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Title : Legal Secretary/paralegal

Location : Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
Refer to Job # TOTQ732665

Legal Secretary/Paralegal The candidate will be responsible to assist Attorneys in the practice areas of personal injury and workers compensation from case inception through trial. Drafting and responding to motions and discovery, preparation for depositions and/or trial. Assist attorney with outgoing discovery responses and review incoming discovery responses; assist in preparing for depositions. Complete case management from inception to settlement and distribution. May manage the calendars of multiple attorneys by planning and scheduling conferences, teleconferences, depositions, and travel; record and monitor court appearance dates, pleadings, and filing requirements; monitor evidence-gathering. Produce information by transcribing from dictation, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, and copying. Confirm case status with attorney. Coordinate case preparation. Type and file complaints and motions, letters. Keep clients informed by maintaining contact; communicate with clients via phone and email. Schedule witnesses for trial. Keep cases organized by establishing and organizing files. Follow-up on delegated assignments; know when to act and when to refer matters to attorney. Maintain client confidence by keeping client/attorney information confidential. General knowledge of Employment Law very helpful. The candidate must have demonstrated experience processing settlements in personal injury and workers' compensation claims. 1 to 3 years of Legal Secretary, Paralegal or similar experience in PA is necessary. Experience typing and filing complaints and motions is required. PA State Court experience required, Federal Court experience is a plus. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills is necessary. Ability to self-manage and complete work within required deadlines is essential. Knowledge of NJ laws is helpful. Strong Client Relationship and Communication Skills are must. Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus. Knowledge of Salesforce is beneficial.

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