Litigation Paralegal in Belleville, IL| LawFirmStaff

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Title : Litigation Paralegal

Location : Illinois - Belleville
Refer to Job # ZGDJ858830

Litigation Paralegal The candidate will perform a variety of duties including researching law, investigating facts, and preparing documents for attorneys according to established policies and procedures. Continually review and manage case files. Prepare initial discovery, i.e., interrogatories, request for production, request for admissions. E-File in both State and Federal Court systems. Journal deadlines for responses and monitor for timeliness. Prepare draft responses to discovery, including document productions and corresponding privilege logs. Prepare legal documents such as subpoenas, briefs and pleadings. Prepare case and medical chronologies, agreements, deposition summaries/abstracts and trial binders for use by attorneys. Investigate facts as requested by attorneys. Ensure proper indexing and filing of original legal documents. Handle trial preparation - expert research, prepare trial binders, exhibit lists and binders, trial subpoenas, engage in witness management. Schedule trial testimony and other related arrangements, as needed. Attend trial as necessary. The candidate should preferably have a Bachelor's degree. Must have 5+ years of insurance defense experience with a specific focus on personal injury and property damage. Should have experience with trial preparation and participation/attendance, including organization of witness materials and preparation of physical and electronic exhibits. Must have experience with exhibit manipulation software such as Sanction/Trial Director/TrialPad, Relativity and PowerPoint. Knowledge in a variety of areas including complex litigation, transportation, products liability, toxic tort, chemical exposure, fire litigation, construction defect and general liability is needed. Proficiency with internet, iManage, Relativity and MS Office Suite programs is essential. E-Filing experience in both State and Federal Court systems is a must.

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