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Title : Litigation Paralegal

Location : Illinois - Belleville
Refer to Job # BIPH859050

Litigation Paralegal The candidate will research law, investigate facts, and prepare documents for attorneys according to established policies and procedures. Continual review and management of case files. Obtain necessary authorizations for medical records (requires knowledge regarding HIPAA regulations. Identify healthcare providers from whom to obtain pertinent records. Collect, organize, safeguard and electronically store medical records and imaging whilst maintaining inventory log of same. Prepare initial discovery, i.e., interrogatories, request for production, request for admissions. Vet and engage with subject matter experts. 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 briefs, pleadings, chronologies, agreements, deposition summaries/abstracts and trial and/or mediation binders for use by attorneys. Investigate facts as requested by attorneys. Ensure proper indexing and filing of original legal documents. Prepare trial exhibits. Schedule and prepare expert lay witnesses for trial. Attend trial, as necessary. High School diploma or equivalent is required; Bachelor's Degree is preferred. Should have 5+ years of civil defense litigation experience. Experience in personal injury, property damage and medical malpractice is preferred. Experience with trial preparation and participation/attendance, including organization of witness materials and preparation of physical and electronic exhibits is required. Working knowledge of the rules and procedures IL and MO State and Federal Court systems (including experience in eFiling) is required.

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