Paralegal - Personal Injury

Location: Century City, CA
Date Posted: 15-08-2017
Position: Paralegal (Personal Injury)  
Location: Los Angeles
Full Time Direct-Hire 
Full benefits 


Highly recognized Person Injury firm is searching for Paralegal that will be working alongside the Attorney during all phases of the litigation process, from the initiation of a case to the discovery period, trial preparation, trial, and post-trial findings and appeals.

ONLY CANDIDATES WITH EXTENSIVE PI LITIGATION EXPERIENCE POSSESSING AN AA IN PARALEGAL OR BETTER STUDIES WILL BE CONSIDERED.  

Responsibilities


- Propound and responds timely to discovery.
- Conducts WestLaw People Map searches.
- Prepares witness and materials for deposition.
- Prepares Petition to Approve Compromise of Pending Action of a Minor/Person with Disability.
- Retains expert witnesses and prepares for expert designation.
- Prepares subpoenas.
- Prepares for trials as required including jury instructions, organizing and preparing exhibits and lists, witness lists, trial subpoenas, On-call Agreements, trial and exhibit binders, and other supporting documents; coordinate trial set-up and logistics; assist in the preparation of witness testimony and serve as liaison between trial attorneys and in-house staff.
- Prepares medical binders; organize bills and prepares “Howell” chart.
- Reviews and orders medical records and bills.
- Prepares Memorandum of Cost.
- Schedules appointments between clients and experts.
- Provides experts with case materials. - Prepares “Key Documents” binder.
- Provide defense counsel with expert file no later than 3-days prior to deposition.

Skills and Abilities
- Must possess key competencies in research, critical and analytical thinking, and information monitoring.
- Must possess excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with others in a professional and objective manner, in both oral and written form.
- Must be able to effectively respond to co-workers, management, clients, and vendors and provide feedback in a timely manner.
- Must be proactive and assertive with effective decision-making skills and abilities.
- Must be highly organized and able to successfully multi-task utilizing effective time management skills.
- Must be dependable and able to work scheduled shift on time.
- Must have a strong sense of urgency to respond to inquiries timely and professionally.  
- Must possess effective and active listening abilities.
- Is comfortable with change. - Ability to work under minimal supervision.
- Must have high attention to detail along with a high level of accuracy.
- Must be proficient with Microsoft Office software and ProLaw.
- Must be able to behave professionally at all times while exercising very high levels of confidentiality and discretion.

Education: A.A. degree in Paralegal Studies, or higher
Experience: Minimum 3+ years’ Paralegal experience in Personal Injury law litigation  
Certification: Paralegal Studies Certificate approved by the American Bar Association

Mary Avikians
Client Services Manager
JBA International, LLC
1192 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA  91104
Direct: 626-204-6914
E-mail: mary@jba.com
www.jba.com
 
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