Paralegal

Location
Ormond Beach, Florida
Salary
Depends on experience
Posted
Sep 27, 2021
Closes
Nov 26, 2021
Job Type
Full Time

Summary of Position:

Security First Managers is looking for a Paralegal who may be interested in pursuing a new career opportunity in the insurance industry.  Successful candidates will use knowledge and skills learned in traditional legal fields to assistant attorneys with settling legal disputes that arise from claims. Paralegals will have the opportunity to build litigation skills in a professional environment, working as part of the Security First litigation team. The selected candidate will perform a variety of legal tasks on an assigned caseload of litigated files. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assists in the preparation and trial of lawsuits by participating in discovery activities, drafting motions, pleadings, and subpoenas, and obtaining witnesses/hiring experts
  • Skilled to mentor and train new paralegals within the office
  • Reviews and evaluates assigned cases
  • Routinely answers correspondence
  • Attends trial with attorneys when required
  • Conducts legal research Litigation Examiners/Specialists, file management, and case progression activities. Drafts correspondence to opposing attorneys, claims regarding discovery matters, case status or motions
  • Drafts complaint responses, interrogatories, and other discovery and/or complex pleadings or motions or orders for attorney review
  • Obtains, compiles, and analyzes records for discovery. Handles incoming discovery. Analyzes and responds to incoming discovery
  • Prepares experts or other witnesses; coordinates any other necessary pre-trial and/or trial activities as required
  • Summarizes discovery, indexes depositions, drafts jury instructions, drafts necessary subpoenas for trial and pre-trial statements
  • Collaborates with Litigation Examiners/Specialists to execute the Agreed Litigation Plan for the defense of each case
  • Contacts parties and witnesses concerning trial dates and coordinates with the attorney regarding appearance and testimony
  • Summarizes discovery, indexes depositions, drafts jury instructions, drafts subpoenas and pre-trial statements
  • Collaborates with Litigation Examiners/Specialists to execute the Agreed Litigation Plan for the defense of each case
  • Keeps the assigned Litigation Examiner/Specialist informed throughout the life of the file
  • Present a professional and helpful appearance
  • Assists in other areas of department or other departments as required
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Paralegal degree or paralegal certification from an accredited institute of learning
  • Commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards; personal and professional integrity, unquestioned discretion in maintaining confidentiality.
  • Three to five (3-5) years paralegal experience required
  • First Party Property experience required
  • Ability to handle small matters with little to no oversight or direction and handle medium size matters with some oversight and direction
  • Accurate, thorough, and keen attention to detail
  • Comprehensive knowledge of legal terminology; property/casualty claims practices a plus
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; excellent written and oral communication skills in both public and private settings
  • PC Literate with a firm understanding of Microsoft Office Programs

Required Competencies:

  • Integrity and Trust
  • Action-oriented
  • Perspective
  • Organizing
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Decision Quality
  • Priority Setting

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Our company is a drug-free workplace, and all candidates which are offered a position will be required to submit to pre-employment drug screening.  Refusal to submit to drug screening will result in retraction of offer.

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