Paralegal - Insurance Defense/Medical Malpractice

Parker Poe, 620 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America Req #244
Monday, September 26, 2022
Become part of the Parker Poe team that – for more than a century – has represented many of the Southeast’s largest companies and local governments. We are a tight-knit firm that values the person beyond the lawyer or professional. Because of this, in addition to structured integration efforts, you will find that mentorship, professional development, and internal referrals happen organically. If you want to join a collaborative team providing sophisticated legal services – without losing sight of our calling to give back to our communities – this is the place to be.
We are not utilizing agencies to fill this position.

Summary
The insurance defense/medical malpractice paralegal will work in our Charlotte office supporting the professional negligence and product liability defense group. This is a nonexempt administrative position that reports to the Office Administrator and assigned attorneys.  There are no direct reports to this position.

The Paralegal will work a regular schedule as determined by the Office Administrator and/or assigned attorneys.  The typical schedule will consist of 7.5 hours per day equating to 37.5 hours per week. Additional hours (including overtime) will be required on occasion.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Assist attorneys with complete case management of files, from initial filing of lawsuit through trial and appeal
Draft correspondence to clients as well as assisting attorneys with drafting/preparing pleadings and discovery documents
Compile and prepare documents for production   
Communicate with clients, witnesses, experts, outside counsel and court personnel with respect to scheduling meetings, depositions, mediations, hearings, and trial dates
Experience organizing, indexing, and summarizing voluminous medical records and billing in complex medical malpractice cases
Trial preparation, including electronic presentations, coordination of witnesses, and management of trial exhibits
Assist attorneys at trial
Conduct investigative research and gather information from a variety of resources 
Assist with retaining expert witnesses including preparation of records for review, supplementing materials throughout case, and assist with trial preparation and appearance  
Assist with electronic filings in Federal Court
Assist attorneys with medical board matters, responding to subpoenas, and other misc. matters
Other tasks as needed

Requirements
5+ years of litigation experience, preferably with insurance defense/medical malpractice  matters within a law firm, legal industry
Nursing or medical experience a plus
Trial experience a plus
Paralegal certificate and/or college degree
Superior computer skills, using Microsoft Office Suite, experience with iManage a plus
Experience using a legal time and billing system
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and accommodate rush requests
Must be detail-oriented, be able to work independently as well as in a group setting and be able to handle large volumes of work in a fast-pace environment
Must be a team player, willing to help other team members during peak times
Parker Poe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes recruitment, employment, promotional and all other personnel decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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  • Parker Poe, 620 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America