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Paralegal

Location:
New Orleans, LA
Description:

Job overview ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties may be igned): • Draft and prepare legal and non-legal documents (e.g., pleadings, complaints, motions, subpoenas, general correspondence, etc.) • Heavy billing/time entry expertise required • High-level of communication abilities required in order to communicate on behalf of attorneys • Superior verbal and composition skills required • Transcribe, compose and type routine correspondence • Order and summarize medical records; prepare comprehensive medical analyses • Expertise to scrutinize a high volume of medical records daily • Confer with court personnel • Prepare legal correspondence with limited guidance • Perform clerical duties as needed QUALIFICATION QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or expertise required. Education and/or Background: Bachelor's degree and 5yrs of related skills; or equivalent combination of education and background including knowledge of format, procedures and specialized terminology Language Skills: Expertise to read and comprehend complex instructions. Expertise to compose complex legal documents, correspondence, and memoranda. Reasoning Expertise: Expertise to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; expertise to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form Other Skills and Abilities: Expertise to type a min of 50 wpm utilizing current microsoft word processing software; expertise to use photocopy, fax and other equipment to complete documents; expertise to establish and maintain cordial and courteous working relationships with co-workers, other firm employees and outside contacts in a fast-paced demanding environment PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS: The physical qualifications described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the critical functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the critical functions.(The following info is provided for purposes of essing ADA compliance.) While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to come and go repeatedly throughout the day as necessary; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel or crouch in order to retrieve and shelve files, make labels, send/receive faxes and perform other secretarial duties. Capacity to pick up, leaf through and read books, files and other materials. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 lbs and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the expertise to adjust focus. WORKPLACE ATMOSPHERE: The working atmosphere characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the key functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the critical functions. The noise level in the work atmosphere is usually quiet. BACKGROUND PREFERRED: Your background in the following areas are of greater importance to our decision making on this position. • Litigation • Insurance defense • Medical malpractice • Personal Injury/tort cases • Medical records (ordering and summarizing)
Company:
Brown Sims
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