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RumbergerKirk

Paralegal

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  • Tampa, FL
June 13, 2024 Paralegal

Job Description

Job Details
TAMPA OFFICE - TAMPA, FL

RumbergerKirk seeks a Paralegal with civil defense litigation experience. The ideal candidate must have experience in case management, document production, working with experts, review of medical records, medical chronologies, discovery investigation, discovery responses, trial preparation and experience working with State and Federal courts. The position requires exceptional oral and written skills, have the ability to manage and prioritize large volume of caseload, work in a team environment and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information related to cases and clients.

 

Benefits Include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Onsite in our downtown Tampa location 
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Paid parking
  • Free gym available in building from 5:00a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
  • Health insurance, including firm paid HSA contributions for some plan options
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Firm paid Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Aflac Plans
  • Calm app subscription 
  • Financial wellness program

Essential Functions and Basic Duties

  1. Document management:  obtain, organize, review, and summarize documents in cases.
  2. Assist in document production:  organize, review, and index records.  Draft requests to obtain medical, employment, and other pertinent records.
  3. Organize and prepare outlines and narrative summaries for medical records for internal use and for presentation. Prepare medical chronologies.
  4. Set-up and maintain Summation database as needed on case-by-case basis.
  5. Assist in discovery investigation:  prepare indexes to depositions and deposition exhibits.  Draft discovery and pleadings to include interrogatories, requests for admissions, requests for production, notices of taking depositions.  Monitor the production of necessary records.  Contact witnesses, investigators, experts, and other interested parties as necessary.
  6. Travel to accident scenes and impound yards to photograph evidence as directed by attorney.
  7. Travel to meet with and interview witnesses as directed by partner.  Schedule and attend pre-deposition conferences and depositions.
  8. Check attorneys’ calendars for upcoming depositions, conferences, mediations, etc.  Communicate with attorneys regarding materials needed.
  9. Periodically review correspondence file for update on case status.
  10. Prepare accurate time sheets in accordance with client guidelines and firm procedure.
  11. Prepare demonstrative aids (i.e., posters, etc.) for mediations and trials.
  12. Prepare PowerPoint presentations for mediations. Attend mediations with attorney.
  13. Preparation of witness and exhibit disclosures and attend exhibit reviews with attorney.  Preparation of trial notebooks and trial exhibits.
  14. Coordinate and supervise trial teams, and attend trial.
  15. Assist in training of new hires and provide coverage for other paralegals as necessary.

Performance Measurements

  1. Computer skills.
  2. Reliable attendance.
  3. Timely, error-free work product.
  4. Organized files.
  5. Ability to work well under pressure in order to meet deadlines.
  6. Effective oral and written communication.
  7. Professional dress and demeanor.
  8. Good interpersonal skills.
  9. Ability to handle difficult situations.
  10. Ability to travel as needed.

Qualifications

Education/Certification:                 A.S. degree in paralegal studies and a paralegal certificate or a B.A. in paralegal studies or other field.

Skills/Abilities:                               Ability to produce accurate work product in a timely manner; Team player; Creative

                                                      problem solving; Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; and Ability to

                                                      work well under pressure to meet deadlines.  Freedom to travel as needed.

Physical Activities and Requirements of this Position

Speaking:                                     Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

Hearing:                                       Ability to hear average or normal conversations.

Finger Dexterity:                          Ability to pick-up small objects, push buttons, and dial the telephone.

Visual Abilities:                             Average visual acuity to use computer, inspect documents, and operate office machinery.

Physical Abilities

& Strength:                                  Sitting most of the time. 

Mental Activities and Requirements of this Position

Reasoning Ability:                       Common sense to solve problems and follow verbal and written instructions accurately

                                                    and exercise good judgment. Ability to handle stress.

Mathematics Ability:                    Ability to perform basic math skills.

Language Ability:                        Ability to speak, write, and communicate effectively in English.



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