Litigation Paralegal

Special Counsel is seeking an experienced Litigation Paralegal in the Raleigh area!

The ideal candidate will have experience assisting attorneys in their day to day work, enhancing attorney effectiveness by providing information and legal support, as well as representing the attorneys to clients and others. The candidate will need to perform a variety of tasks, including drafting legal documents, reports, and summaries, performing research, and preparing for depositions, settlement conferences, motions, trials and hearings.

Responsibilities:

  • Record daily billable time in billing system;
  • Draft correspondence, case status reports and budgets;
  • Draft pleadings, including answers, motions, notices, orders, calendar requests, subpoenas, affidavits, and other court filings;
  • Draft discovery requests and responses;
  • Draft Settlement Agreements and Releases;
  • Confer with clients/insureds regarding discovery responses, mediation, depositions, etc.;
  • Locate, contact and/or interview parties, witnesses, and experts;
  • Communicate with opposing counsel, co-counsel, clients, insureds, expert witnesses, court personnel, and others, to facilitate progress of cases;
  • Communicate with vendors regarding copying, preparation of exhibits, imaging, etc.;
  • Prepare information to be provided to experts, including pleadings, demographics, and medical records, and maintain a record of the same;
  • Review and analysis of large quantities of documents for confidentiality/privilege/work product/relevance prior to production to plaintiff’s counsel;
  • Maintain deposition errata sheets;
  • Prepare medical and event chronologies;
  • Summarize depositions;
  • Summarize discovery responses from other parties;
  • Prepare and update indices of pleadings, discovery, and other file materials;
  • Organize, analyze and maintain case file, including documents, discovery, pleadings, medical records, and trial notebooks;
  • Perform online research regarding criminal record, driving record, and civil suit histories;
  • Perform legal research;
  • Cite-check briefs and assist in preparation of supporting exhibits;
  • Create databases, code documents, and load deposition transcripts into Eclipse;
  • Assist with preparations for hearings/mediations/trials, including preparation of exhibits, power point presentations, notebooks, etc.;
  • Maintain attorney deadlines and calendar
  • Qualifications

    4 year degree, or Paralegal certificate from an accredited paralegal program, or between 8-10 years’ experience working as a paralegal

    Skills:

  • Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite; i.e., Word, Outlook, etc.
  • Minimum typing speed of 50 wpm
  • Knowledge of NetDocuments (Document Management Software), and Elite helpful
  • Must be flexible/detail oriented
  • Excellent client service or interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle conflicting priorities
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Ability to provide paralegal support for two or more attorneys
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely fashion
  • Ability to manage/meet deadlines
  • Prior North Carolina litigation paralegal experience a plus
  • Working knowledge or familiarity with NC and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Rules of Evidence


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