Paralegal

BerkleyRutherford, New jerseyPart TimeOn Site


Company Details:

Berkley Luxury Group is an operating unit of W.R. Berkley Corporation, one of America’s largest commercial lines writers in the United states. At Berkley Luxury Group we offer tailored, all-inclusive insurance solutions for luxury condo, co-op, rental properties and fine dining restaurants.

We are a team of seasoned underwriting and claim professionals, well versed in the nuances of our two niches. Our specialized expertise has enabled us to maintain a stable approach to the market for over 30 years. We uphold a standard of prompt and fair settlement of claims, and endeavor to treat our insureds and brokers in a partnership like manner. We also have the ability to provide an array of value-added consultative risk management services designed to assist our customers in managing risk. At Berkley Luxury Group, we have a shared vision to be the best in what we do, as evidenced by our reputation amongst our customers and competitors.
Responsibilities:
The litigation paralegal supports attorneys throughout all litigation matters and provides some administrative support.

  • Prepare/draft pleadings, discovery demands and responses
  • Handle communications with opposing counsel, deponents, doctors’ offices, hospitals, record departments
  • Schedule depositions and IME’s with all the supporting documents and communications
  • Digest deposition transcripts
  • Summarize and organize medical records, including preparation of medical chronologies and summaries.
  • Review court dockets in PACER and state court sites
  • Draft client correspondence for attorneys
  • May obtain records and work with experts in all areas of litigation
  • Motion preparation
  • Handling of client inquiries
  • Other tasks as assigned
Qualifications:
  • 3-5 Years as a Litigation Paralegal, or equivalent education and experience
  • Experience with New York State court system
  • Experience drafting pleadings, discovery demands and responses and transcript digests.
  • Familiarity with NYSCEF, PACER, and Microsoft Word.
  • Experience working in a defense firm or for an insurance company is preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and the ability to effectively interact with all levels of internal and external business partners.
  • Superior skills in relationship building, active listening and win-win negotiating
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to multi-task and to independently prioritize competing demands/requests within given time constraints.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and effectively make sound business decisions.
Additional Company Details: The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer. Additional Requirements: The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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