The job is perfect fit for a highly skilled, highly organized and experienced paralegal who is a true self starter with no need for being micro managed. This paralegal will only handle cases after a lawsuit has been filed. The anticipated case load will consist of only approximately 15 total cases at any time. However, ALL of the cases will be complex personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, insurance bad faith and medical negligence cases. All of the cases will be worked on behalf of the Plaintiffs (this usually means doing more work than on the Defense side- it is almost always harder to build something than it is to tear it down).
The paralegal will work on a team anchored by a senior lawyer, and will work closely with and along side an experienced junior lawyer. The paralegal will be responsible for calculating, knowing and complying with all case deadlines on all assigned cases on behalf of the team and will be responsible for all scheduling on assigned cases. The paralegal will also work closely with the firm medical record department to ensure that all necessary records are accounted for and obtained by that department on the cases assigned to the Paralegal. This is not the job for a paralegal who wants to simply wait to be told what to do to move the case forward. It is the perfect job for the paralegal excited about thinking and excited about offering opinions and ideas and about proactively seizing the opportunity to aggressively build complex cases.
This is the job for a paralegal not above or below any task and who wants to be invested in each case and outcome. If you like digging in and learning in an effort to do "whatever it takes to build the best case possible", this is the right opportunity. Tremendous independence and flexible work time schedule (after 90 days) are great reward for demonstrating a high sense of professional responsibility.
If you are someone who:
1) Is an energetic self-starter well versed in organization, time management and customer service.
2) Works well under pressure, as our office is continuously fast-paced.
3) Has the ability to empathize with your clients (who are hurting physically, financially and emotionally) matched with your ability to aggressively work their case so that it moves forward through the process is key.
4) Looks forward to the challenge and rewards of holding your client's hand throughout their experience as a victim (whether due to motor vehicle accident, trucking accident, slip-and-fall, dog bite, etc.).
. . .Then we might be a good fit.
- Applicants must have a wide range of administrative and communication skills as well as practical legal skills.
- Excellent communication skills in person, on the phone, and in writing
- Competency in word processing, databases and email
- Ability to organize, monitor, and track numerous ongoing and one-time activities, events and projects
- Ability to logically solve problems with little supervision
- Strong attention to detail
- Initiative and the ability to figure things out on your own
- Discretion in handling and communicating sensitive information
- Ability to manage multiple projects at once in a fast-paced environment
- Willingness to work under pressure in a dynamic environment
- A positive attitude and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done
- Ability to manage a diverse and large caseload
- Ability to work independently under tight time constraints
We don't need to see your resume'. Please do not call, but email us answers to the following questions:
1) How is this position a fit for you?
2) What would you get from working in such an environment described here?
3) What are the three biggest strengths you could bring to us?
4) How can we support you -- what do you need from us to be successful?
5) Where do you want to go with your life (career is a part of life, not separate)?
6) What's the one thing standing in your way to getting where you want to go?
7) List the seven things, in order of impact that you would bring to help us take our law firm and our client's experience here to the next level.
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