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Location : Oregon - Portland
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Paralegal Responsibilities : Shall review and analysis of claim materials and client records, conducting background investigations, obtaining public records through multiple municipalities. Shall assist with drafting discovery and pleadings for attorney review. Shall be working with various experts (medical, accident reconstruction, engineering, etc.) to obtain the necessary records for review, scheduling of IMEs or site visits, participating in teleconferences and verifying their credentials prior to their engagement. Ability to multi-task, prioritize assignments, and manage multiple deadlines. Monitor and manage litigation files, including tracking deadlines. Ability to move cases forward with little supervision. Draft discovery and pleadings for attorney review. Identify records responsive to discovery in addition to identifying missing records for furtherance of case investigation. Review and analyze medical records and medical bills to create medical chronologies and medical billing summaries. Perform in-depth research and investigation for case development. Assist attorneys with exhibits, creation of notebooks for attorney reference, preparation of materials for depositions, mediation, arbitration and/or trial. Identify and understand each carrier-specific billing guideline to ensure work is being performed within those guidelines.
Requirements : The candidate shall have an experienced litigation paralegal who has demonstrated the ability to handle complex assignments, work independently, possesses excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to multitask, while maintaining a high level of detail and quality of work is desired. Familiarity with the insurance industry is a plus. Experience in preparing discovery, pleadings, and motions for attorney review for both Oregon and Washington is desired. Experience with personal injury cases; specifically the review and analysis of medical records, creation of medical chronologies, review of medical billing and creation of medical billing summaries is greatly preferred. Experience and knowledge of Washington expert discovery Rules is desired. Microsoft office, including Excel, Word, and Adobe Acrobat is required. Prior experience with billing time and maintaining a set billable requirement are also key components for this position.
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