• Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Type: Perm
  • Job #12969

Very well respected regional firm is seeking to hire an experienced legal assistant/paralegal to join their Downtown Fort Lauderdale office.  This position will be in their insurance defense department, specifically focusing on medical malpractice.  Candidates with a minimum of five years of medical malpractice and catastrophic bodily injury experience will be considered.  This is a hybrid legal assistant/paralegal role.  The firm is open to a hybrid remote schedule after the probationary onboarding period.

Job Duties:

  • Calendaring deadlines
  • Scheduling with opposing counsel and JAs
  • Drafting and eFiling pleadings, motions, and other legal docs
  • Trial, deposition, and hearing preparation
  • Schedule and communicate with expert witnesses
  • Draft and respond to discovery, demands, simple motions, etc
  • Correspondence

Qualifications:

  • Ability to move cases along with minimal attorney direction
  • Familiarity with medical terminology and records
  • Experience working on med mal and BI cases
  • Knowledge of all deadlines and other rules of procedure, including all med mal-specific pre-suit deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • 5 – 10+ yrs litigation experience, and know the process from beginning to end

This firm offers an excellent benefits package and will pay a salary of $55K – $70K commensurate with experience and previous salary history.

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