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Paralegal (Attorney/Litigation Support)

Company: Haymond Law Firm
Location: Hartford
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Summary: Responsible preparing client files to achieve the best possible settlement, regardless of whether the case goes to trial, by performing the following duties. Duties and Responsibilities: (Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.)

  • Communicates with all involved parties in a timely manner, performs factual research, analyzes documents, drafts pleadings and supporting documentation, coordinates document production, and analyzes insurance, medical, and third party recoveries.*
  • Sets expectations and provides guidance to clients, instilling confidence in the firm and team.*
  • Develops case strategy with and provides case reviews to supervisor.*
  • Identifies cases' relevant parties, liabilities, and issues.*
  • Reviews files at inception or upon receipt for updating.*
  • Collects, analyzes, organizes, and maintains factual information and documents in accordance with correct legal practices, procedures, and firm protocols.*
  • Obtains, analyzes, and summarizes medical records.*
  • Prepares legal documents including affidavits, pleadings, briefs, and legal correspondence.*
  • Prepares and answers interrogatories and responds to requests for documents.*
  • Prepares and files pleadings, motions, and other documents with the court as directed.*
  • Prepares pre-trial memos and arbitration notebooks.*
  • Manages, records, and organizes all discovery and trial data, including exhibits, and prepares and maintains trial notebooks.*
  • Locates witnesses.*
  • Summarizes testimonies and transcripts.*
  • Drafts settlement documentation including demand letters, powers of attorney, settlement statements, and releases.*
  • Develops and maintains a working relationship with clients to ensure the expeditious gathering of facts and information necessary for litigation or settlement activities.*
  • Directs and coordinates law office activity for team, including subpoenas, police reports, and medical records.*
  • Performs Paralegal Case Manager job duties as needed.
  • Assists the receptionist and support services and answers intake calls as needed. *Essential Functions Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Language Ability: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or organization employees. Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Case Management Systems such as Aderant Total Office. Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university, and two to four years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certificates and Licenses: Paralegal certification Knowledge, Skills, and Other Abilities:
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Time management skills
  • Project development skills Physical Demands:
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to five pounds.
    • The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

Keywords: Haymond Law Firm, Hartford , Paralegal (Attorney/Litigation Support), Legal , Hartford, Connecticut

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