Paralegal- Overland Park KS

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Job Description

The Litigation Services Paralegal job family supports the efficient operation of the Law & Regulation (L&R) Litigation Services department by applying knowledge of legal concepts and processes. Under the direction of the department's attorneys, supports the management of insurance defense and tort litigation/dispute work and related issues/matters.

Provides paralegal support for Litigation Services attorneys. Prepares pleadings and motions. Under general attorney supervision, facilitates the discovery process, including: obtaining records, reviewing documents, interviewing clients, preparing trial materials, and summarizing and analyzing research Identifies, summarizes, and monitors relevant issues.

  • Preparation of files for pursuit of pleadings and motions
  • Conducting discovery, including obtaining records and drafting & reviewing documents
  • Interviewing clients
  • Preparing trial materials
  • Conducting legal research
  • Works under the direction and supervision of a licensed attorney.
  • Monitors and maintains compliance with Claim Litigation Management System- Team Connect.

Job Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in related field; American Bar Association (ABA) approved Paralegal Certificate
  • Meaningful experience in a litigation setting preferred; prior insurance defense experience a plus
  • Knowledge of legal holds and discovery processes
  • Analytical skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to identify, prioritize and solve problems effectively regarding basic matters
  • Ability to deliver results with a sense of urgency
  • Basic project management skills and experience interacting with law firms & vendors
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Advanced knowledge of software applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, Adobe Pro, Internet, and other web-based applications
  • The ability to accurately process a variety of tasks and high volumes of work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Possesses effective communications skills necessary to interact with coworkers, clients, and claims partners
  • A strong commitment to exceptional customer service and quality
  • Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this job.

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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