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Title : Paralegal

Location : New Mexico - Albuquerque
Refer to Job # UOBU708564


Paralegal The candidate will work for Personal Injury Law Firm. These duties include-- Summarize police report; Interviewing witnesses; Managing client file in appropriate format adopted by law firm; Reporting claim to responsible insurance companies; Sending letter of representation to responsible insurance companies; Sending letters of protection to health care providers; Ordering of all medical records and bills from health care providers using medical authorization signed by client; Preparing medical index and keeping it updated on a regular monthly basisl Manage tickle system of securing medical records and bills with follow up if not received from health care provider within specific time periods; Notifications of representation to client's health insurance company, Medicare or Medicaid carrier of representation and request for subrogation; Work with attorney in requesting reduction in subrogation from health insurance company, Medicare and Medicaid; Request final balances from health care providers lienholders with letters of protection; Work with attorney in requesting reduction in lien amount from health care providers; Minimum monthly contact with clients regarding status of case, update client on status of medical index and list of health care providers seen to date; respond to client request for updates; Calendar client appointments with attorneys; Monthly contact with claims adjuster regarding status of case; Preparation of settlement demand outline for review by attorney, using format adopted by law firm. Litigation: Modifying summons and complaints to conform with facts of crash for review and approval by attorney; Filing of summons and complaint; All filing in Odyssey (state court) and Pacer (federal court); Service of process and filing of certificate of service in Odyssey; Modifying form interrogatories, requests for production and requests for admission for service on insurance company and defendant. Meeting with clients, following up with clients and formally responding to defendants' interrogatories, request for production and requests for admission. Filing of certificate of service for discovery responded to and sent to defendants. Contacts with opposing counsel and legal secretary/paralegal regarding scheduling of depositions, hearings, arbitrations, trials and mediations. Preparation of notice and service of subpoena for depositions of witnesses, health care providers, etc. Notice to client of depositions, arbitrations, trials, mediations and meetings with attorney. Managing and organizing medical records, employment records and other documents sent to law firm by opposing counsel. Preparing of mediation notebook, arbitration notebook and/or trial notebook in format adopted by law firm. The candidate must have prior paralegal litigation experience. Should have prior paralegal litigation or significant legal assistant litigation experience. Position requires good typing, phone and organizational skills, people skills a must. Experience in personal injury and wrongful death litigation is helpful but not required. Litigation experience is required. Spanish speaking is a plus. Must have experience with the following Pre-Litigation and Litigation duties.
 
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