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Title : Personal Injury Defense Paralegal

Location : New York - Long Island
Refer to Job # JSXI741260


Personal Injury Defense Paralegal The candidate provides support to attorneys by monitoring case status and completing required actions and assignments. Supports and assists the Firm's NYC Paralegal Supervisor on certain supervisory, training and administrative tasks. Paralegals. Proactively monitors status of pending cases and communicates with attorneys as to case status and suggested actions to move cases forward to conclusion. Drafts, reviews and edits legal documents (pleadings, motions, notices, discovery, responses to discovery, etc.) and correspondence. Reviews and analyzes information, including medical records, provided by clients, client representatives, other parties and their counsel, and medical providers. Inputs information regarding parties, case status and assigned tasks into case management software. Monitors and assists with maintenance of case calendar by scheduling matter events, coordinating with counsel, and generating status reports to keep attorneys updated with matter status. Answers questions and supplies detailed information both in person and on the phone. Assists attorneys with preparation for and during trials, arbitration proceedings, administrative hearings, etc., by preparing key document and issue binders, organizing, assembling, marking and maintaining documents for exhibits, scheduling witnesses for testimony and performing other, similar tasks. Receives and processes a variety of requests for information, registrations, actions, forms, orders, notices, and/or other related information. Follows through on client needs through coordination of services. Assists with engagement and consultation with expert witnesses. Performs a variety of clerical activities and other duties as assigned. The candidate should have Associates degree in a related field (such as legal assisting, law enforcement, or human services). Must have 7+ years of related experience in New York and New Jersey State Courts. Experience in any one or more of the following state courts is a plus: Pennsylvania, Florida, and Connecticut. Strong background in analyzing and summarizing medical records is essential. Must have interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with clients, co-workers, and representatives of other agencies. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to effectively communicate over the phone. Must have excellent research, analytical and above average computer skills and knowledge. Must have general knowledge of applicable subject areas, including court rules and procedures, and the ability to learn relevant terminology, policies, and processes. Must have proficiency in all Microsoft Office products (including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and in using web-based applications.
 
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