10 days old
2018-04-092018-05-09

Defense Litigation Paralegal

Company Confidential
Manhattan, New York 10005
  • Job Type
    Paralegal
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Paralegal – Defense Litigation

Location: New York, NY

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Description:

Our downtown Manhattan client is seeking a Defense Litigation Paralegal to join their growing team. The paralegal should have experience with case management to support the Mass Tort and Medical Life Science groups including general liability, medical malpractice, nursing home and assisted living liability, toxic exposures, lead paint, construction defect property damage litigation and product liability litigation. The paralegal will review medical and other records, manage and meet discovery deadlines, and manage and update case activity to assist attorneys with case monitoring and client reporting.  This position requires a high level of motivation, flexibility, initiative and ability to follow through on numerous ongoing projects.  The successful candidate must exhibit a positive attitude and a willingness to help.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Create and update case management spreadsheets to track medical records, discovery requests and responses and settled/discontinued actions
  • Prepare binders and exhibits for depositions, mediations, expert review, settlement conferences, arbitrations and trials
  • Monitor ECF’s, and internal MA 3000 calendar to prepare and assist with all phases of discovery; communicate upcoming discovery deadlines and court appearances to attorneys
  • Prepare deposition digests and summaries
  • Using document management software, prepare document productions by analyzing, coding, redacting and bates stamping documents
  • Process authorizations and compile medical records, photographs, and other fact investigative material to be analyzed and/or produced; analyze medical records and draft chronologies
  • Utilize online ECF filing system on both state and federal court levels
  • Preparation and service of various legal documents, i.e. subpoenas, discovery requests motions, etc., and execute follow-up regarding service and filing of documents
  • Travel to court to file documents, attend hearings or assist at trial
  • Proofread and  assemble motions and accompanying exhibits
  • Review, download, profile and distribute case notifications received electronically
  • Communicate with clients, vendors, expert witnesses, opposing counsel, local counsel and counsel for co-defendants as needed
  • Accurately record and maintain billable hours

 

 

Requirements

  • Experience reviewing medical and technical records plus
  • 2-4 years of defense litigation experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Nursing, health care or science background helpful but not required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required
  • Experience utilizing SharePoint,  e-discovery platforms and trial technology tools a plus
  • Must exhibit well-developed interpersonal and client relation skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills required
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Must exhibit initiative and problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Must be able to effectively multi-task, meet deadlines and excel in a team atmosphere

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