POSITION TITLE: Pre-Suit and Litigation Personal Injury Paralegal
PRACTICE GROUP: Personal Injury
REPORTS TO: Supervising Attorney
FLSA STATUS: Full-time/Non-exempt
REVISION DATE: January 2021
ESC is seeking a full time pre-suit and litigation paralegal in their personal injury group to enhance attorney effectiveness by providing information management support; representing the attorney to clients and others. The paralegal would assist personal injury attorney with preparation of legal documents, correspondence, etc. for pre-suit and litigation matters.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
2+ years of paralegal experience with concentration in personal injury preferred; paralegal certificate or degree from an ABA approved paralegal program preferred, but not required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations; proficient knowledge and understanding of medical terminology; proficient in MS Office Suite; ability to work effectively with people, exercise sound judgment, and establish and maintain professional relationships with attorneys and colleagues; working knowledge of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure; understand the litigation cycle and be highly organized; critical thinking skills; analytical skills; stress tolerance; excellent communication skills; detail oriented; organization skills; proficiency in e-filing with court system(s)
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
File and document management; contact with clients regarding treatment status, medical condition, claim status and drafting pre-suit demands; assist attorney in preparation for mediation, deposition and trial as requested; analyze medical records and documentation relating to the claim; drafting discovery, motions and pleadings; scheduling and coordinating hearings, depositions and mediations; prepare trial notebooks and demonstration exhibits; oversee calendaring and deadlines; other duties as assigned.
Frequent lifting /carrying of files weighing 5 to 10 pounds. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon
Attn: HR Director
30 S. Spring Street
Pensacola, Florida 32502
or via email at: email@example.com