specifically, researches sources such as statutes, judicial decisions, legal articles and constitutions. Conducts witness interviews. Serves as a liaison between counsel, clients, experts, witnesses, third parties, and other outside contacts. Prepares case summaries. Summarizes records, court files and depositions. Investigates case facts and case law to determine causes of action. Reviews and summarizes third party and client documents. Tracks and monitors cases and documents for ongoing litigation matters. Organizes and maintains litigation files. Compiles documents responsive to discovery requests and attends document productions. Drafts, prepares and reviews legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, discovery materials, appeals and contracts. Assists in trial preparation and discovery practices such as gathering and organizing exhibits, trial data, documents and other materials in response to subpoenas, discovery requests, interrogatories, motions for summary judgments, etc. Attends arbitration, hearings, depositions, and trials as needed. Keeps current with procedures used by local, state and federal courts. Qualifications: The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree, Paralegal certificate, or equivalent work experience. Must have 5 years progressive experience in a defense law firm. Should have interpersonal skills necessary to communicate by e-mail, telephone, or in person to provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact in an environment with a diverse group of personalities. Must have ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints while maintaining a high level of attention to detail. Should have ability to meet deadlines in an environment with frequent interruptions and complex projects. Must have advanced skills in computer technology using Microsoft Office Suite, Orion and document management (Sharepoint).

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