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Civil Litigation Paralegal Full-time

at Gaddy in New Mexico (Published at 29-02-2020)

We are looking for a skilled litigation paralegal to be the backbone of our trial team. You will be responsible for the coordination of all the details before, during and after trial. The successful candidate will be able to provide assistance during all phases of the client intake and litigation process including conducting interviews, legal research, document filing and attending trials.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct pre-claim investigation, legal research and initial case assessments
  • Draft pleadings, motions and appellate documents and file them with the court
  • Perform administrative duties (calendar hearings and deadlines, organize case files, manage logistics etc)
  • Maintain pleadings and discovery indexes
  • Organize exhibits, documents, evidence, briefs and appendices
  • Aid attorneys with interrogatories and other discovery requests
  • Construct and maintain a trial notebook
  • Assist attorney with hearing packets
  • Gather relevant information from a variety of sources, including medical records and bills
  • Liaise between trial teams and internal/external third parties
  • Help with voir dire, jury selection and witnesses preparation
  • Provide assistance with case settlements

Skills

  • Proven working experience as a litigation paralegal
  • Applicable knowledge of motions, discovery, evidence, litigation documentation, court rules and procedures, practices etc
  • Highly organised with ability to juggle multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong writing and communication skills along with attention to detail
  • Extensive computer and database expertise
  • Command of Word
  • Two years of college education or paralegal associates degree or other relevant certification

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $19.00 to $23.00 /hour

Experience:

  • personal injury: 3 years (Preferred)
  • litigation: 3 years (Required)
  • work: 6 years (Required)
  • paralegal: 6 years (Required)

Additional Compensation:

  • Other forms

Work Location:

  • One location

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday


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