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Paralegal - Personal Injury

San Antonio, Texas | Contract

Post Date: 11/07/2017 Job ID: 12720 Industry: Legal

Paralegal – Personal Injury
Our client, located in San Antonio, TX, is in need of a Paralegals with Personal Injury experience for an open-ended contract position that has some possibility of going contract to hire. 

Company Profile:
Company has been in business for over 30 years
Personal Injury law firm

Your Role:
Conduct research to support legal proceedings
Assist with the drafting and reviewing of legal documents
Docket management
Trial preparation
Continuous communication with client.
Electronic filing in both State and Federal Courts.
Drafting of Petitions/Complaints.
Ordering and ensuring service is perfected on adverse party(ies).
Reviewing Original Answer and notifying attorney(ies) if Special Exceptions are needed.
Communicate with assigned case manager for updated status of client’ s medical treatment.  
Order billing and medical records.  
Maintain medical chart.
Prepare medical summaries. 
Communicate with Court Personnel.
Communicate with and provide all pertinent documents to retained experts.
Preparation of discovery requests to be served on adverse party(ies).
Preparation of discovery responses with appropriate objections. 
Prepare and maintain production logs. 
Coordinate and schedule depositions.
Assist attorney in preparing client/deponent for depositions.  
Prepare deposition summaries.
Coordinate and schedule mediation.
Assist attorney in preparing client for mediation and attend mediation as needed.  
Ensure legal assistant properly computes and enters all court ordered deadlines to attorney’ s calendar.
Ensure that all court ordered deadlines are met.
Draft and file all Trial documents.
Coordinate with legal assistant and file clerk for trial preparation.    
Coordinate witness and expert timeline for testimony. 
Assist attorney at trial as needed.  
Coordinate and assist closing coordinator with settlement closing.
Preparation and filing of all settlement documents.

Background Profile:
5+ years of experience as a Paralegal with heavy litigation experience
Strong understanding of litigation terms
Case management skills including a strong aptitude for managing and prioritizing multiple projects and deadlines
Superior organization skills
Must have Personal Injury experience
High school diploma
Bilingual in English and Spanish would be ideal, but is not required
Must be able to start work very soon

Features and Benefits while On Contract:
We go beyond the basic staffing agency offerings!   You can see the extensive list of benefits on our website under the Candidate “ Benefits” tab.
legal, paralegal, personal injury, docket, drafting, trial, litigation

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