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Title : Litigation Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Location : Virginia - Newport News
Refer to Job # SJCS736420

Litigation Paralegal / Legal Assistant Duties: Support an attorney on a daily basis but will also be part of all the asbestos trial team projects which will require occasional support of other attorneys. Develop, organize, and maintain all documents (i.e., client and litigation files). Proofread and edit legal documents and client correspondence. Manage calendars to ensure meeting all deadlines. File motions and pleadings with courts electronically. Prepare deposition notices and book court reporters/videographers. Request employment records, Social Security records, and monitor files for return of documents from clients. Draft subpoenas, motions, and discovery (i.e., interrogatories, requests for production, requests for admission, etc.). Prepare deposition summaries, affidavits, witness disclosures, and exhibit lists. Make travel arrangements. Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent. 2+ year legal experience in litigation (preferably in personal injury or product liability). A strong background in performing a wide variety of duties related to the preparation of legal documents such as drafting correspondence, understanding the purpose for witness discovery, and compilation of exhibit lists with a strong attention to detail. Requires being self-motivated, organized, and able to work under pressure while meeting deadlines. Requires the ability to communicate professionally with clients and coworkers as well as able to take over the shoulder A? dictation in creating complete and accurate documents. Strong written and oral communication with experts, witnesses, clients, and coworkers. Ability to type 70+ wpm. Attention to detail. Strong administrative and organizational skills. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines. Strong grammar and proofreading/editing skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Preferred Skills/Experience: Paralegal or Legal Assistant certification. Associates degree.

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