WORKERS’ COMP PARALEGAL (Charlotte Office)

To apply, please send resumes to hrcharlotte@cshlaw.com.

FLSA Status:

Non-exempt

Reports to:

Supervising Attorney(s), and/or HR Director

Employment Status:

Full time – 40 hours per week

Supervisory Responsibilities:

No

Last Evaluated:

July, 2015

Summary:

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

4 year degree, or paralegal certificate from an accredited paralegal program, or at least 10 years’ experience working as a paralegal

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • 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

Expectations:

  • 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

Physical Demands:

  • 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.

Essential Functions:

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.