Paralegal - Westchester County, NY
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Paralegals support the efficient operation of the 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. Our paralegals prepare pleadings and motions, and 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.
In addition our paralegals:
- Review new file assignments, draft initial pleadings (e.g. answer, motion, etc.), and draft discovery
- Prepare brief to assist client in presenting case in small claims court
- Draft responses to discovery demands
- Assist clients in answering questions regarding discovery
- Review and serve responses to discovery demands
- Assist attorney in preparing materials for trial, arbitration or mediation
- Assist with the identification and summarizing of relevant issues; continually monitor issues and update attorney, as appropriate
- Review new and proposed legislation and determine applicability
Bachelor's degree AND one year Paralegal experience
Paralegal Certificate AND two years Paralegal experience
- Meaningful experience in a litigation setting; prior insurance defense experience strongly preferred
- Advanced knowledge of software applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, 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, claims partners and outside vendors
- A strong commitment to exceptional customer service and quality
The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.
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