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Austin - Insurance Defense Paralegal (1174)


Designation: Direct Hire Category: Legal Location: Austin, TX
Salary: DOE Job Code: JOS000001174  


Job Description:

Our client has a great opportunity available for an experienced Insurance Defense Paralegal in their Austin office.

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Review and analyze pleadings, contracts, discovery, and various legal issues to assist attorneys in implementing appropriate legal action.
  • Maintain calendar and case docketing system.
  • Prepare draft pleadings, motions, deposition notices, discovery requests, responses, and objections.
  • Prepare correspondence, status reports, and pre-mediation and pre-trial reports for clients.
  • Coordinate and schedule depositions, mediations, hearings and trials.
  • Prepare pre-trial scheduling motions and orders.
  • Prepare attorneys for hearings, depositions, mediations, and trials including notebooks with pertinent pleadings, discovery, and documents.
  • Review and summarize depositions.
  • Review and summarize medical, billing, and employment records and insurance documents.
  • Prepare medical chronologies and medical expense recaps, perform legal research and interpret local, state, and federal laws, statutes and case law.
  • Meet with clients and expert witnesses.
  • E-file legal documents, initiate and monitor record orders, prepare draft subpoenas and deposition.
  • Prepare draft jury charge, witness list, exhibit list, and page/line deposition designations.
  • Attend pre-trial and trials assisting with voir dire and exhibits.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Actively participate in a team-oriented environment.
  • Self-motivated, highly organized, and efficient time management skills.
  • Ability to recognize and handle potential emergencies with poise and professionalism.
  • Tech savvy and experienced with Word, Excel, and Adobe Pro.
  • Work Monday-Friday typically 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required to meet client needs. Travel is primarily local when needed although overnight travel may be expected.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ insurance defense litigation.
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certification with a combination of education and years of experience.
  • Additional legal research certifications and coursework a plus.

Contact:
Becky Barclay