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Legal Assistant Paralegal

Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys Baton Rouge, LA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, life_insurance, medical, vision
Job Description

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity! We are a fast-paced and successful plaintiff’s personal injury firm that offers great benefits, with opportunities to advance and learn. Our Baton Rouge office is seeking a Paralegal/Legal Assistant with Personal Injury experience to add to our team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain client communication on a regular basis
  • Gather and analyze intake information, as well as relevant documents associated with new files and enter pertinent information into case management software
  • Initiate claims, verify coverage and maintain communication with insurance adjusters to provide case status updates
  • Maintain a checklist of standard tasks and reminders associated with cases assigned to you, through our case management software
  • Coordinates investigation of defendant’s insurance coverage
  • Input and maintain health insurance liens
  • Prepare documents and correspondence such as letters of representation, demand letters, billing inquiries, etc
  • Assist clients in coordinating medical care for injuries associated with their case
  • Input and track all expenses associated with client files by utilizing case management software
  • Collect documentation of all damages sustained such as medical records, bills and loss of wages
  • Review and interpret medical records and reports
  • Draft settlement demands for attorney review
  • Update case details regarding demands, settlements and closings on a regular basis by utilizing case management software
  • Answer and help prepare discovery, including requests to produce and interrogatories
  • Obtain and maintain necessary information for each file that includes calls to clients and follow-up to ensure sure that the documents are provided
  • File complaints, motions, voluntary dismissals and necessary litigation documents
  • Prepare necessary documents for hearings, e.g., motion to compel hearings
  • Prepare motions, pleadings and other documents
  • Prepare mediation and trial binders
  • Prepare closings upon settlement and coordinate the signing of the closing and attend closings
  • Draft correspondence
  • Contact insurance adjuster
  • Trial and mediation preparation

Requirements:

  • 3+ years as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in an environment with frequent interruptions
  • Positive attitude
  • Proficiency with office software, including: Word and Outlook

 

Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys

Address

5656 Hilton Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA
USA

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