Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood, a Professional Law Corporation, has represented thousands of people suffering from the effects of asbestos related illnesses, particularly mesothelioma, since 1974. We are nationally recognized pioneers in asbestos litigation and currently interviewing Paralegals to join our Oakland, California based team.
The Paralegal provides a broad range of case-related duties under the supervision of an attorney.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Organize case file contents at outset of each case; assemble and maintain key medical and other case files; update settlement file, case activity list for court appearances.
- Oversee requests for medical records/pathology/radiology films; contact physicians and medical facilities to obtain declarations for advancement of client deposition and trial assignment.
- Send medical, pathology, and radiology films to consulting physicians for review and/or client examination; provide records obtained via authorization to defense counsel.
- Review all defense requested “first look” medical/employment/social security/military records, and prepare objections as needed for release of records.
- Organize and summarize medical records and medical billing.
- Prepare deposition notices, arrange for court reporters and videographers.
- Enter Master Calendar information for court appearances and discovery deadline due dates; track and advise attorneys of all case deadlines and court appearances.
- Prepare pleadings including ex-parte notices and applications, motion papers and physician declarations for depositions and motions for preference, motions to consolidate, offers to compromise, court appearance notices, case management statements, and notices of case management and other court orders.
- Draft responses to defendants’ discovery requests; draft responses to defendants’ meet and confer letters; prepare and serve third-party subpoenas.
- Correspond with clients, referring counsel and opposing counsel under signature and for attorneys.
- Maintain regular telephone contact with clients and provide updated client status reports to attorneys.
- Clerical functions including filing, photocopying and faxing not undertaken by secretaries, assistants and copy department.
- Assist in trial preparation and trial on all matters including court filings, questionnaires, exhibits, scheduling and transportation of witnesses and experts, and other duties as requested by the trial attorney.
- Coordinate autopsy requests (as needed) with family, medical facilities, and government agencies.
- Other Duties as assigned by the supervising attorneys.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Exceptional attention to detail, organization, interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and handle numerous tasks in a fast paced environment while engaged in the management of multiple cases.
- Computer literacy of software programs including Outlook, Word, Summation, Excel and others required
- Ability to work under pressure and to meet statutory, time and content sensitive deadlines.
- Computer literacy of software programs including Outlook, Word, Summation, Excel and others required.
- Work sensitively with terminally ill clients and their families.
- Work independently on special projects and as well as perform as a part of a team.
- Think and problem solve logically and creatively.
Training & Experience:
- Paralegal certification from a program approved by the American Bar Association or
- Certificate or Degree from an accredited post-secondary institution that requires a
minimum of 24 semester units in law-related courses or
- Bachelor’s or advanced degree with a minimum of one year of law-related experience under the supervision of an attorney and a written declaration from the supervising attorney attesting to qualifications or
- High school diploma or GED, minimum of 3 years of law related experience and a written declaration from the attorney attesting to qualifications.
- Experience with research and interviewing skills and techniques preferred,
- Medical background or knowledge of medical terminology preferred,
- Demonstrated outstanding performance as a fully qualified litigation paralegal preferred,
- Though not required, active plaintiff Personal Injury litigation with asbestos experience is a plus .
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the attention of the Human Resources Manager at email@example.com. Priority Consideration for applications received by November 9, 2020.
Only interviewed candidates will be contacted directly. We reserve the right to modify this posting as needed.
Our firm employees enjoy a competitive and generous benefits package, which includes life, health, dental and vision insurance, a generous retirement savings plan, disability and long term care coverage, flexible spending accounts and parking/commuter benefits.
Equal Employment opportunities:
Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation
PLUS Applicable bonuses and full benefits, including pension