Top Paralegal Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Paralegal. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Paralegal resumes they appeared on. For example, 25.7% of Paralegal resumes contained Legal Documents as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Paralegal actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Paralegal resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

2. Trial Preparation

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Here's how Trial Preparation is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Brief preparation, legal and factual research, discovery review, client/shareholder communication, trial preparation, deposition preparation.
  • Managed trial preparation, including coordinating legal research team for Affirmative Action defense litigation and preparing trial exhibits.
  • Assisted attorney with trial preparation, developed trial exhibits, drafted motions and reviewed/organized documents for trial discovery.
  • Provide support to attorneys through trial preparation and document management including organizing, indexing and summarizing records.
  • Drafted legal documents, calendar management, pinpointed necessary evidence that improved the Attorneys trial preparation process.
  • Distribute incoming asbestos documents, organize trial binders for asbestos litigation, assist in trial preparation.
  • Assisted attorneys with contract drafting, review and modifications and preparation of documentation for trial preparation.
  • Participate in various court proceedings and judicial conferences while also assisting attorney during trial preparation.
  • Case management of all discovery documents Prepare and maintain all expert files and documentation Trial preparation
  • Assist Intellectual Property litigation department as necessary with regards to discovery and trial preparation.
  • Provided paralegal support including: discovery assistance, deposition notices, and trial preparations.
  • Assisted with trial preparation, including organization of trial notebooks and deposition exhibits.
  • Supported attorneys in trial preparations in litigation matters related to eminent domain law.
  • Assist attorneys with trial preparation such as drafting subpoenas and preparing authorizations.
  • Assisted attorneys with family, criminal and juvenile litigation and trial preparation.
  • Coordinated trial preparation, including production, collection and organization of discovery.
  • Conducted legal research, answered discovery, and participated in trial preparation.
  • Managed physical case files and assisted in trial preparation and exhibit development.
  • Contributed to trial preparation by organizing exhibits and other key evidence.
  • Assisted with trial preparation including exhibit preparation and file organization.

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3. Counsel

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Here's how Counsel is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Managed approximately 20 trial groups for local Westinghouse asbestos defense counsel - Assisted with trial preparation for national asbestos defense counsel
  • Coordinated multifaceted office functions including management of court calendar, scheduling of conference rooms and interacting with retained outside counsel.
  • Managed attorney calendar, scheduled depositions, hearings using online scheduling system and coordinate same with opposing counsel.
  • Communicated issues and items requiring negotiation to the underwriter, portfolio manager and or legal counsel as necessary.
  • Provided general counsel and legal department with essential assistance for a corporation specializing in long-term care facilities.
  • Drafted legal correspondence to opposing parties asserting the organization's opinion while being supervised by General Counsel.
  • Partnered with Associate General Counsel in managing all intellectual property and contractual legal matters affecting the business.
  • Coordinated and monitored local defense counsels' handling of specific environmental litigation throughout the United States.
  • Assisted General Counsel at closing and organized all acquisition closing documents into in-house closing binders.
  • Coordinated input and review of regulatory filings by stakeholders including fund counsel and Fund Administration.
  • Coordinated prosecution efforts of outside counsel and monitored intellectual property budget for the Composites department.
  • Communicated with clients to acquire relevant information pursuant to opposing counsel's discovery requests.
  • Drafted new trademark applications and assisted outside counsel with the prosecution of pending applications.
  • Provided legal/administrative assistance for a Vice President and General Counsel and two General Counsels.
  • Coordinated with counsel, co-counsel and paralegals as needed regarding database information.
  • Managed outside counsel handling sophisticated secured transactions matters and complex litigation.
  • Manage relationships between in-house counsel and business units.
  • Assisted corporate counsel with managing outside trademark counsel.
  • Prepare filing instructions and correspond with international counsel.
  • Communicated with outside counsel and insureds.

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4. Real Estate

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Here's how Real Estate is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Assisted senior counsel in delivering real estate legal support to three Safeway divisions with portfolios comprising approximately 600 operating facilities.
  • Coordinated proper document collection from all parties to ensure timely closings successfully listed and sold residential real estate.
  • Specialized in complex commercial and construction litigation, intellectual property, real estate and NASD arbitration proceedings.
  • Assist attorneys with coordination of documentation for real estate and investment transactions ensuring accurate and timely processing.
  • Prepared documents for legal proceedings involving real estate and litigation matters.
  • Research of property information and preparation of real estate transfer documents.
  • Position reports to commercial real estate attorney representing national retail tenants.
  • Supported real estate transactions by preparing and recording closing documents.
  • Prepare contracts, Real Estate/Civil/Matrimonial Take and prepare client statements/Depositions.
  • Completed HUD-1 Settlement Statements and participated in real estate closings
  • Attended real estate closings and handled related financial documentation.
  • Performed general paralegal tasks for real estate transactions.
  • Coordinated and prepared residential real estate closings.
  • Conducted miscellaneous real estate research projects.
  • Review, revise and proofread contracts with respect to real estate and time share terms and conditions for various hotel developers.
  • Maintain a pipeline of bank, purchase and sale real estate files from opening of file to preparation of closing package.
  • Worked in general practice: criminal, domestic relations, real estate, litigation, title examinations, and personal injury.
  • Drafted and Prepared monthly legal notices such as Rent Demands, Notice of Petitions and Petitions for a Real Estate Company.
  • Assisted in various aspects of real estate transactions, prepared Offers, Purchase and Sales documents, Deeds, and Leases.
  • Worked primarily, but not exclusively in real estate, prepared and ensured accuracy of all real estate closing documentation.

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5. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Review, organize, analyze and summarize medical records for parties in preparation for mediation and depositions in pharmaceutical litigation.
  • Reviewed disabled and retired veteran's medical records * Inputted medical disability data concerning illnesses associated with Agent Orange exposure
  • Generate correspondence, status reports and legal documents Client contact Process authorizations Review and summarize medical records Billing Trial preparation
  • Assist with various stages of deposition preparation, including reviewing complex medical records and preparing deposition strategy outlines.
  • Organized and gathered evidence for trial Requested and reviewed medical records and bills Prepared trial notebooks/assisted with trial preparation
  • Gather information in preparation for lawsuits, interpret medical records and reports and provide written evaluation for attorney.
  • Drafted motions, supported discovery, categorized medical records, scheduled depositions and performed trial preparation activities.
  • Obtained all investigative materials including medical records, police reports, photographs and witness information and statements.
  • Assist attorneys in trial preparation by organizing medical records, preparing trial notebooks, and organizing discovery.
  • Support litigation including legal research, factual investigation, medical records review, and document management.
  • Docketed deadlines, obtained medical authorizations, medical records and evidence for hearings from opposing counsel.
  • Identified, secured and summarized medical records relating to personal injury claims involving insurance defense.
  • Evaluated medical records and follow up with medical providers for medical records and operative reports.
  • Researched and analyzed medical records and expert information for health related injuries for trial proceedings.
  • Analyze correspondence from providers regarding refused request for medical records in order to facilitate follow-up.
  • Coordinated exceptional amounts of medical records and expert analysis in several class action suits.
  • Prepared demand letters, reviewed medical records, answered discovery requests and prepared pleadings.
  • Organized, reviewed and indexed incoming records obtained through discovery, including medical records.
  • Conducted legal research on civil litigation matters and summarized medical records and depositions.
  • Interpreted extensive medical records in order to prepare medical chronologies required for trial.

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6. Court Hearings

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Here's how Court Hearings is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Filed motions and prepared legal correspondence Attended client meetings and court hearings Organized and maintained legal files for solo practitioner
  • Worked closely with assigned attorneys answering phone calls setting up conference calls prepared legal filings and scheduled court hearings
  • Interfaced with investigators, coordinated depositions and court hearings, managed attorney's calendar.
  • Coordinated scheduling of omnibus court hearings and pretrial preparation of documents for related matters.
  • Initiated legal correspondence for family and criminal court hearings, improved overall efficiency.
  • Participated in various settlement negotiations and court hearings.
  • Supported attorney preparing legal documents for court hearings.
  • Calendared and attended court hearings as necessary.
  • Testify at court hearings regarding company procedure.
  • Monitored court hearings and coordinated attorney appearances.
  • Assisted prosecutor during court hearings when necessary.
  • Prepared settlement packages, attended court hearings
  • Participated in Military Court Hearings.
  • Assisted partners with every step in preparing for trials and during trials, including discovery, depositions, and court hearings.
  • Filed complaints, motions, litigation, and pleadings; directed attorneys on court hearings; set dates for court hearings.
  • Draft child dependency petitions, draft termination of parental rights petitions, draft various motions, and attend Juvenile Court hearings.
  • Coordinate with social workers, physicians, family members and court personnel to schedule district court and probate court hearings.
  • Advocated for the needs of District of Columbia wards, communicated with government and businesses, and attended court hearings.
  • Provided recommendations & settlement proposals, prepared & scheduled counsel and witnesses for court hearings, trials, & conferences.
  • Notified appropriate parties concerning the scheduling of court hearings, postponements, cancellations, and rescheduling of court dates.

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7. Personal Injury Cases

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Here's how Personal Injury Cases is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Processed personal injury cases from start to finish, including requesting, reviewing/analyzing medical records and handling case through litigation.
  • Provided part-time assistance to solo practitioner with primary practice in social security disability and personal injury cases.
  • Provided administrative support to three attorneys, covering a combined total of approximately 150 personal injury cases.
  • Managed personal injury cases by analyzing medical reports and insurance documents; rebutted any fraudulent claims.
  • Gathered and organized supporting data for immigration files and personal injury cases working closely with clients.
  • Prepare discovery packets to opposing attorney including and not limited to civil and personal injury cases.
  • Specialize in Workmen Compensation, Social Security/ Disability appeals, Auto and personal injury cases.
  • Propounded and answered Discovery for Texas and California toxic tort and personal injury cases.
  • Managed sole practitioner law practice specializing in domestic law and personal injury cases.
  • Order pertinent medical records and itemized billing statements for personal injury cases.
  • Interviewed potential expert witnesses to determine their suitability in personal injury cases.
  • Prepared demands and drafted pleadings in personal injury cases principally involving automobile accidents
  • Prepared mediation packages for arbitration and Complaints for personal injury cases.
  • Gather records and consolidate information received to assemble Personal Injury cases.
  • Managed full-cycle personal injury cases from initial client intake to resolution.
  • Case management of personal injury cases from interview to demand negotiations.
  • Requested medical authorizations and records for several personal injury cases.
  • Negotiated workers' compensation and personal injury cases to resolution.
  • Draft medical abstracts and summarize depositions in personal injury cases.
  • Coordinate trial preparations and drafted demand packages for Personal Injury cases

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8. Bankruptcy

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Here's how Bankruptcy is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Provided legal support for sole practitioner bankruptcy practice Accomplishments: - Organized client documentation - Prepared draft court documents
  • Assisted and offered resolutions/solutions for time sensitive and other infrequent bankruptcy matters to attorneys and other Paralegals.
  • Performed bankruptcy and personal injury case management duties; assisted attorney with preparation for court appearances.
  • Prepared Bankruptcy material on a daily basis and ensured all Jurisdictional requirements were met.
  • Upload bankruptcy related documents and provide to Trustee utilizing Collaborative Upload or DocLink.
  • Negotiated and compromised settlements with Bankruptcy Trustees regarding preference and fraudulent conveyance matters.
  • Researched and prepared legal documents in hotel bankruptcy issues and lender liability litigation.
  • Investigated bankruptcy and criminal actions and reviewed files for statutory grounds.
  • Created comprehensive training manual for Bankruptcy Paralegals, ensuring easy transition.
  • Prepare Chapter 7 Bankruptcy filing for attorney review and submit electronically.
  • Conduct detailed inspections and analyze bankruptcy client's financial documents.
  • Prepared all bankruptcy documents, including electronic filing.
  • Increased responsibilities to include bankruptcy and litigation practice.
  • Handled preliminary bankruptcy related research on customer disputes.
  • Prepare commercial litigation reports and bankruptcy filings.
  • Coordinated and maintained appointments for bankruptcy clients.
  • Drafted all documents relative to Bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Responded to incoming customer calls regarding bankruptcy.
  • Filed bankruptcy pleadings and orders electronically.
  • Prepare legal documents, including civil/INS/Matrimonial/Bankruptcy.

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9. Affidavits

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Here's how Affidavits is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Drafted trademark applications and renewal affidavits for US trademarks and drafted application and renewal instructions for international trademark counsel.
  • Drafted settlement agreements and motions including motions for default and all supporting documentation such as affidavits and declarations.
  • Assist attorneys in document retrieval required for submissions to settling defendants including signed releases and affidavits.
  • Generated Post Decree Motions to Modify Custody Orders, Visitation Modifications, and Paternity Affidavits.
  • Reviewed litigation documents, digested depositions, drafted affidavits and filed state and federal court documents
  • Drafted affidavits and interviewed documented immigrants in conjunction with the Nationalities Service Center.
  • Prepared affidavits and other legal documents and organized and maintained all documentation.
  • Prepared mortgages assignments, affidavits and other various documents for proceedings.
  • Prepared affidavits, interrogatories, deposition questions and Notices of Motion
  • Prepared financial affidavits, mandatory disclosures and income deduction orders.
  • Draft supporting documentation, including petitioner/beneficiary letters and affidavits.
  • Drafted and proofread legal documents including affidavits and correspondences.
  • Drafted and reviewed affidavits for internal and external signatures.
  • Prepared Motions for Final Summary Judgment with supporting Affidavits.
  • Created Warranty Deeds and Affidavits; Notarized/witnessed documents.
  • Drafted motions for advances and prepared financial affidavits.
  • Prepared affidavits of documents and maintained document files.
  • Prepared pleadings, affidavits and prepared discovery requests.
  • Prepared Financial Affidavits and Child Support Guidelines Worksheets.
  • Assisted in preparing litigation reports and affidavits.

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10. Family Law

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Here's how Family Law is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Drafted bankruptcy, family law, immigration, criminal, and personal injury documents Scheduled appointments and performed client intake interviews
  • Gathered and reviewed documents and resources as an integral part of investigations regarding personal injury and family law cases.
  • Supported attorneys in management of family law litigation matters from screening potential clients to trial preparation and settlement.
  • Generated legal documents for simulated divorce proceedings as part of practical application of family law principles.
  • Utilize Family Law Software to prepare child support guidelines, alimony guidelines and financial affidavits.
  • Managed, organized, and developed family law files, including analyzing financial documents.
  • Assisted the attorneys mainly in domestic/family law and Civil Litigation as a temporary Paralegal.
  • Conducted all initial consultations regarding family law, personal injury and social security disability.
  • Practice areas included family law and foreclosure activities for multiple homeowners associations.
  • Provided paralegal support to senior attorney specializing in matrimonial and family law.
  • Experience furthered in civil business litigation in addition to family law.
  • Drafted family law related legal documents to include marital separation agreements.
  • Provided legal/administrative support in areas of criminal, family law.
  • Provided support to busy sole practitioner specializing in family law.
  • Supported partner who handled primarily matrimonial and family law cases.
  • State subsidized legal assistance with family law and landlord/tenant disputes.
  • Prepare all documents relating to family law including adoptions.
  • Specialized in civil litigation and family law.
  • Assist attorneys primarily with family law litigation.
  • Gained a working knowledge of Illinois and Missouri worker's compensation laws, injury, wrongful death, and family law.

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11. Federal Courts

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Here's how Federal Courts is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Drafted preliminary contracts for outside counsel engagement, guardianship petitions and civil litigation preliminary pleadings to state and federal courts.
  • Handled all litigation matters and management of pharmaceutical injury dockets in state and federal courts.
  • Researched, analyzed, and prepared relevant case law citations and statutes for briefings with attorneys and state and federal courts.
  • Provided legal assistance for 16 attorneys, supporting the defense of employment discrimination cases in federal courts and administrative tribunals.
  • Performed electronic legal research and kept current with procedures used by local, state and federal courts or administrative agencies.
  • Filed and served pleadings and discovery in state and federal courts throughout the country through electronic filing and paper filing.
  • Worked on multiple case files simultaneously and control of daily filing and calendar in both state and the federal courts.
  • Created, produced, and delivered cases, legal documents to circuit, and criminal, civil and federal courts.
  • Drafted and filed pleadings and discovery for civil, personal injury, and business cases in State and Federal courts.
  • Drafted legal documents, attended depositions, summarized depositions and attended trials in federal courts throughout Texas Gulf Coast Region.
  • Serve and file litigation documents in state and federal courts and administrative agencies using traditional and or electronic filing methods.
  • Assisted in over 10 trials in both state and federal courts including litigating wrongful termination and excessive force cases.
  • Assembled motion papers, including pleadings, case law, and exhibits for filing in state and federal courts.
  • Drafted and prepared complaints with appropriate attachments for electronic and paper filing in district, circuit and federal courts.
  • Prepared appellate attorneys for oral argument and drafted key pleadings in representation of clients before state and federal courts.
  • Fast-paced Workplace: Removal Defense, litigation before Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, and Federal Courts.
  • Drafted a wide array of legal documents for submission to state courts, federal courts and government regulatory agencies.
  • Prepared cases for trial before state and federal courts and agencies; assisted at trial and with appellate briefings.
  • Handle litigation suits filed in state and federal courts from inception through discovery process, trial and case closure.
  • Attend and assist at client meetings, depositions, administrative hearings, and trial in state and federal courts.

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12. Foreclosure

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Here's how Foreclosure is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Developed distressed property/foreclosure standard operating procedure.
  • Performed data entry of foreclosed property loan information into BWW's foreclosure database and other related information into excel spreadsheets.
  • Researched and analyzed property information, including liens and easements for commercial real estate loan closings and foreclosures.
  • Perform legal research on statues or foreclosure information as required to address client/borrower inquiries.
  • Drafted correspondence, prepared legal documents, and conducted research related to residential foreclosures.
  • Monitored delinquent tax collection program, including oversight of outside counsel handling tax foreclosures.
  • Monitored and provided the foreclosure attorneys with necessary documentation to complete the foreclosure.
  • Draft various pleadings for corporate, residential, commercial and foreclosure litigation proceedings.
  • Drafted legal pleadings, routine correspondence, and state-required letters for foreclosure proceedings.
  • Prepare collection packages for condominium associations to include foreclosure actions if applicable.
  • Prepared, updated and reviewed legal documents pertaining to Foreclosure and Bankruptcy.
  • Review new Foreclosure referrals and request any missing documents pertinent to proceed.
  • Assisted with foreclosure defense department by managing files and preparing documents.
  • Received and documented incoming foreclosure paid in full checks/ reinstatement check.
  • Worked on documents for foreclosure proceedings from inception through completion.
  • Coordinated foreclosure advertisement, sales and preparation of foreclosure complaints.
  • Conducted legal research on issues concerning professional responsibility and foreclosure.
  • Approved the progression of foreclosure action based on federal regulation.
  • Communicated with borrowers and those otherwise in foreclosure when necessary.
  • Performed research regarding real property subject to foreclosure procedures.

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13. Client Files

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Here's how Client Files is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Compiled exhibits and documentation during trial preparation as well as maintained client files and pleading indexes
  • Maintained client files, coordinated meetings and communicated information between client and attorney.
  • Reviewed client files and secured necessary documents and signatures.
  • Organized and maintained client files to ensure confidentiality.
  • Maintained all attorney-client files electronically and physically.
  • Provided legal administrative support to attorney in case management such as, organized, calendared and monitored deadlines for client files.
  • Maintained the firm s databases- including client files, SOP s, closed cases, statutes, forms and references.
  • Prepared legal documents, monthly reports, created and maintained client files and tracked legal matters from complaint to judgment.
  • Manage file room with organization, closing old files out, closed file inventory, and preparing new client files.
  • Prepared general and legal correspondence, maintained client files, took depositions, and gathered information on initial complaints.
  • Interview prospective clients to determine appropriateness of service, open and close client files, research federal data bases.
  • Maintained and updated client files including personal injury and workers compensation cases and handled payouts for all cases.
  • Review client files to conduct conflict checks, and to confirm whether all documentation has been appropriately given.
  • Retain and update client files including medical records, wage information, and change of personal treatment status.
  • Maintained 100% accuracy of billing and client files through utilizing using the ProDoc/SOS legal drafting database system.
  • Maintain client files, perform legal research, prepare motions, complaints, contracts and the like.
  • Attended initial meetings with clients, organized, analyzed, prepared and maintained client files and chronologies.
  • Scan, fax, maintain client files, prepare documents for filing, file documents at courthouse.
  • Provided updates on case status and events to associates and clients; maintained and audited client files.
  • Answer phones, update clients on status, sort and distribute mail, create new client files.

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14. Insurance Companies

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Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Corresponded with medical providers, insurance company adjusters, hospitalization companies, Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance companies.
  • Assisted in insurance litigation by drafting environmental claim notification letters to insurance companies, tracked responses and drafted status updates.
  • Assist attorneys in negotiations with insurance companies in personal injury matters, oversee case administration to settlement.
  • Established and maintained effective lines of communication with police departments, medical facilities and insurance companies.
  • Interact with insurance companies concerning insurance claims, negotiate settlements and prepare settlement agreements.
  • Billed insurance companies for payment to psychology practice and maintained confidential client psychotherapy notes.
  • Received policy reports and completed no-fault application forms to receive compensation from insurance companies.
  • Maintained outgoing communication with attorneys and insurance companies, facilitating and expediting case settlements.
  • Conferred with opposing counsel and insurance companies regarding settlement discussions or other case resolutions.
  • Communicated with insurance companies to obtain information and documents required for case resolution.
  • Interacted and negotiated with insurance companies for claim settlement and dispute resolution.
  • Edited reports for paralegals before presenting to attorneys or insurance companies.
  • Conducted client intakes and corresponded with insurance companies and medical professionals.
  • Provided and gathered necessary information to/from insurance companies and medical providers.
  • Communicated with various Attorney s and Insurance Companies regarding insurance policy/claims.
  • Resolved client property damage and pending liability with insurance companies.
  • Interacted with insurance companies and medical providers for document requests.
  • Obtained understanding of insurance companies billing guidelines and defense strategies.
  • Assisted attorneys on cases representing policyholder disputes with insurance companies.
  • Coordinated with insurance companies and hospitals for discovery process.

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15. Demand Letters

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Here's how Demand Letters is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Drafted foreclosure demand letters, newspaper advertisements, deeds under power of sale and foreclosure bids, including attending foreclosure sales
  • Generate complex communication including demand letters, legal reports, plus proofreading all attorney documents.
  • Issued demand letters, negotiated repayments/settlements, developed payment plans and processed collection paperwork.
  • Drafted correspondence, prepared extremely detailed and lengthy demand letters for personal injury cases.
  • Drafted discovery and demand letters submitted to insurance adjusters regarding personal injuries.
  • Reviewed commercial hospitality and fitness contracts and prepared collection demand letters.
  • Coordinated and supervised demand letters, communications and records research.
  • Executed correspondence; demand letters and attorney opinion letters.
  • Drafted Petition for Arbitration and Liability Demand letters.
  • Revised legal documents including pleadings and demand letters.
  • Drafted legal memorandum and prepared demand letters.
  • Prepared demand letters outlining liability and damages.
  • Prepared demand letters and other correspondence.
  • Drafted discovery documents including demand letters.
  • Request medical records, assemble records, police reports, photographs, medical bills, and demand letters for insurance companies.
  • Drafted demand letters for payment to responsible parties who had not yet paid their payments for their share of environmental harm.
  • Drafted and sent demand letters, settlement agreements, financial difficulty letters, new contracts and other requested information to customers.
  • Prepared discovery requests and responses, wrote bodily injury demand letters based on review of clients' medical records and interviews.
  • Draft, prepare, and/or proof read discovery, grievance and demand letters, correspondence, and public records requests.
  • Organize fact sections of demand letters prior to commencement of litigation using Lexis/Nexis; organized client files and contracts database.

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16. Law Firm

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Here's how Law Firm is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Coordinated with a variety of corporate clients, including international law firms, financial services firms, and international non-profit organizations.
  • Provided outstanding support with litigation file preparation for a specialized law firm focusing on residential foreclosures by delivering essential paralegal duties.
  • Trusted office administrator for law firm, holding liberal discretionary powers for day-to-day operations.
  • Conducted initial investigations, reviewed retainer agreements; facilitated referrals with other law firms.
  • Delivered outstanding in-suit file preparation for a specialized law firm focusing on foreclosures.
  • Provided support to attorneys at mid-sized law firm specializing in construction defect litigation.
  • Developed a law firm management tool using Outlook's Business Contact Manager Program
  • Managed large caseload in products liability section for busy international law firm.
  • Assisted attorneys of national law firm in responding to electronic discovery requests.
  • Rendered paralegal support and office supervision for a three-attorney patent law firm.
  • Worked in a general practice law firm specializing in Landlord-Tenant representation.
  • Supervised and supported busy litigation departments and administering growing law firms.
  • Managed computerized court appearance calendar of busy midtown law firm.
  • Lead paralegal/investigator for criminal law firm.
  • Research support for numerous attorneys with small claim lawsuits for numerous states; acted as liaison between law firms and headquarters.
  • Investigate, review and draft responses to all customer complaints including those from state agencies, federal agencies and law firms.
  • Reviewed large volume of takeover files from four law firms and docketed for outstanding office actions, maintenance fees or annuities.
  • Administer Legal Tracker, including managing users, interacting with outside law firms, and performing additional system configuration as needed.
  • Provided legal support to multiple attorneys in busy law firm specializing in business, employment, and real estate law.
  • Coordinated email and fax communication system between Korean Patent Law Firm, the USPTO, and our own patent attorneys.

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17. Civil Litigation

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Here's how Civil Litigation is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Worked on discovery for civil litigation involving mortgage/loan fraud, reviewing documents and cross referencing against our own records and applicable regulations
  • Assisted attorneys in trial preparation, mass document review, discovery and exhibits associated with personal injury and civil litigation.
  • Assisted on Criminal and Civil Litigation cases -Prepared/created pleadings -Assisted in trial preparation -Prepared legal correspondence -Maintained calendar -Accounts Payable
  • Provided paralegal support for firm concentrating in business and civil litigation, probate, domestic and personal injury matters.
  • Review responsive documents in Relativity for white collar criminal defense, securities enforcement, and complex civil litigation matters.
  • Recognized for exceptional working knowledge of legal terminology, general law and legal proceedings pertaining to civil litigation.
  • Drafted civil litigation motions, answered comprehensive discovery requests, performed initial fact investigations, interviewed witnesses.
  • Conducted legal research to support shareholder and associate attorneys with civil litigation and real estate transactions.
  • Specialized in Plaintiff personal injury, wrongful termination, premises liability and other civil litigation matters.
  • Provided support in all aspects of civil litigation with focus on significant e-discovery projects and research.
  • Assisted with probate administration, scheduled depositions and prepared pleadings and subpoenas for civil litigation.
  • Prepared and processed all documentation required for civil litigation actions from investigation through final action.
  • Attained experience with corporate formation, real estate closings, general civil litigation and construction litigation
  • Supported twenty attorneys involving commercial/civil litigation, construction defect/delay, contracts, and partnership disputes.
  • Maintained, opened and organized all existing and incoming Family and Civil Litigation files.
  • Managed the legal portfolio for managing attorney focused on civil litigation and employment law.
  • Assist in trial preparation for personal injury/negligence, criminal and civil litigation cases.
  • Assigned Paralegal to civil litigation and workers compensation attorneys dealing with severe injuries.
  • Conducted civil litigation preparation for classroom personal injury and contract reneging cases.
  • Examined sensitive discovery documents, maintained and organized civil litigation case files.

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18. New Clients

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Here's how New Clients is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Interviewed new clients, prepared correspondence/legal documents and responded to client concerns and requests for information/updates.
  • Interviewed new clients and handled sensitive personal and financial information.
  • Prepared representation agreements for new clients.
  • Handle divorce and custody cases from start to finish, knowledge of Court procedures, interview new clients for intake information.
  • Handle inbound calls from new clients, * Pull their credit report and go over the negative items on the report.
  • Conduct immigration consults for new clients, asses their eligibility for Immigration benefits and review the required documentation for each case.
  • Assisted with marketing efforts, including preparing pitches, updating client database and identification of and correspondence with potential new clients.
  • Guided new clients through the intake process and served as a first point of contact for all clients in the program.
  • Meet and consult with potential new clients Prepare and file pleadings Organize and supervise all mediation files Compile monthly billing reports
  • Review attorney/client contracts with clients and explain each contract in detail to them in order retain them as new clients.
  • Input all new business from new clients in to our legal computer system; make sure process servers are paid.
  • Conducted Intake of potentially new clients and set up consultation appointments with the individual and an attorney within the office.
  • Prepare initial paperwork for new clients, and met with all new clients to obtain all necessary information for case.
  • Interact with current and new clients, schedule appointments and meet with them to fill out the initial interview paperwork.
  • Screened new clients to assess whether firm would be able to effectively represent the client and advocate their needs.
  • Conducted intakes and interviews for new clients in areas of family law including divorce, child custody and adoption.
  • Interviewed new clients, performed analysis on options available to them based on their financial criteria and case information.
  • Gathered necessary medical records for new clients, while preparing and documenting case activity of approximately 100 active cases.
  • Draft representation agreements for execution by new clients and have signed in office or provide by mail or email.
  • Fill out Client Questionnaires, Vendor Profiles and forwarded necessary information needed to acquire and prosper with new Clients.

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19. Medical Malpractice

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Here's how Medical Malpractice is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Managed all North Carolina plaintiff medical malpractice cases with responsibilities including drafting/filing complaints, interrogatories, depositions, and trial preparation.
  • Perform all aspects of paralegal responsibilities primarily in governmental entity defense, personal injury and medical malpractice areas of law.
  • Assisted with the review and organization of patient records for a lengthy medical malpractice case requiring the understanding of medical terminology
  • Perform legal secretarial/paralegal duties including Dictaphone transcription, preparation of pleadings for court - working mostly on medical malpractice files.
  • Assisted with municipal/employment law, construction law, medical malpractice defense, commercial litigation and insurance defense matters.
  • Prepared, propounded and responded to personal injury and medical malpractice litigation documentation, pleadings and discovery.
  • Participated in all pretrial and discovery phases of products liability, medical malpractice and chemical exposure cases.
  • Perform paralegal duties for an attorney specializing in personal injury, medical malpractice and litigation defense firm.
  • Practice dedicated to insurance defense related to medical malpractice, nursing home litigation and worker's compensation.
  • Provided administrative and field operation assistance to the attorney regarding personal injury and medical malpractice cases.
  • Maintain all medical malpractice/negligence related litigation files including the review and organization of all medical records.
  • Handled all aspects of litigation involving insurance defense of medical malpractice actions including trial preparation.
  • Collected and prepared documentation for medical malpractice and personal injury cases to settle or negotiate settlements
  • Develop cases on potential medical malpractice lawsuits against physicians and/or employees, recommended settlement offers.
  • Worked on cases involving Medical Malpractice, Medical Negligence, Commercial Litigation and Civil Litigation.
  • Performed document review, organization and conducted legal research for medical malpractice defense litigation.
  • Review, investigate and resolve personal injury, medical malpractice and general liability claims.
  • Assisted attorneys in all aspects of medical malpractice, insurance liability and personal injury.
  • Specialized in defense medical malpractice cases, architectural and engineering, negligence and auto.
  • Provided paralegal support in high volume pharmaceutical and medical malpractice litigation law firm.

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20. Attorney Calendar

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Here's how Attorney Calendar is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Managed attorney calendars and administrative/secretarial duties.
  • Maintained attorney calendars, docket calendars and transcribed legal documents using a Dictaphone.
  • Managed overall office functions, including answering phones and managing attorney calendar.
  • Maintain attorney calendars and master litigation calendar with all trial related deadlines.
  • Reviewed and finalized discovery, maintained attorney calendar, and assisted clients.
  • Managed and updated attorney calendars scheduling phone interviews between client and attorney.
  • Experience in maintain multiple attorney calendars with scheduling appointments and docketing.
  • Coordinated court calendar management, witness request and attorney calendar management.
  • Managed Attorney calendar, performed deposition abstractions, processed invoices.
  • Coordinated and maintained attorney calendar that reduced court appearance conflict.
  • Maintained attorney calendars, coordinated meetings and court appointments.
  • Maintain attorney calendar with appointments and for scheduling accuracy.
  • Maintained attorney calendar and scheduled court appearances and meetings.
  • Maintained several attorney calendars & schedules for daily appointments.
  • Managed attorney calendar, judicial calendar and master calendar.
  • Manage attorney calendaring/scheduling and travel & expense reports.
  • Maintained attorney calendar and calendar of litigation deadlines.
  • Maintained attorney calendars regarding filing and service deadlines.
  • Manage attorney calendar including all appointments and travel.
  • Organize daily attorney calendar and utilize calendaring software.

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21. Lexis

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Here's how Lexis is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Researched and located defendants utilizing LexisNexis and various public records searches.
  • Update library publications and managed and supervised training in LexisNexis.
  • Perform legal research using LexisNexis and transcribe dictation.
  • Assisted attorneys with legal research utilizing Lexis program.
  • File electronically pleadings through Lexis/Nexis and Pacer.
  • Conducted research for attorneys utilizing Lexis Nexis.
  • Conducted legal research via Lexis Nexis application.
  • Performed computerized legal research utilizing Lexis/Nexis.
  • Conduct legal research utilizing Lexis-Nexis.
  • Conducted various document searches and factual research through Courthouse Direct, Pacer, Lexis Nexis, Public Data & County clerk.
  • Prepared estate plans, created business entities, assisted with real property transfers, researched legal issues using LexisNexis and WestLaw.
  • Perform research in primary and secondary legal resources, online and law library, use of FindLaw, WestLaw and LexisNexis.
  • Worked with Word, Word Perfect, Excel, Access, Outlook, Lexis Nexis, WestLaw and internal databases.
  • Identify relevant judicial decisions, statutes, legal articles, codes and other pertinent material using Lexis-Nexis and Pacer databases.
  • Assisted with legal research via Lexis/Nexis, West Law, court docketing systems and legal journals pertaining to litigation filings.
  • Performed review of real estate records, mortgage contracts, titles, deeds and articles using WestLaw and LexisNexis.
  • Utilized electronic legal databases such as Lexis Nexis and Pacer while conducting research within the law office library.
  • Conducted research of online public records information databases (i.e Lexis/Nexis, nationwide state websites, etc.)
  • Drafted case analysis and performed legal research by using Lexis/Nexis and West Law programs and prepared memorandums.
  • Perform legal research on case law, statutes, opinions, and legal articles utilizing Lexis.

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22. Estate Planning

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Here's how Estate Planning is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Provided paralegal support in the drafting of confidential legal documentation for complex Dynasty Estate Planning and asset protection.
  • Provide secretarial and paraprofessional support to solo practitioner specializing in real estate and estate planning.
  • Produce final Estate Planning Portfolio documents and draft required ancillary documents as requested.
  • Draft correspondence and legal documents relating to estate planning and probate administration.
  • Assembled foundation for estate planning attorney to collaborate additional legal information.
  • Witnessed signing of estate planning documents and notarized documents as needed.
  • Reviewed current estate planning documents to ascertain provisions and/or necessary updating.
  • Prepared estate planning documents and petitions relating to probate matters.
  • Assisted attorneys with drafting and executing estate planning documents.
  • Prepared and supervised the execution of estate planning documents.
  • Conducted client meetings to review preliminary estate planning documents.
  • Prepared and finalized estate planning and litigation documents.
  • Prepared and revised estate planning and corporate documents.
  • Prepared estate planning documents and drafted related correspondence.
  • Developed template documents with special estate planning language.
  • Prepared Medicaid applications and estate planning documents.
  • Prepared and filed all probate/estate planning documents.
  • Created estate planning documents along with execution.
  • Prepared estate planning documents as required.
  • Assist in estate planning/probate administration files.

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23. Document Production

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Here's how Document Production is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Prepared and filed new domestic patent applications Researched laws and statutes Document production Tracked time sensitive events by use of a calendar
  • Track document production, communication efforts and subpoenas with case-specific resources; work to obtain responses and receipt of necessary information.
  • Coordinated document production and fathered fact information in response to state Department of Insurance market conduct exams and agent investigations.
  • Performed redaction and coding of privileged documents within a patent infringement case with the use of Relativity document production software.
  • Traveled to meet with clients to facilitate document reviews in preparation for upcoming document production and prepared privilege log.
  • Organize documents and coordinate document productions to include review, redaction, indexing of documents and electronic productions.
  • Compiled documents responsive to discovery requests, attends document productions, and documents to comply with administrative orders.
  • Managed discovery process, including document production, reviewed documents for privileged information and maintained Privileged Log.
  • Coordinated, organized and managed document productions, maintained document control and enforced provisions of Protective Orders.
  • Supervised document production with project assistants, Worked with senior paralegal and attorneys in preparation for trials.
  • Summarized depositions and interrogatories, coordinated document productions and participated in other aspects of pretrial preparation.
  • Document Production Management, including obtained and reviewed Client Documents, organized and coordinated productions.
  • Trademark and Intellectual Property Law - Managed high volume document productions involving coding and imaging.
  • Organized, analyzed, and maintained clients' discovery documentation and document production using Summation.
  • Coordinate equipment and technical arrangements for off-site trial locations, coordinate and supervise document productions.
  • Participated in document production and discovery, and maintained case documents in complex litigation.
  • Organized documents for discovery, and participated in extensive document production for major litigation.
  • Prepared and conducted witness interviews; organized and prepared trial notebooks including document productions.
  • Provided legal administrative and document production support for Intellectual Property attorneys engaged in litigation.
  • Review, prepare/produce and maintain large document productions both electronically and hard copy.

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24. Plaintiff

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Here's how Plaintiff is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Support a team of litigation attorneys and the Senior Operations Manager representing plaintiffs in Massachusetts' foreclosure and bankruptcy matters.
  • Reviewed and organized voluminous construction documents involving asbestos litigation between Orleans Parish School Board (plaintiff) and numerous defendants.
  • Supported a wide variety of administrative law activities mainly personal injury, social security and plaintiff workers' compensation.
  • Drafted subpoenas, maintained client files and reviewed financial documents during discovery phase of plaintiff's security litigation.
  • Ordered, reviewed and summarized medical and personnel records and depositions of plaintiffs in cases involving asbestos exposure.
  • Manage extensive databases of these plaintiffs with accurate, up-to-date information accessed by attorneys and other paralegals.
  • Provided plaintiff and defense administrative support for all legal documents including pleadings, motions and discovery.
  • Review and outline both plaintiff and witness testimonies, identifying critical information pertaining to case management.
  • Self-employed Paralegal and Marketing Services providing services primarily in the plaintiffs' personal injury area.
  • Prepared plaintiff and defense litigation for construction and home-improvement businesses and individuals, including landlord-tenant relations
  • Served as Paralegal for attorneys in plaintiff personal injury and defense medical malpractice.
  • Supervised the plaintiff's Litigation Department and coordinated all ongoing trial preparation efforts.
  • Prepared settlement packages and answers to interrogatories for plaintiff personal injury firm.
  • Performed all aspects of litigation paralegal responsibilities in personal injury plaintiff firm.
  • Provided administrative support for firm specializing in plaintiff personal injury cases.
  • Completed written discovery for defendants and prepare written discovery to plaintiffs.
  • Prepare Correspondence in regard to Discovery Demands between plaintiffs and defendants.
  • Summarized plaintiff and expert deposition transcripts and plaintiff medical records.
  • Attended plaintiff medical evaluation meetings and summarized proceedings for counsel.
  • Work independently to assist attorneys in plaintiff personal injury cases.

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25. Client Contact

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Here's how Client Contact is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Draft Discovery for attorney review Collect documents for discovery for attorney review Client contact on upcoming events in case
  • Performed extensive client contact, including maintaining complex files both manually and electronically while tracking/recording all billable hours.
  • Handled approximately 500 cases simultaneously; maintained heavy client contact to acquire documents and information.
  • Requested and reviewed medical records, extensive client contact for preparation of discovery responses.
  • Facilitated extensive client interaction via written correspondence, telephone conferences and direct client contact.
  • Maintained regular client contact, including assigning and following through with investigation.
  • Generated potential business leads and fielded client contacts for solo practitioner.
  • Maintained client contact and coordinated expert witness opinions and testimony.
  • Performed initial client interviews and maintained client contact throughout litigation.
  • Perform personal injury paralegal duties including extensive client contact.
  • Direct client contact, aggregation of client assets/liabilities information and preparation of filings in Chapter 7 & Chapter 13 bankruptcy practice.
  • Maintain accurate and concise records for 150 + clients including monthly client contact and medical development of the claimants' case.
  • Entrusted to be involved with files beyond normal Paralegal duties, including drafting pleadings and participation with witness and client contact.
  • Prepared Family Court, Criminal Court and Civil Court filings, Extensive client contact, research and trial preparation for attorney.
  • Managed large Workers' Compensation and Third Party case load from beginning to end with minimal supervision and extensive client contact.
  • Key Contributions: Managed electronic case filings, calendars, research, client contacts, and trial and mediation preparation.
  • Full litigation duties, including drafting of pleadings, correspondence, trial prep, heavy client contact, billable hours.
  • Served as primary client contact for foreclosure, but assisted clients with post-sale, eviction, bankruptcy, and litigation.
  • Support solo practitioner in busy matrimonial practice including heavy client contact in an effort to move cases forward toward resolution.
  • Direct client contact including new case intakes, meetings with clients to discuss information necessary to respond to discovery demands.

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26. Social Security

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Here's how Social Security is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Prepared all legal documentation and correspondence for Social Security cases, worker's compensation claims and personal injury negotiations and litigation.
  • Worked full-time as a paralegal responsible for 150 claims for Social Security Disability benefits from Massachusetts, West Virginia and Mississippi.
  • Prepared request for Social Security disability, request for reconsideration, and request for hearings before Administrative Law Judge.
  • Evaluated new claims to determine whether a worker was entitled to Workers' Compensation and Social Security disability benefits.
  • Process, review and integrate discovery materials including medical, employment and social security records for multiple litigation matters.
  • Obtain essential information from clients to efficiently prepare files for attorneys to present at social security disability hearings.
  • Reviewed Social Security Disability files in preparation for hearings and prepared notes to attorney with analysis of case
  • Assist representatives with appeals process and document filings according to established deadlines by the Social Security Administration.
  • Provided Paralegal functions in Criminal, Civil, Employment, Social Security Disability and Personal Injury matters.
  • Performed legal research and prepared memorandums with an emphasis on foreclosure defense and Social Security disability.
  • Conducted extensive research and interviews to determine client's disability under Social Security's impairment listings.
  • Provided administrative support for attorney specializing in workers' compensation, personal injury and social security.
  • Prepare work history/ functions report, and other relevant documents needed for social security disability clients.
  • Completed necessary paperwork to file petitions with social security to assist clients in obtaining their benefits.
  • Prepared files for Social Security Disability hearings for attorney to present to Administrative Law Judge.
  • Reviewed medical records, social security records and reported relevant findings to supervising attorneys.
  • Handled initial interview with potential clients, prepared appeal documents related to social security.
  • Engaged in the capacity of a Social Security Paralegal with multiple capabilities and responsibilities.
  • Conducted legal research in employment discrimination, Social Security disability and pension disability cases.
  • Prepared and maintained divorce, social security, personal injury and federal case documentation.

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27. Insurance Defense

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Here's how Insurance Defense is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Managed case activities in the areas of insurance defense litigation and commercial litigation, including document management and monitoring court deadlines.
  • Supported litigation cases for an in-house counsel firm providing insurance defense for auto accidents in bodily injury and property damage lawsuits.
  • Performed all aspects of case management from inception of case through trial preparation for insurance defense of municipalities and commercial litigation.
  • Experience in insurance defense litigation, worker's compensation litigation, corporate defense litigation, and other civil litigation.
  • Corresponded with insurance defense firms representing athletic leagues as well as courts, medical institutions and athletic organizations.
  • Assisted attorneys handling insurance defense matters including toxic tort, construction, personal injury and commercial transportation.
  • Developed vital expertise in Insurance Defense relating to product liability claims of personal injury and wrongful death.
  • Solely-maintained all expert witness files for insurance defense cases; developed more efficient and time-saving filing system.
  • Assisted partner with insurance defense litigation; organized and coordinated voluminous documents in fraud/insurance defense class actions.
  • Provide clerical and administrative support to attorneys in extremely fast paced, high-volume insurance defense firm.
  • Provided administrative/secretarial, paralegal support for eleven (11) attorneys practicing in Insurance Defense.
  • Provided support to insurance defense specializing in personal injury, product liability and construction defect.
  • Employed in insurance defense firm specializing in complex construction defects litigation and personal injury litigation.
  • Reported directly to three partners for various litigation responsibility in personal injury, insurance defense.
  • Assisted in establishing new office for insurance defense attorney specializing in insurance and medical fraud.
  • Complete case management for insurance defense matters pertaining to construction defect and personal injury.
  • Summarized depositions, assisted with discovery and managed large volume of insurance defense files.
  • Sole paralegal to managing partners of a civil litigation firm specializing in insurance defense.
  • Provided administrative support for numerous insurance defense files (Hurricane Katrina insurance claims).
  • Specialized in insurance defense for construction defect, personal injury and premises liability matters.

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28. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Rendered administrative assistance, including preparation of appointment schedules, phone calls and reception, and overall maintenance of executive calendars.
  • Help prepare legal documents and performed administration work such as accepting incoming phone calls and serving subpoenas
  • Answered phone calls and interviewed/consulted with clients to determine eligibility for legal assistance.
  • General Office Responsibilities: Answering/Returning Phone Calls Maintaining Calendars Client Meetings File Maintenance
  • Covered reception desk assist student customers and service incoming telephone calls.
  • Received and screened phone calls, visitors and facilitated requested information.
  • Communicated with case participants with written communication or telephone calls.
  • File documents/correspondence and answer incoming phone calls.
  • Screened/directed telephone calls and coordinated meetings/conference calls.
  • Handled all the day-to-day office operations including emails, phone calls, scheduling attorney appointments, letter writing and client billing.
  • Assist in basic office task such as faxing, coping, answering phone calls, scheduling appointments and mailing legal correspondences.
  • Contribute to the better management of incoming inquiry phone calls into the unit and assume ownership of all inquiry calls received.
  • Organized files, answered phone calls, scheduled appointments with clients, coordinated calendar dates to insure there were no conflicts.
  • Return up to 20 telephone calls every couple of hours from clients inquiring about the status of their bankruptcy case.
  • Answer phone calls, set up appointments, greet clients and respond to their emails under the attorney's supervision.
  • Communicated with clients via phone calls, email, and in office meetings, regarding the status of their case.
  • Front desk and secretarial duties including answering phone calls, processing mail and email, sending and processing incoming faxes.
  • Receive and screen phone calls, visitors, and incoming correspondence, documents and emails on behalf of the attorneys.
  • Type 55 wpm, answer phone calls and take detailed messages, maintain open case files and organize them.
  • Answered phone calls when secretary was unable to and set appointments for potential clients after providing an initial screening.

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29. Client Intake

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Here's how Client Intake is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Conducted detailed new client intakes over the phone and in person gathering necessary information regarding personal injury claims.
  • Initiated cases of personal injury litigation; conducted client intakes primarily for potential Spanish-speaking clients.
  • Conducted detailed client intakes and entered information into company database from inception through closing case.
  • Coordinate calendar regarding client intake, depositions, mediation and/or arbitration and discovery deadlines.
  • Processed family and employment based-immigration petitions, from client intake through to approval.
  • Conducted detailed client intakes, and communicated regularly with clients for status reports
  • Digested heavy volumes of new client intake information into medical litigation database.
  • Conducted client intakes and updated company databases with pertinent information.
  • Conducted client intake interaction and gathered information and documents.
  • Conducted client intake, discovery generation and disclosure documentation.
  • Conducted initial client intake to assess liability and potential income
  • Conducted initial client intake, evaluation and investigation.
  • Conducted detailed client intakes into company database.
  • Managed all administrative aspects of a criminal defense firm from client intakes, scheduled appointments and court appearances to financial management.
  • Manage client intake, organize electronic and hard copy case files pertaining to local, state, and federal court systems.
  • Interfaced with clients, did client intake, preparation of all matrimonial documents including motions, complaints and Stipulation of Settlements.
  • Conduct client intake interviews, review of medical records and draft summaries, prepare insurance settlement packages, in settling claims.
  • Aided attorney with the trial preparation of tort claims from client intake until the matters reached settlement, trial or arbitration.
  • Handled all phases of injury litigation from client intake to trial in a high volume, well-respected personal injury law firm.
  • Speak with clients to determine the issues of their case, conduct client intakes, conflict checks and schedule client appointments.

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30. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Collaborate with senior executives on proposals to restructure the current business model aiming to improve functionality and customer service.
  • Obtained acceptable payment arrangements and determined a plan for resolution while maintaining a customer service approach to collections.
  • Subpoenaed medical records and bills process which required customer service as well as collaboration with medical providers.
  • Provided professional and quality customer service both externally and internally, including verbally and in writing.
  • Provided customer service and status information for specific loans and specific borrowers to major financial institutions.
  • Provide administrative support including customer service, correspondence with clients and other general office duties.
  • Performed general office management responsibilities with respect to providing customer service and legal staff support.
  • Maintained debtor files and negotiated payment arrangements by utilizing customer service and conflict resolution skills.
  • Maintained Legal network database, providing customer service, and general administrative duties as requested.
  • Facilitated training for corporate leadership courses for general managers, improving company's customer service.
  • Worked with attorneys, paralegals/secretaries, providing case organization and complete customer service.
  • Focus on maintaining superior customer service while conducting ongoing effort to promote new business
  • Answered calls and delivered exceptional customer service to build customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Provided overall customer service to potential and existing clients and assisted lawyers.
  • Provided administrative services including appointment scheduling, payroll, and customer service.
  • Provided excellent customer service to internal/external real estate brokers and business managers.
  • Provided quality customer service to all individuals seeking assistance with medical claims.
  • Maintained excellent client satisfaction through superior communication and customer service skills.
  • Monitored the customer service responsibilities and remediation process the assigned accounts.
  • Helped increase corporate earnings through consistent customer service and increased efficiency.

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31. Internet

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Here's how Internet is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Conducted internet research and reviewed applicable business documents on applicant to adjudicate any suspected undiscovered problems with applicant's case.
  • Interacted with various vendors to ensure connectivity for all communications devices, including internet, computer and all telecommunication equipment.
  • Conducted in-depth asset information investigations utilizing tools such as internet databases, credit bureau reports, and DMV registration reports.
  • Employed internet and government tools to conduct investigations, saving substantial expenses by eliminating need to hire private investigators.
  • Enabled public companies to communicate directly with the investment community via the Internet by providing investment related information.
  • Conducted legal and internet research Reviewed and organized case files; Trial preparation including deposition summaries
  • Performed internet and law library research to obtain and gather project-relevant data and materials.
  • Provided intellectual property support through internet research, online trademark filing and monitoring.
  • Perform administrative functions associated with trademarks, including internet - related research.
  • Completed training on internet security and protection of personal identifying information.
  • Conducted field investigations, internet research and logged initial details.
  • Performed internet research / investigative work as directed by attorney.
  • Located many estranged relatives through internet research for probate distributions.
  • Performed investigations, internet-based research and memorandums for client files.
  • Monitored trademark infringement, counterfeiting, and internet piracy matters.
  • Performed internet based research to obtain and gather case-relevant material.
  • Performed research using internet and variety of agency-associated databases.
  • Utilize internet based software for E-Discovery, including Concordance.
  • Conduct medical and legal research using internet and LexisNexis.
  • Investigated information obtained via subpoena; internet research.

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32. Client Interviews

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Here's how Client Interviews is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Tracked court dates and deadlines Managed Legal Records Legal Research Prepared Legal documents Conducted client interviews Performed administrative duties as assigned
  • Prepared legal documents and general correspondence Billing Researched factual and legal issues Maintained files Client Interviews Reception Work Dictation
  • Facilitated client interviews, and coordinated communication between clients and assigned nurse and vocational case managers.
  • Conducted client interviews, assisted in initial application, request for reconsideration and hearing appeal process.
  • Performed translation of documents and provided interpretation services of attorney-client interviews and depositions.
  • Accomplished litigation paralegal experience and analyzing court rules and conducted client interviews.
  • Author independent work-related correspondence client interviews and maintain contact with clients.
  • Conducted potential client interviews and summarized medical records to evaluate liability.
  • Direct client contact including, conducting initial client interviews and communications.
  • Conducted client interviews to elicit necessary information for attorneys to review.
  • Conduct client interviews and review contract agreement documents for accuracy.
  • Created detailed spreadsheets analyzing losses and conducted basic client interviews.
  • Conduct client interviews to obtain information and responses to interrogatories.
  • Translated between Spanish and English in correspondence and attorney-client interviews.
  • Conducted client interviews and negotiated final orders with opposing attorneys.
  • Conducted client interviews for intake background and discovery information.
  • Conducted client interviews and assisted in client deposition preparation.
  • Helped facilitate client interviews, depositions and appearances.
  • Assisted with client interviews and provided electronic calendaring.
  • Conduct initial client interviews and gather required information.

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33. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Conducted client interviews & opened new claims*Prepared invoices & receipts*Contacted insurance companies to make agreements*Data entry & filing
  • Coordinate with inventors to obtain signatures for patent application filing documents Performs docketing data entry as needed.
  • Performed accurate and timely data entry into Human Resources information system.
  • Collected pertinent documentation for client data entry and petition preparation.
  • Completed legal documents and performed data entry.
  • Organized administrative functions and completed data entry.
  • Conducted data entry and performed administrative tasks.
  • Executed daily operations of data entry.
  • Performed data entry and maintained calendars.
  • Assist in data entry and prepare documents as requested including faxed, copied, scanned and filed documents* Assist in residential closings
  • Completed data entry, Constructed factual and legal research, Managed cases with typing records before filling, Drafted legal documents.
  • Performed privilege log checks for trial documents, as well as data mining, privacy searches, and spreadsheet data entry.
  • Processed mortgages: FHA, VA, Conventional mortgages, and Hud-1 mortgages, clerical, billing, data entry and more
  • Set up Access database that contains more than 100 fields and forms for data entry to track all ethics complaints.
  • Maintained office paperwork and data entry processes such as reviewing transcript reports, sending letters to clients, and filing.
  • File documents/pleadings with court clerk, data entry, review of docket, research and scheduling/calendar and reviewing Judge Procedures.
  • Interviewed clients, data entry, and referrals to other government and non profit organization for clients and their families.
  • Assist Firm with billing, scheduling, process service, and data entry in Clio and other assigned tasks.
  • Formulated and monitored internal case databases, performed data entry, and organized the data in to the databases.
  • Maintained, updated, organized and traced all legal files and legal databases and performed data entry as required.

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34. Due Diligence

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Here's how Due Diligence is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Administered domestic and international TM preparation, prosecution and maintenance and due diligence in connection with corporate acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Managed the central repository for corporate-wide Compliance, Due Diligence and Code of Conduct requirements for Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption compliance.
  • Supported client relationship managers by ensuring completeness of due diligence files for compliance with legal requirements for cash management documentation.
  • Reviewed discovery and subpoena responses, analyzed information, completed due diligence research and summarized findings for attorney review.
  • Gathered documents for corporate merger and acquisition transactions using IntraLinks online document sharing database from due diligence to closing.
  • Provided paralegal and other support to the in-house counsel in transaction management, due diligence and document/contract management.
  • Performed due diligence reviews of documentation used by asset managers and collectors for debt collection and/or liquidation.
  • Assisted attorneys on due diligence projects related to acquisitions and divestitures and in preparing consent/co-existence agreements.
  • Monitored litigation matters and assisted with various discovery and due diligence requests and other inquiries.
  • Prepared residential real estate loan documents, including Settlement Statements and due diligence documents.
  • Conducted due diligence, Know-Your-Customer, and assisted corporate compliance requests for international transactions.
  • Handle the due diligence process regarding intellectual property assets of business divestitures and acquisitions.
  • Assisted in gathering and reviewing due diligence documents for acquisitions, divestitures and litigation.
  • Conducted corporate due diligence research on target companies regarding regulatory and corporate review.
  • Prepared due diligence files in connection with acquisition/disposition process, including maintaining checklists.
  • Managed due diligence process related to acquisitions collaborating directly with outside counsel.
  • Assisted Financial Corporate Counsel with preparation of due diligence report for underwriter.
  • Participated in several due diligence procedures regarding significant mergers and acquisitions.
  • Performed due diligence activities related to telecommunications related real estate transactions.
  • Cooperated with outside attorneys and prepared for due diligence investigation.

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35. Document Review

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Here's how Document Review is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Coordinated deposition scheduling, scheduling and monitoring document reviews for or with opposing counsel, and written and verbal client notifications.
  • Performed accurate and efficient document review over several months in preparation for an appeal related to a federal capital murder case.
  • Conducted factual investigations, including document reviews, witness interviews, and facility inspections to identify key witnesses and documents.
  • Provided redaction services for document review project and performed quality control tasks to ensure accuracy and relevance of selected documents
  • Coded electronic documents and categorized hard copy documents in accordance with case priorities, using document review platforms.
  • Managed attorneys and paralegals on document review projects on a variety of matters including insurance and construction litigation.
  • Conducted legal research, filing, document review and analysis, document coding/data entry and digested depositions.
  • Participated in document reviews to determine documents needed in support of claims and removed privileged documents.
  • Participated in drafting correspondence, document review, deposition preparation, and other critical case activities.
  • Assisted in discovery and document review process for corporate litigation cases and prepared for depositions.
  • Assisted the technical support staff with the preparation and organization of electronic document review databases.
  • Trained incoming paralegal; improved performance of new and temporary paralegals in document review.
  • Provided contractual paralegal services for immigration attorney including client intake, and document review.
  • Prepared exhibits and case information for depositions, and conducted off-site substantive document reviews.
  • Train and manage team for intensive document review project within industry specific e-discovery database.
  • Conducted extensive document reviews of administration records and updated documents on a monthly basis.
  • Implemented a new electronic document management system, which increased efficiency of document review.
  • Supported attorney/clients in deposition preparation, trial preparation, document reviews and e-discovery processes.
  • Assisted with litigation preparation consisting of data-entry, document organization, and document review
  • Assisted attorneys in trial preparation and document review for pharmaceutical mass tort litigation.

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36. Litigation Support

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Here's how Litigation Support is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Provided litigation support by assisting in case investigations, including gathering of underwriting, claim and agency information and subpoena responses.
  • Provided litigation support in a variety of cases including medical malpractice, products liability, labor and employment and commercial litigation.
  • Provided litigation support, including preparing and processing legal documents such as pleadings, civil discovery, exhibits and correspondence.
  • Provided litigation support for separate actions related to academic/research misconduct; backdating of stock options and inter-company business systems operations.
  • Provided litigation support in areas such as labor and employment, government investigation, complex litigation, and internal investigations.
  • Provided litigation support for various attorneys during trial procedures ensuring accurate and effective assistance resulting in numerous successful verdicts.
  • Provided litigation support on a temporary basis for plaintiff's attorneys a massive and complicated shareholders' derivative lawsuit.
  • Consulted in-house litigation support staff or outside sources to develop document databases for relevant case documents from document production.
  • Provided litigation support focusing on immigration law, participated in the preparation of memorandums, motions and affidavits.
  • Provided general litigation support and services to supervising attorney, along with Federal e-filing and Lexis Nexis support.
  • Performed litigation support for both Commercial and Government contracts, which required confidential nondisclosure agreements and security clearance.
  • Provided litigation support to defense attorneys with respect to medical malpractice, personal injury and product liability claims.
  • Delivered other litigation support duties by the creation of a database that generated spreadsheets for administrative reporting purposes.
  • Provide reliable and detailed litigation support to attorneys specializing in insurance defense, labor law and workers compensation.
  • Provided litigation support for preparation of adoption proceedings, interview and collect information on clients with supporting documentation.
  • Provide exceptional litigation support by assisting with case investigations, including gathering of information and subpoena responses.
  • Provide administrative assistance and litigation support, preparing pleadings, motions, correspondence, ordinances and resolutions.
  • Provide litigation support including preparation of Article 78 petition, preparing motion documents and affidavits of service.
  • Provide litigation support to partners by preparing legal documents pertaining to mortgage foreclosure defense and appeal process.
  • Worked in coordination with attorneys to provide comprehensive litigation support which was used to make substantial decisions.

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37. Notary

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Here's how Notary is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Participated criminal trials, foreign claims operations, legal assistance/notary, administrative separations, and non-judicial punishment proceedings.
  • Served as the commands Notary Public notarizing hundreds of legal documents for active duty military and civilian dependents.
  • Witnessed and acknowledged signing of legal documents and Affidavits as appointed Notary Public.
  • Coordinated legalization of documents for foreign subsidiaries according to the notary law.
  • Earned Florida certification for Notary Public and Special Process Server.
  • Provided notary services to all qualified personnel.
  • Obtained State of California Notary Commission.
  • Provided Notary Public and translation services.
  • Performed Notary Public duties when requested
  • Provided notary services company wide.
  • Drafted wills, advance medical directives, and powers of attorney for 535 clients; provided notary or witness for same.
  • Serve as a Notary Public and witness for client s signing estate planning documents and explanation of documents with attorney assistance.
  • Functioned as a notary, government travel card monitor, interim crime prevention point of contact and operation security manager.
  • Helped to Manage Office, ordered supplies, interviewed prospective employees Quick Books Notary Public Data entry and 10 key.
  • Serve as a Notary Public and prepare and submit documents such as Last WillTestaments, Quit Claim and Warranty deeds.
  • Assisted with due diligence in connection with corporate transactions in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and acted as Notary Public.
  • Specialized skills: Accounting 10 touch key Data Entry Data Base Management Paralegal Studies WordPerfect Word Excel Power Point Notary Public
  • Send documents to Superior Courts Recording office, notary services, process server for clients to be served for guardianship.
  • Provided customer service to more than 300 clients performing will executions, notary services, and powers of attorney.
  • Assisted attorney in Performed Notary Acts for legal documents, provided translation services as needed for and organized information.

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38. Expert Witnesses

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Here's how Expert Witnesses is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Maintained and organized expert witness library, conducted research of oppositions' expert witnesses, and accurate preparation of deposition summaries.
  • Maintained case files and documentation regarding all aspects of litigation including discovery, expert witnesses, expert discovery and associated correspondence.
  • Prepared notebooks on various reference topics, including expert witnesses, medical articles, client-specific information and frequently used documents.
  • Retained expert witnesses, prepared Complaints, outgoing discovery requests, completed incoming discovery responses.
  • Communicated with expert witnesses to ensure required items and updated information has been provided.
  • Attended and assisted with trial proceedings including organization of expert witnesses and demonstrative evidence.
  • Demonstrated effective strategies in preparing cases for trial and collaborated with medical expert witnesses.
  • Identified and procured relevant expert witnesses through evaluation of discovery responses and deposition testimony.
  • Prepared expert witnesses' depositions, summarized depositions, and drafted legal memorandum.
  • Obtained and gathered information for attorneys regarding expert witnesses testifying at trials.
  • Disseminated critical documents to expert witnesses and assessed their opinions.
  • Recommended expert witnesses, prepared medical records summaries and chronologies.
  • Obtained expert witnesses and gathered evidence documents via subpoenas.
  • Performed factual investigations including interviewing lay and expert witnesses.
  • Performed investigative research on defendant s expert witnesses.
  • Discussed with expert witnesses regarding expert opinions.
  • Located expert witnesses and scheduled depositions.
  • Obtained testimonial history on expert witnesses.
  • Performed investigations of expert witnesses.
  • Evaluate qualifications of expert witnesses.

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39. Providers

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Here's how Providers is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Compose formal written replies and compile related documentation in response to inquiries from state representatives, subscribers and providers concerning litigation.
  • Lead Paralegal in drafting proposed legislation regarding patient confidentiality among providers and staff in regard to abortion and prenatal care.
  • Race discrimination lawsuit involving shuttle service providers at Portland International Airport; interviewed potential witnesses, reviewed documents
  • Worked closely with medical providers to secure medical documentation and/or consultative examinations and indexed medical records.
  • Requested medical reports and billing from medical providers and forwarded information to insurance companies as needed.
  • Classified fraudulent misconduct between brokers and providers, in violation of Federal regulations and securities laws.
  • Maintained and completed applications for Physicians and other providers for Professional Liability insurance and slot policies.
  • Prepared demand packages for insurers and effectively negotiated medical liens with providers for equitable settlement.
  • Audited medical records received from medical providers to establish important information is accurate and complete.
  • Negotiated reductions from medical providers and sending out of correspondence for verification of same.
  • Coordinated case management with numerous state/federal agencies, medical providers, and private institutions.
  • Assembled and analyzed records from medical providers and prepared demand letters to insurance companies.
  • Negotiated with adjusters, prepared counter-demands, prepared reduction requests for medical providers.
  • Resolved disputes with medical providers and insurances on medical payments and remaining balances.
  • Communicated and negotiated regularly with private and state health care and insurance providers.
  • Review No-Fault/Medical Litigation case files and obtain supportive documentation from insurers and providers.
  • Interacted with medical providers to retrieve outstanding medical bills and medical records.
  • Drafted requests for records and coordinated follow-up contact with providers/organizations regarding delivery.
  • Communicated with clients, medical providers and opposing counsel to obtain documentation.
  • Transmitted medical record requests, and authorizations to claimant's treating physicians/providers.

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40. Pleadings

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Here's how Pleadings is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Requested to perform duties outside of position responsibilities, including filing pleadings in court and delivering settlement documents.
  • Developed procedures which effectively automated many court pleadings and legal forms thereby maximizing office efficiency.
  • Drafted and edited pleadings and discovery in general civil litigation matters.
  • Prepared pleadings, motions, financial affidavits, discovery documentation.
  • Drafted personal injury defense pleadings and correspondence letters.
  • Prepared, filed and served various pleadings electronically.
  • Draft personal injury Civil Litigation Pleadings.
  • Drafted pleadings and discovery documents.
  • Prepare pleadings and discovery documents.
  • Drafted detailed pleadings, obtained affidavits, organized and tracked case documents and ensured results were easily accessible to the attorney.
  • Assisted a team of three plaintiff construction defect attorneys with generating and filing of pleadings, motions and various court documents.
  • Drafted trial briefs, pleadings, motions, notices, declarations, wills, contracts, and real estate closing documents.
  • Draft pleadings; interpret deeds; locate Defendants; prepare service documents; prepare Judgments; receive money payments from taxpayers.
  • Prepared Subpoenas, Trial Authorizations, Notice of intents, 3101D s, Marked Pleadings, Verdict Sheets and Jury Charges.
  • Research and analyze statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, and legal codes to prepare briefs and pleadings.
  • Draft pleadings, motions both discovery and substantive, draft discovery to parties and respond to discovery demands on client.
  • Prepared orders for all pleadings, circulated orders to the parties, and submitted orders to the court for entry.
  • Transcribe and prepare all documents including motions, briefs, pleadings, correspondence, deposition documents, and trial/hearing exhibits.
  • Drafted pleadings for attorney review and execution to be sent in accordance with South Carolina law to all necessary parties.
  • Prepared notices, pleadings, and correspondence to distribute to the court system, clients, opposing attorneys and experts.

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41. Client Meetings

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Here's how Client Meetings is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Research and comprehend complex medical records/terminology, client meetings to assess how injury has impacted life/work and write demand letter narratives.
  • Facilitated and actively participated in various firm and client meetings, association elections, and other association voting matters.
  • Presided over case-related and also general business related information including legal research, client meetings and database management.
  • Assisted attorney-client meetings as interpreter in detainment facilities to provide legal advice on all aspects of representation.
  • Maintained scheduling for client meetings as well as witness interviews and associated contact information and correspondence.
  • Facilitated initial client meetings to gather relevant case details for each foreclosure complaint received.
  • Coordinated client meetings and facilitated administrative activities such as notarization and witnesses.
  • Coordinated office functions, including calendar management, and client meetings/conferences.
  • Assisted attorneys with interviewing and note-taking during depositions and client meetings.
  • Interpreted legal documents and attorney/client meetings for native Spanish speakers.
  • Translate languages at attorney-client meetings, consultations and preliminary hearings.
  • Prepare attorney for upcoming Court appointments/Client meetings.
  • Reserved conference room for attorney-client meetings.
  • Coordinated attorney scheduling and client meetings.
  • Docket all firm items and prepare working files for trials, client meetings, depositions and any other firm related event.
  • Maintained attorney's calendar, including but not limited to scheduling and coordinating client meetings, court appearances, and depositions.
  • Drafted and filed bankruptcy schedules and petitions, as well as new and current client meetings for criminal and civil department.
  • Arranged, organized and reviewed office calendar with precision information on client meetings, upcoming court cases, and pleading deadlines.
  • Coordinated office functions, including calendar management, client meetings, and managing conference calls with attorneys and the Court.
  • Scheduled and attended client meetings as required to develop defenses, respond to discovery and prepare for depositions and trial.

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42. Settlement Agreements

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Here's how Settlement Agreements is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Drafted legal documents including complaints, answers, interrogatories, preliminary injunctions, marital settlement agreements, and child custody agreements.
  • Prepared various legal documents including subpoenas, interrogatories and settlement agreements for caseload of approximately 20 active workers' compensation cases.
  • Gathered and organized information needed for settlement; prepared settlement statement, drafted settlement agreements and releases.
  • General and operation contract preparation, settlement agreements, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, employment contracts.
  • Negotiated temporary and permanent settlement agreements with opposing party/counsel as directed by clients and firm attorneys.
  • Coordinate and negotiate stipulations and settlement agreements with opposing counsel and/or insurance legal compliance officers.
  • Assisted with drafting various agreements including retainer agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and settlement agreements.
  • Directed team of paralegals that negotiated real estate settlement agreements for a national attorney network.
  • Prepared trademark agreements, co-existence agreements and settlement agreements under the direction of an attorney.
  • Drafted family pleadings with supervision (marital settlement agreements and parenting agreements).
  • Negotiated with attorney oversight for loan modification and/or settlement agreements with various banks.
  • Conducted involved legal research, drafted legal documents, and negotiated settlement agreements.
  • Prepared Summary Judgment documentation and Settlement Agreements for personal injury and probate cases.
  • Composed medical chronologies, summations of depositions, reports, and settlement agreements/clinchers.
  • Draft position statements, settlement agreements, discovery responses and other legal correspondence.
  • Draft Settlement Agreements, negotiated resolutions to municipal violations for Starbucks store managers.
  • Interpreted settlement agreements and implemented processes to carry out filing procedures efficiently.
  • Negotiated and prepared stipulated judgments, settlement agreements, and promissory notes.
  • Assist with document production including demand letters, discovery and settlement agreements.
  • Prepared files for depositions, implemented settlement agreements and assisted trial preparations.

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43. Deposition Summaries

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Here's how Deposition Summaries is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Attended and assisted in trial, including an intellectual property case * Prepared deposition summaries * Researched corporate histories and located individuals
  • Prepared all medical chronologies, deposition summaries, obtained and organized medical records and participation in-group discussions of case management.
  • Assist various Litigation Departments preparing/maintaining deposition summaries, document and communications logs/summaries, enter client information into litigation database.
  • Review, prepare and organize discovery in ongoing litigation and prepare deposition summaries to assist attorneys in trial preparation.
  • Researched, analyzed and categorized documents for litigation; Compiled facts for deposition preparation; prepared deposition summaries.
  • Drafted legal documents including general correspondence, pleadings, interrogatories, deposition summaries, subpoenas and affidavits.
  • Review of deposition testimony, preparation of deposition summaries, and attended depositions and arbitration hearings.
  • Conduct bates-stamping, redaction, and indexing of documents and draft deposition summaries and deposition designations.
  • Prepared deposition summaries; compiled and evaluated expert witness reports and prepared trial exhibits.
  • Prepared detailed subpoena requests, deposition summaries and detailed deposition notices for foreclosure litigation.
  • Scheduled all necessary party and witness depositions and prepared deposition summaries as necessary.
  • Prepared medical chronologies, deposition summaries, and other case organization documents.
  • Maintained high density files and records Drafted medical chronologies Drafted deposition summaries
  • Prepare line/page and topical deposition summaries and annotate into deposition database.
  • Performed legal research, drafted documents and prepared deposition summaries.
  • Prepared deposition summaries of all parties and coordinated witness testimony.
  • Analyzed medical, employment and miscellaneous records including deposition summaries.
  • Compiled mediation brochures, position statements and deposition summaries.
  • Transcribed dictation of several deposition summaries and legal correspondence.
  • Prepare medical summaries, deposition summaries and discovery responses.

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44. Insurance Adjusters

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Here's how Insurance Adjusters is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Coordinate with insurance adjusters, leasing team and property managers to ensure tenant and vendor certificates of insurance meet contractual requirements.
  • Communicated with and prepared correspondence to insurance adjusters to ensure first party benefits for clients injured in auto accidents.
  • Coordinated information and communications among client/employer, physician, insurance adjusters, rehabilitation specialists and expert witnesses.
  • Examine claims investigated by insurance adjusters, further investigating questionable claims to determine whether to authorize payments.
  • Conduct initial interview and follow-up communication with clients, insurance adjusters, and medical providers.
  • Managed non-litigation personal injury cases from intake to settlement, including negotiation with insurance adjusters.
  • Assisted primary counsel with MVA intakes, conduct eligibility and substantive correspondence with insurance adjusters.
  • Negotiated settlement terms with insurance adjusters with client approval and based on attorney established guidelines.
  • Requested, organized, summarized and produced discovery to insurance adjusters and opposing counsel.
  • Prepared demand packages and worked with insurance adjusters and opposing counsel in negotiating settlements.
  • Experienced in requesting medical information, preparing court documents and dealing with insurance adjusters.
  • Communicated with insurance adjusters daily to ensure reserves are communicated correctly and documented.
  • Negotiated and corresponded with insurance adjusters for personal injury cases to reach settlement.
  • Prepared frequent correspondence with insurance adjusters and judges utilizing Dictaphone and/or researched documents.
  • Maintained correspondence with insurance adjusters and attorneys as well as preparing demand packages.
  • Prepared communication documents to clients, insurance adjusters, and medical providers.
  • Utilized effective communication skills with other attorneys, doctors and insurance adjusters.
  • Drafted case-related correspondence to medical providers, opposing counsel and insurance adjusters.
  • Negotiate settlements with insurance adjusters/respondent's attorneys on all pip arbitration matters.
  • Negotiated settlements with insurance adjusters and assisted in preparing for depositions/trials.

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45. Document Preparation

low Demand
Here's how Document Preparation is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Performed medical records chronologies and summaries, assist staff counsel in all aspects of litigation including factual investigation and document preparation
  • Assisted staff counsel in all aspects of litigation management including factual investigation, document preparation, and support.
  • Assisted inmates with legal documents related to their incarceration including teaching mini-seminars on legal writing and document preparation.
  • Conducted extensive legal research, document preparation and filing for varying civil, criminal and administrative matters.
  • Coordinated commercial and residential real estate transactions including lender interface, document review and closing document preparation.
  • Drafted summons, complaints, answers using semi-automated document preparation software and arranged for plaintiff verification.
  • Consulted with loan officers and directed document preparation personnel to ensure the accurate accounting of assets.
  • Document preparation for family law matters including divorce, separation, child custody/visitation and child support.
  • Provide professional, contracted legal document preparation and administrative services to attorneys and law firms.
  • Assisted attorneys with investigations, trial preparation, evidence organization and document preparation for criminal cases
  • Assisted counsel in trial preparation including document preparation, factual investigation, and support.
  • Document preparation service for attorneys specializing in residential and commercial real estate closings.
  • Contract Paralegal providing document preparation services primarily in Family Law and Criminal Law.
  • Document preparation of Pleadings, discovery and correspondence using various software programs.
  • Provided procedural and document preparation assistance to any federal or state appellate.
  • Used document preparation software to prepare initial Loss Mitigation documents for clients.
  • Assisted attorneys with correspondence and legal document preparation for family law firm.
  • Provide instructions to appearing attorney for scheduled matters, including document preparation.
  • Support attorneys in day-to-day responsibilities including file reviews and legal document preparation.
  • Performed document preparation and followed guidelines to assure accuracy and deadline restraints.

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46. Government Agencies

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Here's how Government Agencies is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Conducted legislative and regulatory research of appropriate federal and state laws and regulations under various Government Agencies.
  • Completed applications and coordinated with government agencies to ensure accurate and timely submission to meet operational requirements.
  • Performed an integral short-term assignment at the Pentagon while maintaining availability for other government agencies.
  • Gathered and produced documents in response to subpoena requests received from attorneys or government agencies.
  • Identified potential case issues and formulated alternate strategies to ensure positive decisions by government agencies.
  • Review and approve Third Party Collateral Agreements between commercial deposit customers and state/government agencies.
  • Contacted government agencies in relation of cases and contacted clients with accurate information
  • Communicate with government agencies and file necessary document per attorney's instructions.
  • Communicate regularly with individual clients, petitioning employer's and government agencies.
  • Direct client engagement for business and government agencies ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Corresponded with government agencies regarding application status and means of expedience.
  • Maintain electronic databases in preparation for large-scale productions to government agencies.
  • Reconciled incorrect legal document details by corresponding with various government agencies.
  • Prepare case documents and file employment-sponsored immigration applications with government agencies.
  • Coordinated all case details and investigations at government agencies and authorities.
  • Coordinate application processes and prepare submission packages for government agencies.
  • Communicated with government agencies and authorities on behalf of attorneys.
  • Case preparation and review of immigration-based filings to government agencies.
  • Facilitated background investigations of personnel for several government agencies.
  • Facilitated final document filings with appropriate state government agencies.

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47. Travel Arrangements

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Here's how Travel Arrangements is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Managed attorney and client calendars including scheduling depositions, IME appointments, audiology screens and all necessary meetings and travel arrangements.
  • Reported directly to partners and four associate attorneys with broad range of responsibilities from discovery requests to travel arrangements.
  • Assisted solo practitioner with legal and personal assistance such as calendaring, scheduling business and personal travel arrangements.
  • Scheduled appointments, coordinated travel arrangements, meetings, and presentations in addition to general administrative duties.
  • Managed the calendars, travel arrangements, processed expense reports and daily paralegal/administrative tasks for attorneys.
  • Optimized operations efficiency by managing high-volume calendars, travel arrangements, and business / social events.
  • General administrative duties including typing correspondence, extensive travel arrangements and make payments to Experts.
  • Scheduled depositions, hearings, meetings, conferences and teleconferences and made necessary travel arrangements.
  • Performed various administrative duties including travel arrangements, submitted expense reports, coordinated meetings.
  • File Maintenance*Scheduling and Calendaring of appointments and meetings*Travel Arrangements for attorneys and Expert Witnesses.
  • Scheduled travel arrangements, coordinated meetings, and directed incoming communications for 3 personnel.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements for all attorneys to attend client meetings and professional conferences.
  • Scheduled depositions, travel arrangements and conferences between expert witnesses and asbestos attorneys.
  • Coordinated travel arrangements, maintained database and ensured the delivery of premium service.
  • Managed the calendars, travel arrangements and daily administrative tasks managing partner.
  • Coordinated and arranged conference calls, meeting and travel arrangements and itineraries.
  • Maintain calendar of executive counsel by arranging all travel arrangements and meetings.
  • Handled sensitive and confidential information, scheduled and made travel arrangements.
  • Arrange and schedule extensive business meetings and travel arrangements and itineraries.
  • Prepared documents, coordinated travel arrangements and trial and discovery documents.

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48. Client Correspondence

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Here's how Client Correspondence is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Managed calendars, scheduled appointments, updated Palm Pilot, generated client correspondences maintained databases filed and answered phones.
  • Drafted client correspondences, maintained files by recording registrations, and updating necessary documentations to maintain registrations.
  • Worked with minimal supervision while composing and editing legal memorandum and client correspondence.
  • Maintained open communication with clients and prepared all client correspondence.
  • Maintain attorney/client correspondence, compose deposition summaries, notice depositions.
  • Drafted and finalized attorney-client correspondence and other legal correspondence.
  • Prepared outgoing legal documents and client correspondence for signature.
  • Prepared and sent client correspondence outlining status of applications.
  • Drafted client correspondence and pleadings including discovery documents.
  • Coordinated case management, and maintained client correspondences.
  • Prepared Mediation court documents and client correspondence.
  • Coordinate multifaceted office functions and client correspondence.
  • Organized client correspondence and handled Judicial Calendar.
  • Drafted client correspondence and deposition summaries.
  • Composed legal narratives and client correspondence.
  • Prepared client correspondence and organized mailings.
  • Composed and revised client correspondence.
  • Draft legal memorandum and client correspondence.including but not limited to, motions, oppositions, replies, stipulations, and affidavits.
  • Translate pleadings, motions, interrogatories, depositions, advice letters, and client correspondence from Spanish and French to English.
  • Managed client correspondence via telephone and email to set appointments and take client messages, also managed attorney calendars and schedules.

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49. Title Companies

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Here's how Title Companies is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Facilitated purchase and refinance process by maintaining constant communication with attorneys, title companies, and bank personnel involved in negotiations.
  • Maintain correspondence with title companies regarding specific properties.
  • Coordinate with title companies for necessary recordings
  • Cure and prevent default from borrower, title companies, any other third party involved to prevent loss for the company.
  • Correspond with Title Companies for documents needed to proceed with the foreclosure such as title searches, continuation and tax searches.
  • Communicated with the courts, judges, title companies, borrowers, lien holders, attorneys, clients, and defendants.
  • Coordinated closing process for real estate transactions between outside counsel, civil engineers, title companies, brokers and internal customers.
  • Requested information for real estate closings from clients, financial institutions and title companies and prepared closing and post-closing documents.
  • Used persuasive writing techniques to transmit documents and letters of request to attorneys, title companies, and banking institutions.
  • Communicate and work with and for, clients, banks, auctioneers, title companies, and perspective bidders.
  • Coordinated with attorneys, clients, title companies, courts, and court appointed commissioners to expedite foreclosure cases.
  • Maintained contact with clients, attorneys, title companies, real estate brokers, bank representatives and mortgage brokers.
  • Correspond with title companies and financial institutions to assist and negotiate settlements for closings, refinances and short sales.
  • Analyzed cases, resolved and corrected problems in title reports with title companies in order to move cases forward.
  • Work with customers, attorneys and title companies regarding liens, bonds, judgments regarding property rights and surveys.
  • Act as a signing agent for approximately 20 different signing companies, lending institutions, and title companies.
  • Interacted with clients, real estate agents, lenders, title companies and attorneys on a daily basis.
  • Interacted with mortgage companies, public trustee offices, courts, law firms, title companies and mortgagors.
  • Direct contact with clients, law firms and title companies for preparation and scheduling of real estate closings.
  • Coordinated with clients, engineers, title companies, home owner associations and government entities to complete projects.

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50. Powerpoint

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Here's how Powerpoint is used in Paralegal jobs:
  • Produced innovative bankruptcy PowerPoint marketing presentation
  • Coordinated preparation and timely dissemination of company reports and PowerPoint presentations for shareholder and board meetings.
  • Created PowerPoint presentations for shareholders and stakeholders regarding utility easements and property land use.
  • Assisted attorneys in preparing courtroom presentation tools, including PowerPoint presentations and exhibit boards.
  • Reviewed e-mails, PowerPoint presentations, spreadsheets, and other documents relevant to pending litigation
  • Assisted with preparation of PowerPoint presentations for seminars and in-house presentations for major clients.
  • Designed and prepared PowerPoint presentations for marketing the practice to environmental activist groups.
  • Prepared PowerPoint presentations and legal articles for local owner association meetings and publications.
  • Lead PowerPoint presentation to demonstrate use of electronic filing system to Division Directors.
  • Create PowerPoint slides for monthly/quarterly Board of Director meetings reflecting litigation status.
  • Created: PowerPoint presentations with favorable client mediation and arbitration results.
  • Develop PowerPoint presentations and case summaries for mediation purposes.
  • Collaborate with team in preparing PowerPoint presentations and conferences.
  • Conducted PowerPoint presentations regarding contracts and contract procedures.
  • Prepare and coordinated PowerPoint presentations for client meetings.
  • Drafted and edited presentation content using PowerPoint.
  • Developed and produced PowerPoint presentations for attorneys.
  • Drafted correspondence and prepared PowerPoint presentations.
  • Prepare presentations using PowerPoint as needed.
  • Prepared weekly and monthly incident reports/PowerPoints.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Paralegal

Legal Documents32.2%
Trial Preparation13%
Counsel6.1%
Real Estate5.7%
Medical Records5.3%
Court Hearings5.3%
Personal Injury Cases5%
Bankruptcy3.4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Paralegal

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Legal Documents
Legal Documents
25.7%
25.7%
2
2
Trial Preparation
Trial Preparation
10.4%
10.4%
3
3
Counsel
Counsel
4.9%
4.9%
4
4
Real Estate
Real Estate
4.6%
4.6%
5
5
Medical Records
Medical Records
4.2%
4.2%
6
6
Court Hearings
Court Hearings
4.2%
4.2%
7
7
Personal Injury Cases
Personal Injury Cases
4%
4%
8
8
Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy
2.7%
2.7%
9
9
Affidavits
Affidavits
2.4%
2.4%
10
10
Family Law
Family Law
2.4%
2.4%
11
11
Federal Courts
Federal Courts
1.9%
1.9%
12
12
Foreclosure
Foreclosure
1.7%
1.7%
13
13
Client Files
Client Files
1.6%
1.6%
14
14
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
1.5%
1.5%
15
15
Demand Letters
Demand Letters
1.5%
1.5%
16
16
Law Firm
Law Firm
1.3%
1.3%
17
17
Civil Litigation
Civil Litigation
1.3%
1.3%
18
18
New Clients
New Clients
1.3%
1.3%
19
19
Medical Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
1.2%
1.2%
20
20
Attorney Calendar
Attorney Calendar
1.2%
1.2%
21
21
Lexis
Lexis
1.1%
1.1%
22
22
Estate Planning
Estate Planning
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
Document Production
Document Production
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Plaintiff
Plaintiff
1%
1%
25
25
Client Contact
Client Contact
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
Social Security
Social Security
0.8%
0.8%
27
27
Insurance Defense
Insurance Defense
0.8%
0.8%
28
28
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
Client Intake
Client Intake
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
Customer Service
Customer Service
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
Internet
Internet
0.7%
0.7%
32
32
Client Interviews
Client Interviews
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
Data Entry
Data Entry
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
Due Diligence
Due Diligence
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Document Review
Document Review
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Litigation Support
Litigation Support
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Notary
Notary
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Expert Witnesses
Expert Witnesses
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Providers
Providers
0.5%
0.5%
40
40
Pleadings
Pleadings
0.5%
0.5%
41
41
Client Meetings
Client Meetings
0.5%
0.5%
42
42
Settlement Agreements
Settlement Agreements
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
Deposition Summaries
Deposition Summaries
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
Insurance Adjusters
Insurance Adjusters
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
Document Preparation
Document Preparation
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Government Agencies
Government Agencies
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
Travel Arrangements
Travel Arrangements
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
Client Correspondence
Client Correspondence
0.4%
0.4%
49
49
Title Companies
Title Companies
0.4%
0.4%
50
50
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
0.4%
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