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Location : South Carolina - Charleston
Refer to Job # HQHR708378
Paralegal - Catastrophic Injury [Temporary] Duties: Perform a variety of paralegal functions to assist Senior Paralegals and attorneys in representing their clients fairly and efficiently, completing casework, documentation and interaction with clients in preparation for and during (or up to and including) trial. Under direction, completes legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts. Assisting more senior Paralegals in the commencement of action for new cases, the discovery process, pretrial preparation, trial, post-trial and appellate work, settlements and general paralegal responsibilities. Assist Attorney and Senior Paralegals in all phases of discovery, prepares discovery responses and requests to include requests for production, interrogatories and requests for admissions, depositions, docketing, scheduling, fielding client calls, and frequent written and oral communication with defense and/or co-counsel. Arrange files and reviews documents and may prepare summonses. May draft pre-trial data, assists in the preparation of trial notebooks, exhibits and legal authorities. Organize and prepare exhibits, depositions/testimony copies, etc. Prepare trial subpoenas and assist in scheduling of witnesses. As directed by senior paralegals and attorneys, summarize trial testimony and draft bill of costs. Assist on designation of records and compiling briefs. Conduct legal research on case law using Lexis Nexis, Westlaw, and other appropriate law and/or other libraries, databases, and on-line facilities. Perform general and/or administrative paralegal duties including legal research and specific points of briefing cases. Correspond with clients and adversaries. Maintain files, including form files, legal memos and expert files. Complete special projects as requested.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor degree and/or Paralegal Certificate required. 3-5 consecutive years of paralegal work experience required; Proficient in MS 2013 Office suite. Experience with case management databases highly preferred. Must be highly organized. Previous experience in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment preferred. Ability to communicate and work well within a team environment required. Term: up to late Spring 2018
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