Selective Insurance Company of America

Paralegal

US-CA | US-IL-Chicago | US-AZ-Scottsdale | US-IN-Carmel
Experience (Years)
5
Category
Legal/Staff Counsel
Status
Full-Time Regular
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt/Hourly
Job ID
5672
Travel %
0-5%
Auto Reimbursement
No

Overview

The Paralegal provides litigation support for California Attorneys in Commercial General Liability and Construction Defect defense litigation; focusing on pleadings, discovery, discovery-related motions, substantive motions, briefs, memoranda and all other litigation court filings. Paralegals may be required to handle some traditional Attorney administrative support. All job duties and responsibilities must be carried out in compliance with applicable legal, ethical and regulatory requirements.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare draft answers and cross- complaints, demurrers and motions to strike.
  • Prepare draft written discovery, interrogatories, document production demands, requests for admission and deposition notices to be propounded upon plaintiffs and cross- complainants in accordance with office protocol. 
  • Prepare draft responses to written discovery, interrogatories, replies to document production demands, and responses to requests for admission and deposition notices propounded upon clients.
  • Create, update, and prepare correspondence, pleadings, briefs, motions, memoranda, summaries, reports, etc. using the Company’s legal case management software, and voice recognition equipment. Proofread final work product to ensure high quality and compliance with office standards.
  • Analyze adversaries written discovery responses in order to determine whether follow-up is needed for more specific responses and prepare draft requests.
  • Prepare draft motions related to discovery.
  • Summarize discovery received including drafting matrices’.
  • Summarize medical records received.
  • Work with experts on document review and scheduling.
  • Schedule IMEs.
  • Provide trial support as requested by assigned Attorney, in accordance with office protocol.
  • Prepare draft substantive motions
  • Manual and e court filings in all of the counties in California.
  • Outlook calendaring.
  • Scanning of all legal documents including pleadings, discovery, correspondence, etc.
  • Professional and personable direct client and vendor contact.
  • Provide other assistance as requested by Attorney, Managing Attorney and Director of Counsel.
  • May be required to handle some administrative support along with Paralegal duties.
  • The Attorneys are located in California and the applicant must have experience in California Litigation support.

Qualifications

  • California Paralegal Certificate or equivalent required.
  • College degree or business school preferred. 
  • Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel proficient and Power Point a plus.
  • Lexis - Advance experience preferred.
  • At least 10 – 15 years paralegal experience in the jurisdiction required.

 

Selective is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Selective maintains a drug-free workplace.

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