Paralegal

Employer
The Travelers Companies
Location
Hamden
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 25, 2018
Closes
Feb 22, 2018
Industry
Education
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

Research and analyze law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions and legal codes to prepare legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, appeals, etc. for use by attorney. Draft routine legal documents for review and use by attorneys. Compile and prepare draft discovery responses. Prepare medical record summaries. Prepare exhibits and other demonstrative evidence for use at trial. Categorize and interpret data; review and analyze reports, responses and records produced by opposing counsel. Conduct investigations as needed and directed. Coordinate requests between multiple parties involved in litigation by way of consistent communication with client, claims and full partnership with attorney through end of case. Participate in special administrative and legal research projects as requested.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies

Superior interpersonal skills to conduct interviews and investigations and communicate with other attorneys, judges and court personnel. Superior grammar and writing skills. Knowledge of law office procedures and local court/jurisdiction rules and procedures. Resourceful research and analytical skills. Solid interpersonal skills. Proficient in Microsoft Word. Proficient in Westlaw and Lexus Nexus online research. Experienced with Microsoft Outlook and Excel. Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. Ability to manage time and tasks effectively. Able to maintain strict confidentiality.

Job Summary

Assist attorneys in all aspects of legal case preparation and file management including legal research, drafting routine documents and collection of information relevant to cases. May conduct routine investigations and review and analyze various reports, responses and records.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum 2 years paralegal and litigation experience required. Associates Degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience required. Knowledge of Medical Terminology. SDL2017