Pre-Litigation Paralegal

Stafford, VA
Oct 23, 2021
Oct 25, 2021
Full Time
One of the nations leading personal injury law firms continues to expand and is adding to it's staff. As a Pre-Litigation Legal Assistant you will manage the day-to-day tasks on cases, from intake to litigation. Matching administrative staff with compatible attorneys is one of the many things that contribute to this firms low turnover and success.Responsibilities:* Conducts Intake interviews with new clients, records relevant information, obtains required documents, and assists Attorney or Claims Consultant in evaluating merits of a case.* Researches and investigates facts of incident to provide Attorney or Claims Consultant with necessary data.* Obtains, reviews, and organizes medical records, police reports, and other documents related to the cases.* Performs administrative tasks, such as typing correspondence, copying, faxing, opening and distributing mail.* Frequently communicates with clients, adjusters, and healthcare providers either in person, by letter or email, and by phone.* Responds to questions regarding legal issues and case status.* Manages and negotiates liens, including liens associated with ERISA, Medicare, Medicaid, and workers compensation.* Prepares written reports or summaries of case information. Drafts legal documents including letters, pleadings, and affidavits.* Maintains files and records associated with each case, both physical and electronic.* Documents file appropriately with updated information on the case.* Coordinates calendar of activities associated with each case. Contacts all parties related to the case to keep them informed of upcoming events and to confirm appointment details.* Assists attorney or Claims Consultant, as needed, in preparation for meetings, client closings, appointments, etc.* Complies with Firm policies and procedures related to client interaction, case management, and utilization of the case management program.Requirements:* GED or High School Diploma required.* Minimum of 2 years of experience in Legal Assisting, Certification or Degree in Paralegal Studies, or an equivalent combination of skills and experience.* Superior customer service skills, professionalism, and strong verbal and written communication skills.* Excellent interpersonal skills for frequent communication with clients, staff and other attorneys.* Excellent attention to detail with the ability to multi-task.* Proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet Explorer. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to excellence, diversity and inclusion.

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