Litigation Paralegal
Hinshaw & Culbertson - Tampa, FL

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Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP., has an immediate opening for a litigation paralegal.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
Perform a variety of duties including research, investigations, and preparing documents for attorneys according to established policies and procedures by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Knowledge of first party property defense litigation or sinkhole preferred.
Prepare initial discovery requests.
Journal deadlines for responses and monitor for timeliness.
Prepare discovery responses.
Prepare deposition summaries.
Prepare legal documents including, but not limited to motions, briefs, subpoenas, pleadings, chronologies, agreements, deposition and/or trial binders.
Investigate facts as requested by attorney.
Self-motivated and organized.
Contribute ideas and strategy based on fact analysis and established law.

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.
Analytical - Synthesize complex or diverse information while considering applicable facts and relevant law.; Collect and research data.
Design - Demonstrate strong attention to detail.
Problem Solving - Identify, provide recommendations and/or resolve problems in a timely manner according to attorney; gather and analyze information skillfully.
Interpersonal Skills - Focus on solving conflict, not blaming; maintain confidentiality.
Oral Communication - Listen and get clarification; respond well to questions.
Written Communication - Write clearly and informatively; edit work for spelling and grammar; vary writing style to meet needs; able to read and interpret written information.
Teamwork - Balance team and individual responsibilities; contribute to building a positive team spirit and work well in a team environment.
Professionalism - Accept responsibility for own actions; follow through on commitments and have a strong work ethic.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
Dependability - Follow instructions, respond to management direction; commit to additional hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
Initiative - Take independent actions and calculated risks; ask for and offer help when needed; and have a strong work ethic.
Perform other duties as assigned.
High school diploma plus two or more years of first party property defense or sinkhole related experience and/or training; or combination of both.
Computer Skills: Must have working knowledge of internet software; Microsoft Word software, and E-Filing experience in Court systems.
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, provides its employees with highly competitive salaries and benefits, a generous paid time-off policy, pension plan and a 401k plan. Employees are recognized and rewarded for their achievements through annual performance evaluations and salary reviews. The Firm encourages ongoing personal development and supports a healthy work/life balance.
Hinshaw is an EEO/AA employer.

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