Robert Half Litigation Paralegal in Oakland, California
Description Robert Half is recruiting TWO Litigation Paralegals for the East Bay office of a leading national trial law firm. The Litigation Paralegal is responsible for managing the firm's casework. This is a wonderful opportunity to work in a FRIENDLY office with a VERY COLLEGIAL TEAM and get good hands-on litigation and trial experience. Responsibilities: - Open and maintain case files containing medical records, case activity, list of court dates, settlement information, etc.; - Summarize and upload medical records, radiology films, medical billing, pathology results into database; - Handle requests for medical, employment, military, Social Security, autopsy, and other records and prepare draft of objections to release; - Draft responses to interrogatories, discovery requests, and meet and confer letters; - Obtain authorizations from plaintiffs and provide records to opposing counsel and medical experts; - Contact physicians and hospitals to get and draft declarations for deposition and trial preference motions for terminally ill plaintiffs; - Prepare depo notices, book court reporters/videographers, draft and serve subpoenas for witnesses and documents; - Enter court appearances and discovery / motion due dates into Master Calendar and apprise attorneys of upcoming deadlines; - Draft pleadings including ex parte applications, noticed motions, offers to compromise, case management conference (CMC) statements, etc.; - Prepare correspondence with clients, referring counsel, opposing counsel for supervising attorneys’ signature; - Phone clients and treaters to update status reports; - Significant trial preparation (and even some trial attendance) work for busy trial calendar.
Qualifications: - 2+ years of experience as a paralegal reviewing medical records and interviewing plaintiffs in a tort/personal injury practice (need for sensitivity and compassion!); - High attention to detail, very organized, sound decision making and creative problem solving abilities; - Excellent communication skills, team player but can also work independently, able to work fast under pressure to meet multiple deadlines; - Tech proficient and experience with Microsoft Word (good formatting skills needed) and litigation support software; and - Trial preparation experience is a plus.
This is a direct-permanent opportunity. Our well-regarded law firm client pays a base salary of $75,000 - 95,000+/yr, DOE, and great benefits! For confidential consideration, pls email resume to Jon Lucchese, VP - permanent placement Placement Services Practice, at jon.lucchese‹at›roberthalf‹dot›com Requirements - Prowess with word processing and spreadsheets highly sought after - Ability to recognize, evaluate, and resolve problems effectively - Customer service oriented communication skills - Wide ranging experience with exhibits - Experience with Lexis - Skills with preparing complaints - Practical knowledge of trial notebooks - Prior experience with medical records analysis - Earlier work involving document production - Quality experience with exhibit lists - Knowledge of trial preparation - Experience with trial experience - General familiarity with products liability law - Proficiency in discovery - Previous experience working with legal terminology - Comprehension of case management - Experience with witnesses - Microsoft Word experience desired - Foundational knowledge in deposition summary - Proven knowledge of plaintiff litigation - Expertise in evidence summary - Personal injury plaintiffs experience is preferred - Hands-on experience with federal courts - Deep understanding of state courts - Solid understanding of Concordance - Well-founded grasp of litigation - Good understanding of interrogatories - Solid understanding of trial attendance - Capability to own projects, writing and negotiating, planning and organizing - Accurate, attentive, and experience handling sensitive or confidential information
It's a fantastic opportunity to foster case management skills and client relationships, as well as deliver training to support staff. The firm is also prepared to offer you a competitive compensation. Contact us today to grow your paralegal career!
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