WORKERS’ COMP PARALEGAL (Charlotte Office)
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Supervising Attorney(s), and/or HR Director
Full time – 40 hours per week
A paralegal assists attorneys in performing their job, enhances attorney effectiveness by providing information and legal support, as well as representation of the attorneys to clients and others. Paralegals perform a variety of tasks, including drafting legal documents, reports and summaries, performing research, and preparing for hearings, mediations and depositions.
4 year degree, or paralegal certificate from an accredited paralegal program, or at least 10 years’ experience working as a paralegal
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; i.e., Word, Outlook, etc.
- Minimum typing speed of 50 wpm
- Knowledge of NetDocuments (Document Management Software), and Elite helpful
- Must be flexible/detail oriented
- Excellent client service or interpersonal skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent time management skills
- Strong organization skills and attention to detail
- Ability to work under pressure and handle conflicting priorities
- Ability to maintain confidential information
- Ability to provide paralegal support for two or more attorneys
- Ability to complete tasks in a timely fashion
- Ability to manage/meet deadlines
- Ability to work independently, or as part of a team, using initiative in all aspects of assignments
- Keen observation skills
- Prior North Carolina WC Paralegal Experience a plus
- Regular attendance 5 days per week – consistently on time (unless pre-approved or modified schedule)
- Accuracy of work product
- Aspire to record 100 or more billable hours per month
- The paralegal position requires long periods of sitting at a keyboard drafting documents and/or correspondence, or doing other data entry.
- Some light to moderate lifting of files will be required, along with some bending, stooping and reaching.
- Occasional travel may be required.
The workers’ comp paralegal position may involve some or all of the following duties:
- Record daily billable time in time and billing system
- Prepare conflict worksheet upon receipt of new case and set up case files upon firm’s acceptance
- Initial file organization including docketing of initial case & client deadlines
- Calendar/docket hearings, Pre-Trial agreements, discovery and other deadlines
- Draft IC Forms, including Form 24 Application to Terminate Benefits
- Draft motions, requests for extensions of time to respond to Motions, Response to Motions
- Draft deposition notices
- Draft discovery requests and responses
- Draft clincher agreements
- Draft Pre-Trial Agreements
- Prepare Case Status Reports
- Prepare Designation of Mediator form
- Prepare documents for production pursuant to discovery or Rule 607 request
- Prepare Releases, Affidavits
- Prepare witness / exhibit lists, subpoenas and contact witnesses
- Prepare for hearings
- Prepare Medical Chronologies
- Prepare Plaintiff Personnel File Chronologies
- Prepare index of pleadings, discovery and other file materials (including medical records if not preparing chronology)
- Schedule mediations and/or depositions
- Perform online research, including checking criminal record, driving record history and civil suit history
- Communicate with client to obtain responses to discovery
- Interview clients and witnesses
- Summarize depositions
- Summarize discovery responses from opposing counsel
- Perform legal research
- Utilize computerized litigation techniques and software when applicable
- Any other tasks that may be assigned by Management or Supervising Attorneys
**Some duties may be specific to one CSH location, and will be covered during new employee orientation.