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Paralegal - Mass Torts

Motley Rice LLC Charleston ,SC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: vision, 401k, dental, life_insurance, medical
Job Description

SUMMARY:

Perform a variety of paralegal functions to assist Senior Paralegals and attorneys in representing their clients fairly and efficiently, completing casework, documentation and interaction with clients in preparation for and during (or up to and including) trial.  Under direction, completes legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts.  This includes assisting more senior Paralegals in the commencement of action for new cases, the discovery process, pretrial preparation, trial, post-trial and appellate work, settlements and general paralegal responsibilities.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or Paralegal Certificate required
  • Minimum three to eight (3) –(8) consecutive years of paralegal work experience required. Mass tort experience required
  • Experience with e-Discovery, NextPoint, Relativity or similar legal-industry repository programs required
  • Superior knowledge of MS 2019 Office suite
  • Must be highly organized
  • Previous experience in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment preferred
  • Ability to communicate and work well within a team environment required

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

“Essential functions” are primarily job duties that employee must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation made by the employer.

  • Assist Attorney and Senior Paralegals in all phases of discovery, prepares discovery responses and requests to include requests for production, interrogatories and requests for admissions, depositions, docketing, scheduling, fielding client calls, and frequent written and oral communication with defense and/or co-counsel.
  • Arrange files and reviews documents and may prepare summonses.
  • Draft pre-trial data, assists in the preparation of trial notebooks, exhibits and legal authorities.
  • Organize and prepare exhibits, depositions/testimony copies, etc.
  • Prepare trial subpoenas and assist in scheduling of witnesses.
  • As directed by senior paralegals and attorneys, summarize trial testimony and drafts bill of costs.
  • Assist on designation of records and compiling briefs.
  • Conduct legal research on case law using Lexis Nexis, Westlaw, and other appropriate law and/or medical libraries, databases, and on-line facilities.
  • Perform general/and or administrative paralegal duties including legal research and specific points of briefing cases.
  • Correspond with clients and adversaries.
  • Maintain files, including form files, legal memos and expert’s files.
  • Complete special projects as requested.

WORKING HOURS:

Work may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the duties of the position. Work may require travel.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Overtime is possible and may be expected in order to perform the essential functions of the position. Work is performed in a normal heated or air-conditioned office environment.

 

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements. This job description must not be misconstrued as a promise of employment, nor deemed as an employment guarantee. Motley Rice LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We participate in e-verify.

 

 

Company Description
Motley Rice LLC, One of the Nation's largest Plaintiffs' Litigation Firms

Founded in 2003, today Motley Rice LLC is proud to be a firm that offers a breadth and depth of complex litigation, trial and resolution involvement and experience in multiple litigation areas.

Motley Rice has played significant leadership roles in large and impactful settlements, decisions and cases, including negotiating the BP Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damages and Medical Benefits Settlements, holding Arab Bank accountable for funding terrorist activity, achieving the $500 million decision for asbestos victims and their families against Travelers Insurance Company, taking on 9/11 litigation on behalf of more than 6,600 family members and survivors, among other notable litigation.*

With more than 70 attorneys and hundreds of support personnel, clients and affiliated law firms rely on Motley Rice as a resource. Through our national and international network of co-counsel, Motley Rice represents clients throughout the United States, including clients from multiple countries around the world.

Motley Rice LLC

Why Work Here?

Excellent benefits, great location, meaningful work

Motley Rice LLC, One of the Nation's largest Plaintiffs' Litigation Firms Founded in 2003, today Motley Rice LLC is proud to be a firm that offers a breadth and depth of complex litigation, trial and resolution involvement and experience in multiple litigation areas. Motley Rice has played significant leadership roles in large and impactful settlements, decisions and cases, including negotiating the BP Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damages and Medical Benefits Settlements, holding Arab Bank accountable for funding terrorist activity, achieving the $500 million decision for asbestos victims and their families against Travelers Insurance Company, taking on 9/11 litigation on behalf of more than 6,600 family members and survivors, among other notable litigation.* With more than 70 attorneys and hundreds of support personnel, clients and affiliated law firms rely on Motley Rice as a resource. Through our national and international network of co-counsel, Motley Rice represents clients throughout the United States, including clients from multiple countries around the world.

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