Remote applicants welcome. Need not commute or live near office.
Hiring a Paralegal to work for Workers’ Compensation Insurance Defense Attorneys.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: “Essential functions” are primarily job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation made by the employer.
- Follows the ethical requirements as set forth by the Rules of Professional Conduct of the state.
- Reviews and analyzes cases in order to assist in preparation of case for final hearing.
- Reviews and analyzes matters for the purpose of preparing matter evaluations and status reports to clients.
- Drafts pleadings, responses, motions and petitions.
- Locates and confers with expert witnesses and resource people. Arranges for expert witness inspections and obtains approval from counsel of record and specified parties.
- Conducts research and locates cases, depositions, opinions, reports and information related to the matter.
- Contacts and interviews parties, witnesses and experts, including the obtaining of written statements from witnesses.
- Reviews and outlines depositions, indexes and summarizes documents.
- Utilizes computerized litigation techniques and software..
- Assists in preparation of the case for final hearing by drafting required documents.
- Performs assigned legal research tasks using all available resources.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
- Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations.
- Customer Service – Manages difficult situations; Responds promptly to attorney requests.
- Intrapersonal – Maintains confidentiality; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
- Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization’s goals and values.
- Attendance/punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.
- Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
- Planning/organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives.
- Analytical – Collects and researches data; Designs work flows and procedures.
- Oral communications – speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions.
- Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of concepts, terminology, principles and procedures of law, specifically the 440 Statutes.
- Knowledge of methods and techniques of legal research and the use of statutes, codes and other legal resources and skill in analytical and problem-solving techniques.
- Skill in work management and organization.
- Skill in extracting and utilizing information from statutes, court decisions, legal documents, policies and related records.
- Skill in understanding the necessity and the ability to preserve and maintain confidential communications and legally privileged information.
- Skill in the use of personal computer and office equipment.
- Ability to effectively communicate with others.
- Available to attend events either in person or via video conferencing to facilitate reporting requirements to clients.
- Experienced and comfortable with the use of technology.
- TWO years of paralegal experience in the field of Workers’ Compensation Law.
- Associate degree in any field which includes legal assistant course and/or paralegal studies OR equivalent certification.
- Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Firm Administrator.
- Ability to write and speak Spanish is preferred, but not required.
- Knowledge of ATO (formerly Client Profiles) or similar case management system is required.
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