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Title : Litigation Paralegal

Location : Texas - Houston
Refer to Job # GXSM709684

Litigation Paralegal The candidate should have 1+ years full-time experience working on car accident liability docket. Duties: Request driving records and medical and billing records by affidavit; Lien searches using county databases; Prepare litigation settlement demand letters and packages for attorney/supervisor's review; Coordinate and schedule hearings, depositions, expert witnesses, site inspections, mediations, and meetings; Maintain firm-calendar, docketing all hearings, depositions, mediations, trial dates, meetings, deadlines and docket control orders; Create deposition, mediation, and trial notebooks; Draft and/or e-file variety of correspondence, notices, motions, original petitions, citations, discovery requests/responses, along with subpoena, review and summary of medical records and other pleadings; Ensure that service is obtained on Defendant; Propounding, objections and answering written discovery; Prepare for and attend trial through organizing exhibits, summarizing deposition testimony, providing page/line excerpts and other pretrial documents for the court while maintaining ongoing communication with witnesses (expert and fact) during trial; Conduct asset/background legal research using various programs and/or databases to obtain information on criminal and civil backgrounds, in addition to title, lien and deed research; Handle "friendly suits," coordinating with ad litem, defense, and client; Maintain client contact and tangible files; Control legal expenses to ensure that all monies are counted for upon settlement; Periodic file review with attorney/supervisor; Bilingual translation, written and verbal. Should be knowledgeable in Texas personal injury issues such as; liability, insurance coverage, liens, "paid versus incurred", subrogation, etc. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and understanding of the litigation process.

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