Medical Malpractice/Healthcare Paralegal (Full time)

2-5 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
JOB SUMMARY
The Paralegal researches law, investigates facts and prepares documents to assist onsite attorneys by performing a variety of support duties.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES      

  • Supports medium-sized Medical Malpractice Litigation law firm with high volume and document intensive caseload.
  • Understands Illinois court rules, guidelines and procedures, both standard and electronic.
  • Upon request, prepares legal documents such as subpoenas, correspondence, etc.
  • Performs clerical duties such as scheduling appointments, providing information to callers, scanning and coding, and composing and typing correspondence.
  • Organizes and prepares medical records for attorney review and production.
  • Upon request, supports and assists with trial and witness preparation.
  • Organizes and maintains client files.
  • Familiar with software including Microsoft Office, Adobe, Billing, etc.
  • Researches and understands legal sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles and legal codes.
  • Prepares drafts of legal documents for attorney review such as responses, complaints, and discovery.
  • Manages deposition scheduling for subpoenaed witnesses.
  • Able to research, interact with, and retain experts.
  • Drafts authorization or documentation as needed for obtaining medical records.
  • Gathers Exhibits for Trial but with supervision.
  • Other tasks as assigned by attorneys or coordinators depending on need and consistent with expectations at this skill level.

SKILLS LISTED BELOW ARE FAVORABLE

  • Investigates facts of case to determine causes of action and to prepare case accordingly.
  • Demonstrates expertise with software including Microsoft Office, Adobe, Billing, etc.
  • Requires minimal supervision.
  • Able to identify key issues when preparing attorney deposition and meeting materials.
  • Requires some direction but has understanding of case needs from beginning through trial.
  • Drafts medical case summaries or abstracts when required.
  • Researches medical conditions and medical literature.
  • Demonstrates excellent proofreading skills.
  • Demonstrates familiarity with FOIA and other methods of obtaining government or official records.
  • Gathers exhibits for trial with little supervision.
  • Able to prepare pleadings and discovery requiring minimal attorney revision.
  • Prepares case, files, scheduling, experts and witnesses for trial with little supervision.
  • Demonstrates ability to anticipate and identify attorney and case needs.
  • Accepts problem and urgent situations and handles them accordingly without requiring substantial attorney attention.
  • Requires little direction.

COMPETENCIES

  • Problem Solving
  • Self-Sufficient
  • Teamwork Orientation
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Initiative
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Reliability

 

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED WORK HOURS
This is a full-time position. Typical workweek is Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 7 paid hours per day.  Extra time and overtime may be available.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • Associates degree or higher, or 2-5 years legal experience and/or training
  • Paralegal certificate of completion preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Please submit your resume and salary requirements to Sue at NewHires@lowis-gellen.com