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Title : Paralegal

Location : Alabama - Birmingham
Refer to Job # JPTD850639


Paralegal The candidate supports attorneys in the various aspects of litigation related to case preparation, management, and execution. Obtains, reviews, analyzes, and summarizes legal documentation pertaining to cases. Schedules depositions and other meetings with clients, witnesses, experts, opposing counsel, court reporters and others. Identifies, locates, interviews, and evaluates potential experts and sends expert packages to parties for review. Tracks requests for documents and regularly follows up on progress of receipt. Regularly reviews files and proactively works to move cases forward. Documents files and updates clients when necessary regarding status of case. Participates in all aspects of discovery and file or trial preparation as required by supervisor. May prepare draft discovery documents. Maintains an expert database and researches opposing counsel's experts. Makes travel arrangements and provides directions and other necessary information to attorney. Performs research pertaining to legal issues and precedents related to particular cases. Files documents with the various courts. Performs clerical duties such as typing and filing to the extent required to produce work product or assure proper organization of case files. Enters billable time into computer on a daily basis. Meets a minimum billing requirement of 140 hours per month (1680 per year). This requirement is not reduced by any paid or unpaid time off, mandatory training, or the performance of any non-billable functions. Such time off, training, or performance of non-billable functions are not counted toward the minimum billing requirement. Performs non-billable functions, including but not limited to, participating on strategic committees, assisting in seminar development, assisting with production of presentations, mentoring and training new employees. Ensures all functions are performed in exact accordance with applicable client guidelines. Remains flexible and open to requests for support or assistance outside of the scope of this job description and to other duties as directed by the Management team. Bachelor's or better degree is preferred. Should have 3+ years of Litigation. Should be certified Paralegal.
 
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