Under direct supervision, performs a variety of duties to assist attorneys in coordination of document production, responding to interrogatories, researching and drafting legal memoranda and pleadings, developing and maintaining document control for the more complex and higher impact litigation and regulatory filings.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Designs and coordinates a company wide litigation and claims support program
Interfaces and supports outside counsel regarding claims handling, pre-trial, and trial matters
Coordinates document production and response to interrogatories on a company wide basis
Conducts fact and legal research and investigations, locates cases, dispositions, opinions, reports, and information related to the matter at hand
Assists in preparation of cases for trial or regulatory hearings by drafting and preparing: pre-trial orders, instructions to the jury, requests Voir Dire of jurors, jury investigations, witnesses and exhibit lists, pre-hearing motions, subpoenas witnesses, summarizes depositions, transcripts pleading boards, attorney trial notebooks, expert witness notebooks, discovery, background materials, documents indexes and lists
Drafts complaints and answers, pleadings, discovery, discovery responses, routing notices, affidavits, motions and petitions
Reviews and outlines depositions, indexes, and summarizes documents
Contacts and interviews parties, witnesses and experts, including the obtaining of written statements from witnesses
Schedules witnesses, controls, and tracks exhibits
Locates and confers with expert witnesses and resource persons
Arranges for expert opinions, reports, inspections, and obtains approval from counsel of record and specified parties
Thorough knowledge and understanding of public utility regulations and rules of procedure for state and federal courts
Specialized knowledge of legal and regulatory processes
Excellent command of the English language to include grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, legal writing and research skills
Ability to use computer tools applicable to word processing, litigation support, document search and retrieval
Must be experienced and proficient at legal research, and the use of research tools available in the department
Ability to interface with and direct co-workers
Ability to perform all essential duties of the position within time constraints and interruptions
Ability to handle multiple tasks, set own priorities, and delegate when appropriate
Ability to maintain confidentiality
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or GED with five to seven years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university highly preferred.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING 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.
Knowledge of database, spreadsheet, and word processing software
Ability to use computer and software packages applicable to litigation support, document search, and retrieval
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit up to 2/3 of the time. Manual dexterity required, the ability to use hands and arms for filing, and the ability to talk and listen. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
HS Diploma or Gen Ed Diploma