PARALEGAL - ASBESTOS LITIGATION - posted 11/28/18

PARALEGAL - ASBESTOS LITIGATION - posted 11/28/18

Company Name: 
Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, L.C.
FT/PT Status: 
Full Time
Location
Newport News
VA
Salary Range: 
Based on Experience
Job Summary: 

Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, L.C. (PWHD) was founded in Virginia in 1954. Since then, our practice has grown to cover several areas of law including personal injury, asbestos litigation, elder law, business law, product liability, technology law, labor and employment, as well as consulting services. We are currently seeking a full-time Paralegal to join our asbestos litigation department.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in performing a wide variety of duties related to the preparation of legal documents such as legal correspondence, discovery responses, and compilation of exhibit lists with a strong attention to detail. The Paralegal position requires being self-motivated, organized, and able to work under pressure while meeting deadlines. Additionally, this position is expected to use Microsoft Office and other software tools to create professional, complete, accurate, and detailed documents. The Paralegal position will support one attorney on a daily basis and also be tasked with responsibilities related to the asbestos trial team projects which will require occasional support of other attorneys.

Requirements or Qualifications: 
Responsibilities: • Develop, organize, and maintain all documents (i.e., client and litigation files) • Prepare draft case summaries, pleadings, and responses for attorney review • Proofread, and edit legal documents and client correspondence • Prepare deposition summaries, affidavits, witness disclosures, and exhibit lists • Manage calendars to ensure meeting all deadlines • File motions and pleadings with courts electronically • Prepare deposition notices and book court reporters/videographers • Ability to request employment records, Social Security records, and monitor files for return of documents from clients • Ability to retrieve case law and statutes from Westlaw and other legal databases upon request • Organize and maintain Excel spreadsheets • Draft subpoenas, motions, and discovery (i.e., interrogatories, requests for production, requests for admission, etc.) • Strong written and oral communication with experts, witnesses, and clients • Make travel arrangements • Other duties as requested Required Skills/Experience: • Ability to type 70+ wpm • Paralegal or Legal Assistant certification • 2+ years legal experience in litigation (preferably in personal injury or product liability) • Strong attention to detail • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines • Strong grammar and proofreading/editing skills • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint • Strong administrative and organizational skills Preferred Skills/Experience: • Experience with a legal database program • Associates degree • Experience with a citation article management program (Example: EndNote)
Application Process: 
Submit Resume to HR2@pwhd.com
Selection Criteria: 
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