Litigation Paralegal I - New Orleans, LA - Remote

UPC InsuranceNew orleans, LouisianaFull TimeRemote


Summary: Performs legal support services under the supervision of an attorney. This position requires a person with independent thought, professional presentation, experience, and a bias for action. The successful candidate will have excellent organizational and analytical skills, advanced technical skills, project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with both internal counsel and important external partners. This is a position in a developing department that will provide a rewarding challenge for the right candidate.

 

Organizational Relationships: The Paralegal/Legal Assistant reports to the Managing Attorney and Associate Attorney. This position has regular contact with the company’s executives, external partners, as well as all other company departments.

 

NOTE: This position is eligible for remote work after training is completed, in accordance with UPC’s Telecommuting / Remote Work Policy.

 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for various legal and business projects
  • Work with Counsel to draft and update discovery responses and pleadings.
  • Work with Counsel to draft and update Legal Procedures Manual.
  • Prepare responses to Subpoenas and Orders.
  • Prepare deposition notebooks.
  • Research legal issues.
  • Draft, transcribe, and/or edit correspondence and communication including letters, memoranda, emails, and reports.
  • Prepare invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial/travel expense statements, and other documents, using word prcoessing, web forms, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software.
  • Manage and maintain Counsel's schedule.
  • Manage travel arrangements for Counsel as requested.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • 0 to 3 years of substantive insurance defense/general liability litigation experience
  • Bachelors’ Degree Level or equivalent experience required
  • Paralegal certification a plus.

Required Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of all facets of litigation: case management, document review, filing pleadings, and trial preparation.
  • Proficiency in e-discovery and litigation support tools.
  • Experienced, well-organized, and independent.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent scheduling and calendar-keeping skills.
  • Must be a self-starter and team player

Competencies:



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following behaviors:

  • Motivation/Initiative: Motivated and curious, willing to ask questions, research issues and take on challenging projects/assignments; creative, brings new ideas to the table, exhibits self-confidence.  Has strong achievement motivation and tenacity. 
  • Administrative Skills: Possesses ability to organize and follow-through on multiple tasks, recognizes and attends to important details with accuracy and efficiency, effectively prioritizes work of staff members. Works to complete goals, tasks and plans, anticipates potential problems and analyzes alternative solutions.
  • Interpersonal Style: (Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Teamwork); develops/ maintains effective working relationships; listens attentively to others; communicates ideas clearly (written & verbal); relates to people in an open/ sincere manner; participates effectively in meetings; assists in finding solutions as well as identifying problems; communicates appropriately with supervisor, managed staff and co-workers. Able to manage other individuals and maintain calm and reliable demeanor in the face of challenges.
  • Self-Management: (Adaptability/Flexibility, Stress Tolerance, Autonomy); adapts readily to changes in routine; works effectively in stressful situations; needs limited guidance and direction; is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment; is reliable and dependable; is results-oriented; maintains productivity and composure under pressure; views problems as opportunities to create solutions.
  • Thinking Skills: Diagnoses problems efficiently; gathers sufficient input before making decision or plans; makes timely decision, quickly determines sources of problem, identifies information needed to solve problem and analyzes alternative solutions, communicates issues and decisions effectively to team. 
  • Customer Orientation: Sensitive & responsive to internal and external customer needs; demonstrates skills in customer services and satisfaction; maintains a positive attitude, willing to listen to customer problems and seeks solutions; stays in tune with changing needs of customers. 

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