West Palm Beach, FL, United States
Feb 27, 2021
Paralegal Candidate will: Interface with clients, colleagues and medical providers, both on the telephone and in-person. Conduct preliminary client intakes, obtaining basic client information to facilitate attorney interview. Prepare, revise, format, and finalize a wide variety of documents, including correspondence, memoranda, and legal materials. Responsible for proofreading, correctly formatting and questioning any inconsistencies in all materials. Transcribe dictation, minutes of meetings or taped records of conferences and meetings. Edit and revise for recommendation to attorney. Provide administrative support, which includes but is not limited to, processing conflict checks and new client/new matter forms; entering time; email and phone communication; scheduling conference calls; coordinating and scheduling travel arrangements; maintaining attorney and senior paralegal/investigator calendars. Conduct internet research as directed by attorneys. Interacts on a daily basis with Departments within the Firm to facilitate highest possible legal support to assignments and clients. Establish and maintain paper and electronic files in compliance with current firm policies utilizing the Firm's document management system. Request, organize and summarize medical records and bills. Understand and note important records for attorney review. Conduct internet research as directed by the managing attorney (e.g. case law). Organize medical examinations in terms of scheduling and processing. Draft basic pleadings. Provide assistance to other legal assistants, paralegals and senior paralegal/investigators to meet Firm and client needs; organizes and Prioritizes workload so as to most efficiently enable and facilitate team effort to accomplish Firm and client goals. Fosters professional, cooperative and supportive relationships with peers, superiors and clients. Anticipates and identifies clients /colleagues current and future needs. Shares information and offers ideas and solutions in a team environment. Performs complex activities which may be highly confidential and sensitive and require discretion and diplomacy. Communicate with insurance carrier and opposing counsel. Organize and annotate depositions. Prepare basic medical chronologies and medical expense itemizations. Compile, organize and summarize damages documentation. Prepare and compile discovery responses for attorney review. Prepare and review settlement statements. Assist in trial preparation, including witness organization and exhibit lists. Schedule expert depositions and pre-deposition meetings. Compile records for expert, deposition transcripts and errata sheets. May assist in courtroom during trial with duties as assigned by managing attorney or senior paralegal/investigator. May approve timesheets and vacation requests for support staff. Other general administrative duties and projects as assigned.