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Paralegal

Paralegal

Job ID 
2018-1696
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-CA-Rocklin
Posted Date 
2/6/2018
Category 
Legal
Travel 
None
Company Car Provided? 
No

More information about this job

Overview

In this high pace legal department, you’ll expertly assist our attorneys in all aspects of legal case preparation and file management.  A primary focus will be assisting with the discovery phase of litigation.  Our attorneys will also rely on you for accurate administrative and technical support as well as diving into any special projects assigned by the department manager.

Responsibilities

  • Gather and review responses and records produced by opposing counsel and other sources with relevant information
  • Assist in drafting routine legal documents for review and use by attorneys, prepare medical record summaries, party and witness deposition summaries, compile and prepare draft discovery response, and prepare trial notebooks
  • Gather and organize exhibits, documents, trial data and other materials in response to management requests, subpoenas, discovery requests, interrogatories, etc.  Prepares records for expert review
  • Coordinates requests between multiple parties involved in case through constant communication with client, claims and attorneys through the end of the case
  • Equipment used will include:  Telephone, calculator, copy machine, scanner, computer (software – word processing, emails, creating .pdf files, docketing and document management program), FAX machine, laser printer.

Qualifications

Experience:

  • Must have:
    • Minimum of three (3) years working in the position of Paralegal in a civil defense practice 
    • Have complete command of legal concepts, including discovery, trials, and appeals 
    • Knowledge of complex litigation rules and procedures is essential 
    • Have command of Court Rules and Procedures 
    • Experience in construction defect and bodily injury fields 
    • Able to use a personal computer up to 8 hours per day

 

Education Requirements:

  • Must have a High School diploma
  • Preferred to have college and/or a paralegal certificate/degree from an approved training program

 

Attributes We Seek: 

  • Able to successfully handle multiple priorities and keep up with a high pace and high volume work environment through use of exceptional organizational skills
  • Must be versatile and flexible to change focus as work flow and projects require
  • High accuracy in work product and being keen on the details
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate an open-minded, team-oriented, and collaborative work style through exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiastic and strong service minded by willingly to assist others as directed

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