Location: Saddle Brook
Posted on: November 12, 2021
Responsible for supporting attorneys in the various aspects of
litigation related to case preparation, management, and execution.
Experience in Medical Malpractice defense strongly preferred.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: "Essential functions" are
primarily job duties that incumbents must be able to perform
unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation made by the
Obtains, reviews, analyzes, and summarizes legal documentation
pertaining to cases.
Schedules depositions and other meetings with clients, witnesses,
experts, opposing counsel, court reporters and others.
Identifies, locates, interviews, and evaluates potential experts
and sends expert packages to parties for review.
Tracks requests for documents and regularly follows up on progress
Regularly reviews files and proactively works to move cases
Documents files and updates clients when necessary regarding status
Participates in all aspects of discovery and file or trial
preparation as required by supervisor.
May prepare draft discovery documents.
Maintains an expert database and researches opposing counsel's
Makes travel arrangements and provides directions and other
necessary information to attorney.
Performs research pertaining to legal issues and precedents related
to particular cases.
Files documents with the various courts.
Performs clerical duties such as typing and filing to the extent
required to produce work product or assure proper organization of
Enters billable time into computer on a daily basis.
Meets a minimum billing requirement of 140 hours per month (1680
per year). This requirement is not reduced by any paid or unpaid
time off, mandatory training, or the performance of any
non-billable functions. Such time off, training, or performance of
non-billable functions are not counted toward the minimum billing
Performs non-billable functions, including but not limited to,
participating on strategic committees, assisting in seminar
development, assisting with production of presentations, mentoring
and training new employees.
Ensures all functions are performed in exact accordance with
applicable client guidelines.
Remains flexible and open to requests for support or assistance
outside of the scope of this job description and to other duties as
directed by the Management team.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Knowledge of legal principles and practices in order to assume
responsibility of providing support for attorney team members in
case management and information gathering at a level normally
acquired through completion of an associate's degree or certified
Knowledge of the various courts, their rules and filing
Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate with a
diverse group of attorneys, staff, and clients and to provide
information with ordinary courtesy, diplomacy and tact.
Demonstrated organizational, prioritization, and attention to
detail skills to allow for timely, effective, and accurate
performance of job duties.
Ability to demonstrate impeccable integrity in confidential
Accurate typing ability of 45 wpm and comprehensive computer and
office equipment experience.
Work may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the
essential duties of the position and to meet financial goal
Work requires sitting, bending, stooping, computer keyboarding and
continuous use of the hands, telephone contact, reading, and may
require lifting of 25-50 lbs. or more.
Work may also require traveling to offsite locations for the
collection of records and information or filing of documents with
courts, therefore work may require driving.
Under certain circumstances the Firm may substitute experience for
educational requirements and vice versa.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and
requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be
construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions,
responsibilities or requirements.
Keywords: HBS, Clifton , Paralegal, Legal , Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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