Chubbs Atlanta House Counsel law firm, McLaughlin & Loring is currently seeking candidates for a Paralegal position.
The Paralegal I position provides high level support to assigned attorneys on all aspects of assigned litigation files, focused mainly on managing and advancing the discovery aspects of assigned files. The Paralegal will provide support to designated attorneys and must be fully familiar with the facts, allegations and legal issues of their assigned files. Under the direction and supervision of the firms lawyers, the job duties shall include, but are not limited to the following:
Draft discovery requests & responses, coordinate discovery process for litigation matters; basic legal research
File and serve motions, pleadings and discovery requests & responses;
Demand, gather, track, update, organize, review
and summarize medical records from medical service providers; enter medical records into the firms case management system; coordinate delivery of medical records for use by experts, including independent medical examinations
Assist in the preparation of cases for trial, hearing or mediation, including technical support with presentation technology
Litigation support of attorneys with investigation, coordination of expert and lay witnesses, evidence management
Effectively communicate and interact with the firms clients, claim examiners, opposing counsel, court personnel, experts, vendors, and colleagues to exchange appropriate information and documentation relative to the litigation process
Administrative case management, data integrity, documentation of communications in electronic and physical case files
Education, Experience, Skills:
A Bachelors degree is desirable, and a certificate of completion from a recognized paralegal training program is preferred.
The ideal paralegal candidate should have:
At least five years of experience as a paralegal/legal assistant in a litigation-oriented law firm
Advanced knowledge of discovery, pleadings, personal injury and/or employment discrimination litigation; knowledge of and experience with medical issues and records is helpful
Advanced written communication skills
Advanced oral communications and interpersonal skills
Strong computer technology skills; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of products; PDF tools, Cloud and file sharing technology; litigation case management software; online court dockets; and e-filing
Excellent time management, organization and attention to detail
Ability to work independently, efficiently and carefully in a high volume environment
Ability to succeed and thrive in meeting time deadlines
Strong team player willing to work effectively with others, at all levels
and to step outside a defined role where required to advance the firms business
Demonstrated, deeply-ingrained enthusiasm and skills necessary to provide excellent customer service to clients, claim examiners, and internal customers within firm.