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Title : Litigation Paralegal

Location : Florida - Fort Lauderdale
Refer to Job # LXQP843661

Litigation Paralegal Duties: The candidate will prepare and format memoranda, correspondence, and other legal credentials. Independently draft standard routine pleadings, correspondence, and other documents. Read and electronically profile e-mails, File pleadings via legal messenger or electronically with courts. Maintain superior public relations with business associates and clients. Schedule appointments, meetings, hearings, depositions, mediations, and other appearances for an attorney. Assist in scheduling seminars, industry dinners or luncheons, and other functions as requested. Work closely with other staff members in a team-familiarized manner. Work closely with paralegals for maintaining structured and comprehensive file indexes and case files. Proofread legal documents as required. Provide service updates; client status updates; follow-up on outstanding documents and or services; coordinate with title contacts to complete outstanding tasks such as recordings; missing documents. Obtain Fee Approval from Clients. Draft and generate pleadings such as Complaints; Motions; Notice of Hearings; Affidavits; Defaults; Notice of Actions; Notice of Publications. Assist with check down of closed; active and hold files including forwarding invoices of contested foreclosures fees and costs. Manage and organize the production of documents; identify privileged documents, and request documents from clients. Generate reports and follow-up on identified outstanding tasks and will perform other duties and responsibilities as needed. Qualifications: The candidate should have a high school diploma or equivalent; Secondary education or some college a plus. Minimum 3-5 years of Litigation Paralegal experience or general knowledge of civil litigation. Registered or Certified Paralegal a plus. Must have a positive attitude and be a team player. Provide legal support to attorneys and team. Manage a portfolio of files for clients. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate with clerks or Judges in various courts, and defense attorneys. Must provide excellent customer service (internally and externally). Must be a self-starter and possess good time-management abilities. Balance team and individual responsibilities; contribute to building a positive team spirit. Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; Look for ways to improve and promote quality. Must possess exceptional organizational skills; have the ability to multi-task and be adaptable to change. Ability to read and write for proofreading and editing purposes.High-level proficiency in MS Office suite. Proficiency in internet research activities. Familiarity with case and document management software. Good understanding of policies and procedures of law. Ability to transcribe correspondence and reports, and legal documents. Ability to operate a computer, fax machine, scanner, photocopier, and telephone. Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.

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