Top Senior Paralegal Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Senior Paralegal. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Senior Paralegal resumes they appeared on. For example, 19.1% of Senior Paralegal resumes contained Legal Documents as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Senior Paralegal actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Senior 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 Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Assist attorneys with trial preparation, summarizing depositions transcripts, interviewing witnesses, preparation of legal correspondence, pleadings and discovery.
  • Assist with trial preparation, including meticulous review of confidential and non-confidential documents for identification and review of trial exhibits.
  • Collaborated with senior partner and support staff to manage all phases of litigation including trial preparation and document management.
  • Assisted in deposition preparation including deposition outline, exhibit preparation, mediation presentation, and trial preparation.
  • Coordinated investigation, discovery and subpoenas leading to depositions, court status hearings and trial preparation.
  • Assist in all aspects of litigation management including factual investigation, trial preparation and support.
  • Collaborate with attorneys for pretrial preparation including the preparation of trial exhibits and notebooks.
  • Work closely with managing partner on large civil business litigation which included trial preparation.
  • Supported attorneys with trial preparation by organizing discovery documents and reviewing internal e-mails.
  • Participated in depositions and trial preparation; attended depositions and trial.
  • Oversee all attorney documentation from case evaluation to trial preparation.
  • Provided support to attorneys for depositions and during trial preparations.
  • Assisted trial attorneys with witness/victim interviews and trial preparation.
  • Assisted attorneys with trial preparation and discovery process.
  • Managed trial preparation, including jury selection.
  • Assisted attorneys in trial preparation procedures.
  • Supervised trial preparation and assistance.
  • Organized exhibits for trial preparation.
  • Case management, preparation of pleadings, trial preparation and trial support with concentration on mass tort and products liability litigation;
  • Conduct intake interviews and subsequent interviews with clients and witnesses for matters including trial preparation, trial support and settlement negotiations.

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3. Counsel

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Here's how Counsel is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Responded to discovery requests, corresponded with outside/inside counsel and maintained an information database and reports relative to office litigation.
  • Identify and select appropriate outside counsel to perform services required in handling of self-insured litigated matters in local jurisdictions.
  • Supported several in-house counsels who represent various HSBC businesses in over 1,000 consumer litigation and arbitration matters nationwide.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Company's outside counsel to aggressively and efficiently manage ongoing litigation matters nationwide.
  • Worked independently and interacted with both internal and outside senior counsel on specific corporate legal issues arising daily.
  • Supported Senior Counsel responsible for producing electronic documents pursuant to discovery requests (e-discovery) and depositions.
  • Assist corporate counsel with preparation of company formation documents and related minutes and resolutions for client-company.
  • Assisted internal counsel with rewriting pricing portion for underwriting and servicing guidelines for disclosures in prospectus.
  • Assisted in developing and maintaining a web-based document management system for access by outside counsel.
  • Communicated with opposing counsel to obtain discovery and other pertinent documents in reference to case.
  • Enhanced operational efficiency by creating and maintaining knowledge materials for legal department and outside counsel.
  • Interfaced among Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission Counsel to ensure advertising legality.
  • Managed relationship with outside counsel in handling U.S. oppositions, litigation and miscellaneous projects.
  • Provided business counsel on managing vendor relationships and available options under established agreements.
  • Negotiate stipulations and settlement agreements with opposing counsel and/or insurance legal compliance officers.
  • Negotiate with outside/opposing counsel on document collection, E-mail search parameters and deadlines.
  • Coordinate legal counsels, consultants and builders in preparing homeowner's association documentation.
  • Assisted existing General Counsel in government contract disputes and employment litigation matters.
  • Assembled information for and coordinated Political Action Committee filings with outside counsel.
  • Elevated OpEx savings by proactively communicating with vendors and outside counsel engagement.

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4. Ensure Compliance

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Here's how Ensure Compliance is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Developed master contracting agreement with safety requirements for outside contractors to ensure compliance with company safety programs as well as regulations.
  • Analyzed disclosure packages to ensure compliance with bidder requirements.
  • Review and analyze leases; prepare subordination agreements and review corporate formation and trust documents to ensure compliance with company policies.
  • Conduct all preparation and planning of quarterly legal hold committee meetings to ensure compliance with the corporate legal hold policy.
  • Acted as liaison to Title Company, tax department and various other departments to ensure compliance with transfers of assets.
  • Complete specific business audits of underwriting and/or claims areas to ensure compliance with company, state and federal requirements.
  • Assist clients in the development of immigration policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable Labor and Employment regulations.
  • Reviewed legal agreements, marketing materials, product labels, policies and procedures, and website to ensure compliance.
  • Reviewed both printed and electronic materials to ensure compliance with advertising laws and proper trademark and copyright usage.
  • Review global marketing materials to ensure compliance with advertising and privacy laws, and company and industry standards.
  • Review advertising copies, marketing scripts and customer materials to ensure compliance regarding language, disclaimers and disclosures.
  • Created audit plans and conducted routine audits on document files to ensure compliance with select business policies.
  • Reviewed investment management agreements, fee guidelines and side letters to ensure compliance with ERISA regulations.
  • Maintained subsidiary records, tracking matrices and database tools to ensure compliance of global subsidiaries.
  • Tracked stock issuance to ensure compliance with Rule 16(b) reporting requirements.
  • Support the day-to-day operations of the department to ensure compliance and secure future contracts.
  • Review and interpret contract terms and conditions to ensure compliance with company policies.
  • Provided legal research and analysis of Federal and State laws to ensure compliance.
  • Worked closely with all related parties to ensure compliance of contracts.
  • Led various projects for product enhancements to ensure compliance.

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5. Paralegals

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Here's how Paralegals is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Monitored paralegal and project assistant productivity reports with the goal of attaining billable target hours for all paralegals and project assistants.
  • Provide assistance to analysts and paralegals in preparing documents, including numbering, redacting and labeling of related materials.
  • Perform managerial duties while equally distributing resources and organizing the workload for other paralegals and administrative personnel.
  • Supervised and trained junior paralegals, allocated work projects and implemented streamlined procedures resulting in increased productivity.
  • Supervised several paralegals; responsible for organization and maintenance of the department's precedent files and databases.
  • Completed review of monthly billable reports and met with individual paralegals to determine any inefficiencies.
  • Provide accounting support to attorneys and paralegals including computations of billable hours using 10-key by-touch.
  • Managed junior paralegals and interns to ensure tasks were completely timely and efficiently.
  • Organized paralegals membership in the Central Florida Paralegal Association, providing networking benefits.
  • Developed and implemented training program for trial preparation for attorneys and paralegals.
  • Trained junior paralegals, delegated assignments and reviewed work-product of junior paralegals.
  • Trained and supervised six reserve paralegals in myriad areas of military justice.
  • Assisted in supervising and training secretarial staff, entry-level and junior paralegals.
  • Supervised formal and ancillary training of 803 attorneys and paralegals worldwide.
  • Supervised and trained paralegals in general and complex commercial litigation cases.
  • Coordinated and trained paralegals and support staff on litigation-related projects.
  • Managed, trained and interviewed paralegals in the Resolutions Department.
  • Provided CLE instruction and facilitation of course materials for paralegals.
  • Recruited, trained and coached entry-level paralegals and project assistants.
  • Trained new paralegals and attorneys who supported ancillary product businesses.

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6. Real Estate

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Here's how Real Estate is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Performed diversified legal and financial functions for this developer of computer software applications for the real estate industry.
  • Performed market research of local and national real estate markets for strategic positioning of foreclosure defense division.
  • Propound and answer discovery Develop trial binders Conduct real estate title examinations Supervise junior paralegal and secretary
  • Leveraged superior subject matter knowledge and legal expertise to support this leading residential real estate developer.
  • Composed and compiled loan documents and respective compliance documentation for all real estate client acquisitions.
  • Created and implemented efficient system for effective tracking of all residential real estate transactions.
  • Participated in contract negotiations and meetings with clients on residential real estate transactions.
  • Created filing and organization system for all residential real estate transactions.
  • Concentrated on real estate and foreclosure law - Prepared Homeowner Association liens
  • Provided training and one-on-one instruction of real estate processes and closing software
  • Prepare all closing documents relative to residential real estate transactions.
  • Provided assistance to litigation and real estate departments when requested.
  • Drafted and negotiated construction/real estate development-related consultant agreements.
  • Administrated Residential Real Estate Closings.
  • Prepare commercial real estate contracts, stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements and other related real estate and aircraft documents.
  • Communicate and provide required documentation to professionals hired by trustee, including accountants, auctioneers, real estate brokers, etc.
  • Track all real estate leases, add to online database; make sure all locations are covered by insurance program.
  • Calculated pro-rated rents for partial months and set up accounting records for use by Real Estate Finance for future payments.
  • Authorized the Real Estate Finance Department to commence rent, withhold rent or make changes to rent as circumstances warranted.
  • Reviewed and negotiated commercial contracts in support of Enterprise IT, Customer Care, Procurement and Commercial Real Estate/Facilities.

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7. Personal Injury Cases

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Here's how Personal Injury Cases is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Initiate and conduct discovery in plaintiff personal injury cases including client and carrier communication by telephone and personal meeting.
  • Experience also includes defense work in negligent insurance inspection/personal injury cases and insurance coverage disputes.
  • Managed over 500 personal injury cases (prepared and organized files, conducted interviews, provided follow-ups).
  • Prepared trial binders and exhibits for trial using PowerPoint and conducted extensive research for personal injury cases.
  • Work under two attorneys specializing in family, criminal, probate, and personal injury cases.
  • Meet with and screen potential social security, worker's compensation, and personal injury cases.
  • Coordinated document review and production in multiple toxic tort and personal injury cases.
  • Negotiated and had authority to settle personal injury cases with insurance companies.
  • Case manager of over 300+ personal injury cases.
  • Case management of pre-litigation personal injury cases.

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8. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Drafted medical malpractice and product liability summaries of medical records, depositions, discovery document requests, interrogatories and motions.
  • Involved in all aspects of litigation support including legal research, factual investigation medical records review and document management.
  • Collected, analyzed and summarized medical records, created medical chronologies to help determine settlement ranges.
  • Responded to discovery requests, coordinated requests for information, medical records, deposition summaries.
  • Indexed and summarized medical records and bills, coordinating independent medical examinations as needed.
  • Performed medical records procurement and analysis; prepared medical chronologies and summaries.
  • Reviewed and summarized plaintiff medical records for attorney review and deposition preparation.
  • Request and organize all medical records regarding any personal injury matters.
  • Review and analyze discovery responses, document productions and medical records.
  • Collected, evaluated and performed detailed analysis of medical records.
  • Ordered and reviewed medical records for preparation of insurance demand.
  • Prepared appropriate disability documents for claimants and maintained medical records.
  • Reviewed alerts for employees accessing Medical Records unauthorized.
  • Reviewed and summarized medical records and discovery documents.
  • Summarize medical records for deposition and trial preparation.
  • Gathered and summarized medical records and other discovery.
  • Reviewed medical records to ascertain negligence.
  • Summarized and maintained all medical records.
  • Requested and Reviewed Medical Records.
  • Analyzed and summarized medical records.

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9. Civil Litigation

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Here's how Civil Litigation is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Performed key research in civil litigation discovery resulting in favorable $ Multi-Million settlement.
  • Conducted witness interviews and completed investigative work associated with civil litigation cases.
  • Negotiated settlements of civil litigation claims and prepared settlement agreements.
  • Processed all civil litigation activities, including settlement agreements, judgments, motions, trial notifications, transcripts, and pleadings.
  • Maintain firm-wide calendar for Patent, Trademark, Securities, Civil Litigation, Complex Litigation, Criminal and Employment Law matters.
  • Assigned to heavy commercial, complex litigation, insurance defense, products liability, corporate, construction and civil litigation dockets.
  • Assisted in business, residential and commercial real estate transactions, and civil litigation in state and federal courts.
  • Manage and maintain physical and electronic case files in civil litigation and electronically file documents in ECF.
  • Managed heavy caseload involving construction law, estates files, and complex civil litigation and mediation cases.
  • Review responsive documents for white collar criminal defense, securities enforcement, and complex civil litigation matters.
  • Assisted attorneys in all aspects of civil litigation for a consumer debt collection practice.
  • Manage and oversee processing for up to 190 civil litigation accounts at a time.
  • Probate, Estate Law, Contract law, Criminal law and civil litigation.
  • Case management of civil litigation and insurance defense worker's compensation files.
  • Managed a high volume of caseload presented for civil litigation and settlement.
  • Reported directly to the director of civil litigation.
  • Provided administrative and paralegal support for a civil litigation firm specializing in insurance defense, collection matters and personal injury.
  • Provided complete range of legal support for complex multi-party civil litigation.
  • Worked as Senior Litigation Paralegal to head partner for large insurance defense and civil litigation firm in the products liability division.

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10. Intellectual Property

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Here's how Intellectual Property is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Assisted in spin-off of company from parent company Cardinal Health by assessing and reorganizing records related to all intellectual property assets.
  • Worked on Intellectual Property litigation including claims of Patent and Copyright infringement and Misappropriation of Trade Secrets involving high technology companies.
  • Researched and analyzed issues regarding the intellectual property assets and pending litigation; made recommendation to senior counsel when necessary.
  • Serve as liaison between counsel and business units to procure documents and information to respond to intellectual property violation claims/litigation.
  • Managed department budget and trained trademark liaisons in various business units to ensure consistent intellectual property policies and procedures.
  • Assisted in settlement agreements and litigation matters pertaining to intellectual property matters, licensing issues and similar matters.
  • Specialized in Intellectual Property, Construction Defect Litigation, Wrongful Termination, and Insurance Defense litigation.
  • Helped with coordination and tracking of intellectual property and trademark usage between different business groups.
  • Review intellectual property agreements for compliance with corporate policies and protection/retention of intellectual property ownership.
  • Ensured company's intellectual property rights were protected by monitoring filing status of trademarks.
  • Initiated significant cost savings related to administration of Company's intellectual property portfolio.
  • Initiate attorney intellectual property training seminars, organize training material and select invitees.
  • Generated reports and assisted in establishment and maintenance of intellectual property database.
  • Reviewed contracts and litigation documents as they applied to Intellectual Property matters.
  • Manage product identification and damage exposure process related to intellectual property claim/litigation.
  • Managed and tracked intellectual property assets owned or controlled by station.
  • Performed Trust & Estates accounting and global Intellectual Property prosecution/litigation work.
  • Educated internal business and marketing clients on intellectual property best practices.
  • Performed extensive research for the antitrust intellectual property practice group.
  • Reviewed, analyzed and drafted intellectual property documents for acquisitions.

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11. Due Diligence

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Here's how Due Diligence is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Handled due diligence review and analysis for equity/debt offerings and merger/acquisition transactions, involving public and private companies.
  • Participated and supported teams conducting due diligence in asset and business acquisition and other commercial transactions.
  • Performed due diligence investigation as respects commercial real estate acquisitions and corporate litigation.
  • Conducted company-wide due diligence review of disclosures and made appropriate recommendations.
  • Created SharePoint interfaces to meet all stakeholders due diligence requirements.
  • Research and analyze patent ownership/assignment information for due diligence matters.
  • Facilitated due diligence and entity formation activities for new subsidiaries.
  • Participated in due diligence investigations of potential acquisition targets.
  • Performed collateral due diligence and prepared lien analysis reports.
  • Project manager for various finance-related due diligence projects.
  • Performed due diligence processes for acquisition-related trademark portfolios.
  • Coordinated legal due diligence related to acquisition.
  • Updated checklists and files for each loan and kept accurate records of all due diligence materials received and required by lender.
  • Obtain flood insurance documents from brokers/agent and conduct the firm s robust due diligence review and confirmation prior to loan closings.
  • Manage all matters involving the investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and provided all due diligence.
  • Review documents with respect to due diligence transactions, including managing information and virtual data rooms, coordinating due diligence activities.
  • Conducted due diligence and performed all regulatory work for 30 broadcast clients at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
  • Design and maintenance of corporate due diligence procedures including Procedure for Approval of Sales Representatives and Other Third Party Agents.
  • Supervised teams of 6-20 support staff on and off site during due diligence reviews and preparation for Federal Agency Audits.
  • Completed miscellaneous department projects, including company due diligence, customer research, and creating a central customer database.

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12. Bankruptcy

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Here's how Bankruptcy is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Charged with environmental research, collections management, and handling bankruptcy matters, including attendance at bankruptcy hearings and environmental-litigation meetings.
  • Organized training seminars and workshops for management and subordinates related to bankruptcy procedures and various legal processes.
  • Review and analyze bankruptcy pleadings in connection with effect on business operations or membership status.
  • Reviewed, responded to and monitored litigation matters pertaining to foreclosure and bankruptcy servicing.
  • Managed a national portfolio of bankruptcy and litigation matters for delinquent accounts.
  • Assisted attorney in preparation of bankruptcy documentation and some litigation preparation.
  • Entered bankruptcy court information, extensively searched dockets for previous filings.
  • Reviewed documents and prepared electronic filings for federal bankruptcy litigation.
  • Formulate draft correspondence and filings for business related bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Assisted Docketing Department with bankruptcy court filing protocols.
  • Recommended plans for reorganization to bankruptcy judges.
  • Coordinated bankruptcy litigation for a large utility.
  • Managed legal collection and bankruptcy matters.
  • Prepared legal documentation such as Validation of Debt, Request for Mortgage note & QWR Bankruptcy paperwork for submission to lenders.
  • Worked with multiple national mortgage lenders in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 cases in all Bankruptcy Courts in Georgia.
  • Handled every aspect of majority of the firm's bankruptcy cases from including Debtor, Committee, Trustee and creditor cases.
  • Performed over 350 accurate investigations under tight deadlines in bankruptcy, fraud, credit reporting, consumer banking and lending cases.
  • Performed research in the areas of Commercial, Labor and Employment and Bankruptcy law to support key issues of the case.
  • Handled all Chapter 13 cases but can work a bankruptcy case, 7,13and some 11's from start to finish.
  • Meet with clients and provide legal assistance to facilitate the confirmation and completion of Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy cases.

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13. Document Production

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Here's how Document Production is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Compiled documents and coordinated document productions including bates-stamping, redaction, duplication and indexing of documents and exhibits for case preparation.
  • Manage extensive electronic document productions for high profile Commercial lawsuits involving mortgage fraud, invalid company transfers, and illegal billing.
  • Conducted internal discovery and company investigations and coordinated and managed records and document productions for creation of electronic production databases.
  • Implemented litigation team's compliance with new corporate records retention policy providing for greater consistency in document production.
  • Travel and coordination of national/regional document productions and on-site property inspections by both Plaintiff and Defense expert witnesses.
  • Supervised and managed document productions and trial support from Chicago office representing savings for on-site personnel at trial.
  • Coordinated and maintained document production to identify inclusion in relativity database while coordinating with attorneys on searches procedures.
  • Manage and coordinate document productions, including data integration into document management systems, including Relativity.
  • Reviewed client provided documents to identify discrepancies and gaps in order to ensure proper document production.
  • Assisted with the organization and supervision of document production and the development and implementation of databases.
  • Conducted detailed review and organization of voluminous document productions including maintaining and managing document databases.
  • Coordinated document production and implemented processes for the management of large productions and reviews.
  • Assisted with successful Paragraph IV litigation; solely responsible for document production and diligence.
  • Gathered and reviewed documents for relevance and privilege in document production; answered discovery.
  • Coordinated with outside counsel on document production for ongoing litigation and environmental claims.
  • Developed and managed databases for voluminous document productions in environmental litigation cases.
  • Perform document production reviews compiling all relevant, privileged, non-relevant documentation.
  • Conducted due diligence and facilitated document production in complex litigation projects.
  • Prepared bate stamped documents and discovery discs for document productions.
  • Organize and maintain calendar for discovery responses and document productions.

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14. Affidavits

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Here's how Affidavits is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Drafted responses to subpoenas, prepared affidavits and produced an internal Legal newsletter.
  • Conducted investigations, located/interviewed witnesses and drafted and obtained affidavits as needed.
  • Prepared legal correspondence to include affidavits and rebuttal letters.
  • Drafted Affidavits and Declarations in support of litigation matters.
  • Review financial affidavits and calculate child support guidelines.
  • Prepare exhibit notebooks and attorney fee affidavits.
  • Notarized affidavits and other documents as needed.
  • Prepare supporting affidavits and client affidavits.
  • Draft documents for purchase and refinance transactions, such as Deeds, Releases, Affidavits, HUD-1 and other closing documents.
  • Drafted and finalized deeds, prepared legal descriptions, ownership affidavits, transfer tax forms, and other real estate documents.
  • Drafted resolutions, consents, affidavits, notices, proxies, report and other documents relating to corporate meetings and minutes.
  • Prepared form affidavits for all 50 states for purposes of handling the estate issues in a consistent and compliant manner.
  • Draft, proofread, review and file position statements and pleadings, including removals, motions, briefs and affidavits.
  • Assisted in the drafting of pleadings and motions, obtained affidavits, issued subpoenas and assisted in trial preparation.
  • Researched and drafted legal affidavits, contracts, orders, motions, appeals, legal memorandums, briefs etc.
  • Update client systems; record all proofs of service, affidavits of mailing, & publication prior to sale.
  • Maintained company & employee licensing records, as well as confidential biographical affidavits of senior officers & Board Members.
  • Draft, review and calculate amounts due and owing affidavits for banks, review templates and bank regulations.
  • Served as liaison to clients; answered questions regarding reports and forms and assists clients with preparing affidavits.
  • Prepared settlement statements, loan documents, convey security and warranty deeds, QCD, notes and affidavits.

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15. Court Hearings

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Here's how Court Hearings is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Attend Court hearings related to Judgment Debtor Exams, locate and serve Defendants, obtain Judgments, locate assets of Defendants.
  • Calendar all court hearings and appearances, meetings with fellow attorneys and clients, and document deadlines along with reminders.
  • Compiled, reviewed, and organized evidence and other facts for court hearings and depositions of witnesses.
  • Assisted attorneys preparing for court hearings and motions, trials, and client meetings.
  • Attended and assist at trials, depositions, court hearings and settlement conferences.
  • Assisted attorneys at weekly court hearings and court preparation meetings with client.
  • Set dates for court hearings and prepare all documents as necessary.
  • Assist at depositions and court hearings.
  • Created and designed exhibits, presentations, and timelines in preparation for court hearings and trials.
  • Attended and/or participated in depositions, court hearings, mediations and arbitration hearings.
  • Set up and calendar meetings, depositions, court hearings and trials.
  • Participate in pre-hearing conferences and court hearings to support the County Solicitors.

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16. Law Firm

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Here's how Law Firm is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Provided excellent customer service and selling credit repair services for Lexington Law Firm
  • Provided on-site substantive and procedural training of law firms in multiple states, monitored and analyzed the quality of their work.
  • Interacted daily with multinational law firms, internal and external customers, and key members of the global senior executive infrastructure.
  • Reviewed claim packages from agents and law firms and resolved claims by investigating the issue and issuing letter of indemnity.
  • Developed marketing team for law firm; assisted with the creation of firm brochures, and developed paralegal training manual.
  • Coordinated and scheduled e-discovery team visits by law firms, analyzed, extracted, reviewed, indexed, eliminated documents.
  • Assigned to be the senior paralegal of the law firm and direct assistant to the lead attorney, John Burt.
  • Negotiated settlement terms with opposing law firms without extensive supervision, reducing the company's legal exposure and costs.
  • Established docketing system for patent and trademark portfolios and oversaw prosecution of same by several outside law firms.
  • Performed large portion of research and writing for single law firm, reducing outside fees by 10%.
  • Organized litigation, corporate and managing clerk practices for prestigious Philadelphia law firm expanding to New York State.
  • Acted as liaison between attorneys, clients, and other law firms to keep lines of communication open.
  • Brainstormed and presented strategies on how law firm should market its advertisements based off referral source records.
  • Founded LegalWrite, LLC, and contracted at law firm as business and legal writing consultant.
  • Communicated with clients and other law firms; managed attorney calendars, drafting of court documents.
  • Assisted in all phases of litigation for a plaintiffs' business and securities law firm.
  • Lead paralegal support for six attorneys in a general litigation practice law firm in Seattle.
  • Reviewed and analyzed legal referrals and made recommendation of qualified law firm to be used.
  • Reconciled bank accounts for the law firm's trust account and client cost account.
  • Provided guidance to law firms regarding contracting legal services with the Resolution Trust Corp.

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18. Federal Courts

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Here's how Federal Courts is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Function as a litigation and regulatory law professional in efficiently managing business litigation cases in state and federal courts.
  • Prepared attorneys for electric utility regulatory proceedings before the Texas Public Utilities Commission, and state and federal courts.
  • Performed legal research and kept current with procedures used by local, state and federal courts or administrative agencies.
  • Prepare and electronically file motions, briefs and other pleadings in federal courts' CM/ECF systems.
  • Filed complaints, answers, pleadings and motions in Superior Courts and Federal Courts.
  • Interacted with attorneys, medical facilities, physicians, and State and Federal Courts.
  • Experience with all Courts i.e.civil, criminal county, family and federal courts.
  • Draft all pleadings and prepare all for filing in State and Federal Courts.
  • Provided document support for paper and electronic filings in state and federal courts.
  • Draft, prepare and e-file court documents in State and Federal courts.
  • Prepare and file pleadings and discovery documents with state and federal courts.
  • Supported litigation attorneys with tort actions in state and federal courts.
  • Prepare and e-file documents with State and Federal Courts.
  • Performed electronic filings in State and Federal Courts.
  • Conduct electronic filings with State and Federal Courts.

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19. Litigation Support

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Here's how Litigation Support is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Case Manager & Project Coordinator, providing extensive litigation support on active intellectual property, complex commercial and general litigation matters.
  • Handled all corporate matters including annual shareholder documentation and shareholder meetings, prepared contracts and coordinated execution, and provided litigation support
  • Provide litigation support expertise and advice to attorneys and paralegal staff regarding the use of automated computer support.
  • Provided litigation support for complex civil and commercial litigation, product liability; pharmaceutical and criminal litigation.
  • Provided litigation support, in-house consulting and project management services in support of litigation matters.
  • Provided litigation support for complex civil and commercial litigation; contract and antitrust litigation.
  • Coordinated with litigation support in creating of a comprehensive case management and settlement database.
  • Provided administrative and litigation support in processing and execution of all judicial matters.
  • Utilize methodologies and procedures for manipulating files for use in litigation support applications.
  • Provided litigation support resulting in litigation avoidance and zero settlement costs.
  • Provided litigation support to in-house counsel and outside counsel nationwide.
  • Utilized litigation support software and creates and administers database spreadsheets.
  • Provided litigation support for entire professional liability division of firm.
  • Assist in-house litigation support department in developing document databases.
  • Provided litigation support to outside counsel for regulatory actions.
  • Provide litigation support in trial litigation and antitrust areas.
  • Performed a variety of criminal litigation support task.
  • Computerized litigation support and case management.
  • Managed litigation support operations and personnel.
  • Provided litigation support to trial attorneys.

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20. Lexis

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Here's how Lexis is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Conduct electronic research via WestLaw and Lexis Nexis databases of full file disclosures of legal cases and public consumer records-related information.
  • Conducted extensive legal research utilizing Lexis Nexis for case summary for attorney work product.
  • Conduct computer-assisted legal and factual research using on-line services WESTLAW and LexisNexis.
  • Conducted legal research using Lexis/Nexis software and prepared case digests for attorneys.
  • Conduct legal research using LexisNexis.
  • Researched Federal, DC, and State Codes, as well as, secondary authority using Lexis/Nexis and West Law.
  • Court Filings (Docket Motions in both State and Federal Court)* Legal research using Lexis Nexis
  • Used research tools; such as Lexis-Nexis to prepare discovery materials in preparation for trial.
  • Utilized Lexis Nexis and Abacus Law soft wares for case management and billing purposes.
  • Researched statutes, judicial decisions, legal articles, and codes using Lexis.
  • Utilized LexisNexis to conduct in-depth research of statutes, case law and bulletins.
  • Researched statutes and relevant motions for current cases (LexisNexis).
  • Maintained LexisNexis IT accounts for member users of the firm.
  • Perform legal research through the use of Lexis Nexis.
  • Download cases from LexisNexis, check cites.
  • Perform people searches utilizing LEXIS/NEXIS.
  • Performed research for attorneys using Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis.
  • Reviewed daily filings on LexisNexis CourtLink eFile.
  • Analyze claimants' facts; conduct legal research (Lexis/Westlaw) for similar or distinguishable case law.
  • Conduct factual and legal research via Lexis on companies and individuals for fraud and/or bankruptcy legitimacies.

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21. Family Law

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Here's how Family Law is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Provided paralegal support to family law attorneys from initial intake to post-judgment document preparation and filings.
  • Provide litigation and administrative support to firm specializing in family law and civil litigation.
  • Drafted procedural and substantive family law training materials for newly hired attorneys and paralegals.
  • Computed child support and alimony figures utilizing FinPlan and Family Law software.
  • Provided family law services and general legal information.
  • Concentrated experience in family law matters.
  • Prepare mandatory disclosures, Discovery requests and Answers, and other pretrial deadline documents for civil and family law matters.
  • Prepared all pleadings, motions, discovery and complaints for all family law, general civil and criminal defense cases.
  • Assisted attorney is the management of 50+ cases including family law, worker's compensation and personal injury.
  • Prepared pleadings, declarations, motions, discovery, and briefs for all types of family law cases.
  • Served as Senior Paralegal for the firm, focusing on Estate Planning, Probate & Family Law.
  • Participate in Intel's Legal Pro Bono Program, specifically domestic violence and family law clinics.
  • Assist Attorneys with all aspects of a family law case, from beginning to end.
  • Reported directly to Senior Partner and Associate Attorney of the Family Law Division within Firm.
  • Case management of custody, divorce, enforcement, and other family law matters.
  • Ensured that attorney fees were collected and appropriately tracked within Family Law Division.
  • Constructed more than 300 bankruptcy cases - more than 500 family law cases.
  • Conduct legal research for custody, property division and other family law issues.
  • Prepare various petitions, motions, forms and responses related to Family Law.
  • Focused on criminal and family law - Worked with principal to negotiate cases

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22. Internet

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Here's how Internet is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Acquired further experience in electronic discovery and Internet based databases.
  • Conduct Internet and Lexis/Nexis research for client development/marketing activities.
  • Conducted factual and procedural research and performed internet research.
  • Performed internet searches for individuals and corporate entities
  • Increased business and revenues by marketing attorney's practice via internet demonstrating ability to be a self starter and solve problems.
  • Prepared and filed complaints with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) against domain name registrants and Internet service providers.
  • Prepare and negotiate settlement agreements with tenants; track agreements for tenant and landlord execution; research internet for debtor assets.
  • Worked with investigators to produce litigation materials against infringing websites based on reports produced by the Internet research team.
  • Established office procedures and set up internet procedures and usage in the firm as it became an option.
  • Developed and established effective methods of pursuing IP infringements over the Internet, including recovery of Domain Names.
  • Research and identify social media, auction sites and internet marketplace for infringing content for DMCA Take-Down.
  • Gathered information using LexisNexis, PACER, Internet and CourtLink regarding liens, judgments and case law.
  • Utilized automated legal databases (Lexus Nexus) and the Internet; and selected and compiled information.
  • Identified and deleted over 800 recorded documents through telephone calls, scanned documents and the internet.
  • Provided urgent Internet and legal research for utilities litigation as needed by the Firm's attorneys.
  • Provided legal and energy research using WESTLAW, LEXIS, and the Internet.
  • Answer incoming calls, Internet inquires, emails correspondence for are services.
  • Conducted legal and internet research in relation to case specific issues.
  • Identified and assessed intellectual property issues on the Internet.
  • Conduct research utilizing Internet, and Lexis.

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23. Medical Malpractice

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Here's how Medical Malpractice is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Conducted initial interview and filing requests of claimants filing medical malpractice fully developing material facts regarding the claim.
  • Provided discovery support and litigation management for asbestos, vaccine, medical products and medical malpractice matters.
  • Researched and implemented regulatory and federal laws within hospital organizations with regards to all medical malpractice claims.
  • Researched emerging theories of medical malpractice liability, including both medical and legal research.
  • Assisted trial attorneys defending medical malpractice lawsuits against physicians and hospitals.
  • Interviewed prospective personal injury and medical malpractice clients.
  • Case management of complex Medical Malpractice matters.
  • Applied skills while serving managing partner in all aspects of litigation for cases involving personal injury and medical malpractice.
  • Handled various claims including vehicular, premises and medical malpractice at prominent Plaintiff's personal injury law firm.
  • Execute quarterly and yearly audit letters for our external auditors regarding all open corporate and medical malpractice claims.
  • Managed personal injury, workers' compensation, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases.
  • Assist multiple attorneys in mass tort, medical malpractice and insurance defense cases.
  • Sole litigation paralegal for medical malpractice, employment and wage/hour class action cases.
  • Worked in the areas of medical malpractice, products liability and corporate litigation.
  • Handled personal injury, medical malpractice and workers' compensation claims.
  • Worked exclusively for senior partner, Mark Lienhoop in the area of medical malpractice defense.
  • Manage medical malpractice claims and collaborate with TPAs and defense attorneys in 35 states and Puerto Rico.

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24. Document Management

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Here's how Document Management is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Conducted client interviews, document analysis, estate analysis, legal research, document management and execution of estate planning documents.
  • Assisted in research, development and implementation of association-wide document management program, archiving program and compliance protocols.
  • Focused on technological advances in case management systems; document management systems and trial presentation software.
  • Directed and utilized various document management systems; utilized computer research programs including Lexis/Nexis.
  • Led evaluation and implementation of trademark docketing and electronic document management software programs.
  • Maintained electronic document management database for large trademark, patent and copyright cases.
  • Organize and integrate new acquisition s documents and contracts into document management system.
  • Coordinated and monitored records retrieval with a paperless document management system.
  • Supervised and managed Sarbanes-Oxley compliance procedures on/for firm document management system.
  • Created and maintained internal electronic databases for effective document management.
  • Organize and maintain case materials using legal document management systems.
  • Managed master calendar and implemented a document management computer program.
  • Perform document management, including creating and maintaining litigation databases.
  • Monitor document management - discovery, pleadings and evidence.
  • Document management in preparation for upcoming mediation.
  • Implemented firm-wide use of document management system.
  • Maintain and produce documents to assist counsel responding to third party subpoenas and devised the implementation of two document management systems.
  • Collaborated with co-workers to build and test an electronic document management, storage and retrieval system to be used Company-wide.
  • Document management to include the collection, inventory and storage of all proprietary documents, monthly metrics and company contracts.
  • Manage a team of three Assistant Paralegals, which included time management, case status, and document management.

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25. Document Review

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Here's how Document Review is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Performed extensive document review, edited, and coded documents regarding asbestos and commercial litigation.
  • Performed document reviews and database searches to collect relevant documents for production and privilege.
  • Conduct document review and analysis and interpretation of data under the direction of management.
  • Supervised contract attorneys and coordinated several large-scale document review projects for litigation matters.
  • Document review and organization to support litigation, investigations and project assignments.
  • Conducted document review for multiple large matters in preparation for upcoming litigation.
  • Conducted document review appointments and determined appropriate chapter of bankruptcy.
  • Managed e-discovery database content and coordinated document review tool usage.
  • Detailed discovery phase document reviews utilizing online web-based document depository.
  • Performed document review and production and created/maintained privilege logs.
  • Performed extensive electronic document review on complex cases.
  • Conducted document review in response to discovery request.
  • Managed attorney document reviews and tracked review process.
  • Performed electronic document review with various databases.
  • Conducted in-office and off-site document reviews.
  • Performed document reviews in large-scale productions.
  • Managed vendors and e-discovery teams to ensure all information was uploaded to company's system for its document review team.
  • Performed large document reviews of thousands of pages of documents for relevancy and privilege before production to opposing counsel.
  • Conduct document reviews alone and with attorneys at clients in U.S. and Europe, and support depositions worldwide.
  • DOCUMENT REVIEW - determined exposure to firm for legal and policy issues in opening and maintaining investment accounts.

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26. New Clients

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Here's how New Clients is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Develop new clients through networking; attend legal meetings and local community events; identify and solicit new business opportunities.
  • Prepared draft Franchise Disclosure Documents, Franchise Agreements, Multi-Unit Development Agreements and Area Representative Agreements for new clients.
  • Answer the phones, take in new clients, schedule new consults and meet with clients during initial consults.
  • Job Description: In interviewed all new clients for them to be potentially represented by our Law Firm.
  • Conducted initial interviews for new clients and explained how the law will be applied to their case.
  • Meet with potential new clients and prepare an intake interview to assist attorney in determining representation.
  • Maintain constant contact with clients regarding updates and questions, Interview potential new clients.
  • Answer in-bound calls from new clients and assist in their case setup.
  • Interview new clients and class members for class certification and mediation.
  • Interview new clients, schedule appointments, maintain the court calendar.
  • Interviewed new clients for potential personal injury and criminal cases.
  • Prepared, reviewed, and executed retainers for new clients.
  • Interview new clients and process new cases.
  • Screened calls for potential new clients.
  • Screen and recruit new clients.
  • Screen Legal Match for PNC (Possible New Clients).
  • Started as an assistant to theSenior Paralegal helping with dictation, telephones and opening files for new clients.
  • Head of New Client Intake Perform screening and assessment of new clients for founding/managing partner's review.

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27. UCC

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Here's how UCC is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Teamed with foreign law firms to successfully file and prosecute trademark applications and renew existing registrations.
  • Created deadlines and coordinated response times to ensure projects were successfully completed utilizing limited resources.
  • Participated in the development and successful launch of a proprietary case and document management system.
  • Participate in searching and analysis of research necessary for successful representation of company clients.
  • Collaborated on the successful resolution of complaints and disputes before formal arbitration proceedings.
  • Calculated actuarial costs to analyze probability of success and settlement options.
  • Prepare release and appropriate satisfaction upon successful payment of judgment.
  • Coordinated efforts for successful outcomes in cases involving settlements.
  • Analyze UCC information and lien priority documentation.
  • Authored successful summary judgment motions.
  • Contacted identified claimant to collect additional information relative to their rights to refund, inheritance, bankruptcy, and corporate successions.
  • Draft and file Articles of Incorporation, UCC financing statements, corporate resolutions, minutes of meetings, and related documents.
  • Assist clients in the successful completion of Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation plan audits.
  • Form corporate entities, file UCC Financing Statements, draft corporate minutes, file annual reports and maintain corporate minute books.
  • Analyzed arbitration case strength, success probability; interviewed and prepared witnesses for deposition, arbitration and mediation based on same.
  • Assisted the real estate department in preparation of mortgages, consolidations, UCC's, complete title review and closing binders.
  • Request and review lien and title searches, prepare lien summaries, UCC forms, closing checklists and closing binders.
  • Prepared for UCC1 and UCC3 with ACRIS to file or terminate the recording of the relation between lenders and borrowers.
  • Review trademark files and docket to ensure the trademark database was successfully incorporated into the corporation's new docket system.
  • Drafted motions, appeals and response to request for evidence (RFE) in immigration cases with successful results.

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28. Premises Liability

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Here's how Premises Liability is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Managed non-litigated and litigated matters, including general business, employment, personal injury, property damage and premises liability claims.
  • Provide paralegal support in caseload including products liability, personal injury, premises liability, and construction defect.
  • Provided legal support to three attorneys with high-volume caseloads in the areas of automobile negligence and premises liability
  • Responded to discovery requests in personal injury, premises liability, product liability and employment liability litigation.
  • Conduct initial interviews of potential clients involving Motor Vehicle Accidents and Premises Liability.
  • Prepared settlement authority memorandums associated with premises liability and animal health matters.

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29. Insurance Defense

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Here's how Insurance Defense is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Coordinated and monitored third party insurance defense claims with third party administrator, general liability insurance carrier and local defense counsel.
  • Assigned to heavy personal injury, commercial litigation, insurance defense and products liability docket.
  • Managed insurance defense docket for 10-15 litigation attorneys.
  • Reported directly to Senior Partner and Associate Attorney as Senior Paralegal within the Insurance Defense Firm.
  • Assisted Partner and team of five attorneys in products liability and insurance defense matters.
  • Serve as paralegal to all attorneys in insurance defense practice.
  • Lead paralegal in a very busy insurance defense firm.
  • Utilize discretionary and decision-making responsibilities to assist attorneys in moderately complexinsurance defense litigation matters.
  • Manage all time and billing entries for each file in Timeslips including all current Insurance Defense third-party coding.

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30. Status Reports

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Here's how Status Reports is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Conducted domain name infringement research; ordered investigations, prepared cease and desist letters, and sent status reports to clients.
  • Developed database for individual Baltimore City trial groups, as well as individual trial group status reports.
  • Provide monthly status reports to clients, showing status of each open account and financial summary.
  • Maintained department's master client database and status reports; coordinated monthly department staff meetings.
  • Develop weekly status reports pertaining to the projects and assignments of five other paralegals.
  • Track, maintain and prepare various case status reports for cases in litigation.
  • Draft pleadings, appeals, motions, legal briefs, and status reports.
  • Prepared detailed monthly and daily status reports for clients and managing attorney.
  • Prepared Scrivener's Error, Status Reports, and Motions for Defaults.
  • Produced weekly and monthly status reports for distribution to corporate department heads.
  • Summarize status reports from outside counsel in preparation of claims committee meetings.
  • Provided regular case status reports and updates in active litigation cases.
  • Prepare and deliver 20 client status reports on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare status reports to attorneys and insurance claims adjusters.
  • Prepare and distribute monthly status reports to clients.
  • Conducted case research and wrote weekly status reports.
  • Prepared patent status reports for client's review.
  • Provided status reports to clients regarding contested issues.
  • Case status reports to clients and insurance adjusters
  • Prepare status reports for all trademark matters.

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31. Expert Witnesses

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Here's how Expert Witnesses is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Completed Research regarding contacts/relationship between Client, Consumer and Potential Expert Witnesses.
  • Coordinate multifaceted office functions encompassing Court calendars management, contacting attorneys, court reporters, expert witnesses, clients and courts.
  • Helped attorneys with open courts-martial interviews, defense strategies, expert witnesses, motions, and post-trial documentation.
  • Prepare initial drafts of cross-examination outlines of fact and expert witnesses for attorneys to use at trial.
  • Liaised with attorneys, clients, and expert witnesses and scheduled depositions for personal injury lawsuits.
  • Served as liaison between clients, counsel, vendors, fact witnesses and expert witnesses.
  • Communicate with clients, courts, co-counsel, defense counsel and expert witnesses.
  • Interviewed expert witnesses and lay witnesses concerning their testimony for use at trial.
  • Conducted interviews of fact and expert witnesses, including medical experts.
  • Researched witnesses, defendants, product liability, and expert witnesses.
  • Assisted in-house and outside counsel in working with expert witnesses.
  • Schedule depositions, locate and communicate with expert witnesses.
  • Research, retain and liaison with expert witnesses.
  • Interviewed witnesses, clients, and expert witnesses.
  • Communicate and coordinate the retention of expert witnesses.
  • Obtained expert witnesses for use at trial.
  • Conducted research on and engaged expert witnesses.
  • Arrange for and work with expert witnesses.
  • Located and consulted with expert witnesses.
  • Direct interaction with expert witnesses and opposing counsel.

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32. Uspto

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Here's how Uspto is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Trademark enforcement investigations of newly filed USPTO trademark applications.
  • Finalize new Client Patent Applications for clients from United States and foreign countries and E-File with USPTO.
  • Specialized in the United States prosecution of trademark and copyright applications Analyzed USPTO Office Actions and drafted responses
  • Conduct research via USPTO website regarding trade name availability, service marks, design specifications, etc.
  • Prepare Information Disclosure Statements and PTO 1449 (SB08) forms and file electronically with USPTO.
  • Reviewed USPTO database via private/public PAIR; Obtained digital certificates for attorneys to access PAIR.
  • Prepared various documents for filing in the USPTO including via mail and the e-filing system.
  • Assisted in Annuities process, including communication with client, foreign associates and USPTO.
  • Order Patent Files with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Experience with TTAB proceedings, researching the USPTO and executing SAEGIS trademark searches.
  • Prepared and e-filed necessary responses and application papers with the USPTO via EFS-Web.
  • Filed Change of Name and/or Correspondence Address and Assignments with the USPTO.
  • Check with USPTO to determine if patents have issues to the company.
  • Maintain file of corporate trademark and copyright actions; research in USPTO.gov.
  • Trained staff with online filing procedures at the WIPO and the USPTO.
  • Reported incoming correspondence issued by USPTO and foreign patent offices to clients.
  • Run an Award Program for filed with USPTO Applications and Issued Patents.
  • Reviewed claims to be filed for antecedent basis for multiple USPTO applications.
  • Interfaced with clients; opposing counsel; and USPTO/TTAB attorneys and paralegals.
  • Frequent interaction and resolution with USPTO Examiners on behalf of attorney.

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33. Insurance Companies

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Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Responded to underwriting insurance companies' requests to maintain producer appointments.
  • Drafted pleadings motions and correspondence to insurance companies and opposition.
  • Interacted with Insurance companies regarding environmental coverage and claims.
  • Negotiated bodily injury claims with insurance companies.
  • Negotiate settlements with insurance companies.
  • Helped to develop a new demand package for insurance companies and negotiating and closing cases within six months.
  • Negotiated Property Damage and Bodily Injury claims with insurance companies and other attorneys on behalf of clients.
  • Managed No-Fault-Suits area and responsible for collecting more than $3 million annually from insurance companies.
  • Prepared for and collected documents for annual board meetings for captive reinsurance companies.
  • Subpoena of records from medical providers, insurance companies, WCAB, etc.
  • Worked with insurance companies to determine pay-off for lost wages and injuries.
  • Called in bodily injury claims and gave indexing information to insurance companies.
  • Handled some parts of settlements with both attorneys and insurance companies.
  • Worked closely with clients, the courts and other insurance companies.
  • Hired private investigators for insurance companies.
  • Coordinate's document requests, client appearences, EBTs, and communications with insurance companies

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34. Client Contact

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Here's how Client Contact is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Researched Client contact information and created database for plaintiff & defendant depositions.
  • Maintained client contact and ensured maximized knowledge of specified details and consultations.
  • Established client contact and maintained communication with insurance adjusters/representatives.
  • Drafted Discovery documents based on attorney/client contacts.
  • Supervised Legal Assistants and clerical staff in all phases of client contact and file handling.
  • Experienced heavy client contact with executors, trustees and beneficiaries.
  • Scheduled appointments and maintained client contacts.
  • Supported attorney by providing intensive client contact regarding all aspects of their case.

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35. Pacer

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Here's how Pacer is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Monitored Bankruptcy case status using Pacer
  • Filed Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy using Pacer, Best-Case Bankruptcy Software and ECF; Familiar with Time-Slips Billing.
  • Monitor court or agency activity (via PACER, Harris County e-Services, and RSS feed).
  • Use of Case Management / Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF), and Pacer services.
  • Checked dockets utilizing Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER).
  • Assist in corporate collections matters; bankruptcy court research in PACER.
  • Performed blue booking/cite-checking for Motions; Docket research using PACER.
  • Verified status of bankruptcy in Pacer and any chapter filed.
  • Managed Lexis, ECF, PACER and proprietary client databases.
  • Processed and E-filed bankruptcy Proof of claim via Pacer.
  • Used PACER and E-filed on a daily basis.
  • Utilized Pacer to retrieve and submit case pleadings.
  • Conduct Pacer searches for courts nationwide.
  • Research federal and state court dockets (PACER and JIMS).
  • Research was conducted by using extensively various law enforcement and court online systems including federal system known as PACER and Westlaw.
  • Researched on line data bases such as Zillow.com, Lexis/Nexis and County Assessors Website, PACER in preparation for trial.
  • Performed bankruptcy searches on Pacer and legal research on Westlaw.

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36. Special Projects

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Here's how Special Projects is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Maintained centralized database of worldwide case activity and conducted independent legal research for special projects.
  • Assist with special projects, including company-wide corporate restructuring initiative and equity due diligence.
  • Manage special projects that include internal legal entity reorganizations.
  • Complete special projects as assigned, e.g., development of a Request for Proposal - Response Database.
  • Worked directly with managing attorney on any special projects that were of the highest priority.
  • Liaised with attorneys and clients and managed special projects to secure and protect client portfolios.
  • Prepared reports and completed special projects as required by the HUD contract and management.
  • Worked on special projects working in consult with in-house and outside staff.
  • Conduct research and manage special projects as instructed by the General Counsel.
  • Conduct extensive legal research on corporate matters and special projects as assigned.
  • Managed special projects for the firm, contract attorneys and courts.
  • Research and completing various special projects for manager and attorneys.
  • Worked on special projects for the department as assigned.
  • Serve as point person for special projects.
  • Work on special projects, as assigned.
  • Conduct legal research on special projects.
  • Managed paralegal teams on special projects.
  • Assisted Patent Administrator with special projects.
  • Assisted with department's special projects.
  • Manage teams for special projects.

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37. Settlement Agreements

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Here's how Settlement Agreements is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Policed and enforced trademark rights, drafted infringement letters, assisted in negotiation of settlement and preparation of settlement agreements.
  • Supported General Counsel and outside counsel in the negotiation and preparation of settlement agreements.
  • Draft trademark coexistence settlement agreements and negotiate with third parties regarding execution of agreements.
  • Drafted correspondence, initial responses to attorney demands and settlement agreements.
  • Negotiated and drafted settlement agreements, severance packages and general releases.
  • Drafted settlement agreements, letters of agreement and co-existence agreements.
  • Drafted various matrimonial settlement agreements.
  • Reviewed and negotiated settlement agreements.
  • Drafted contracts, including independent contractor, partnership, management, employment, stock purchase and settlement agreements.
  • Assigned by Lead Partner to proofread and edit settlement agreements, treatises, articles and other work product.
  • Prepared draft discovery requests and responses, pleadings, motions, and settlement agreements.
  • Draft pleadings, settlement agreements, judgments, wills/living wills, and memorandums.
  • Managed settlement agreements, releases, and funding of same.
  • Prepare settlement agreements and follow up with payments on settlements.
  • Evaluated discovery requests, drafted pre-trial reports, mediation summaries, settlement agreements and confidentiality agreements.
  • Prepared legal notices, petitions, stipulations of settlement agreements, Lease negotiations and holdover proceedings.
  • Drafted marital settlement agreements Answered phones, copy, fax, email, calendaring.

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38. Annual Reports

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Here's how Annual Reports is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Drafted and filed entity formation/incorporation documents, drafter operating agreements/bylaws, corporate resolutions, and annual reports.
  • Prepared and filed annual reports nationwide for Company subsidiaries.
  • Created a spreadsheet of our organization structure to help track due dates for annual reports and other filings.
  • Maintain corporate books and handle all annual reports in the various states in which they are qualified.
  • Performed state filings of registration statements, prospectuses, SAI, annual reports and sales literature.
  • Created monthly and annual reports of work volume and productivity to analyze trends and personnel requirements.
  • Maintained Shareholder and Trustee matters regarding Annual Reports and Forms 3, 4 and 5.
  • Oversee financial records, annual reports, and internal & external audits of national charity.
  • File Annual Reports for the states in which the entities are registered.
  • Draft and review annual reports, quarterly reports and all SEC filings.
  • Completed and filed applications for State licenses and Annual Reports.
  • Prepared annual consents and annual reports both foreign and domestic.
  • File and renew fictitious name filings and annual reports.
  • Filed annual reports in each registered state.
  • Prepare and file annual reports.
  • Prepared corporate consents and resolutions and filedannual reports.
  • Certificate of Authority as a foreign entity and annual reports) to ensure compliance with each state within the U.S.
  • Prepare all statutory filings and submissions of Annual Reports in a timely manner.

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39. Government Agencies

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Here's how Government Agencies is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Investigated discrimination charges and prepared responses to government agencies, resulting in no findings of discrimination against the company.
  • Managed information requests from government agencies, courts and third-parties and diligently coordinated company-wide responses to same.
  • Coordinated the production and organization of required documents for release to government agencies.
  • Facilitated and reviewed all written submissions to government agencies both federal and provincial/state.
  • Maintained client communication and corresponded with various courts and other government agencies.
  • Work with company personnel, outside counsel and government agencies regarding company policies and the operation of retail drug stores.
  • Obtain all necessary information and materials from vendors, clients and government agencies such as the USPTO and PAIR.
  • Interact with outside entities (clients, government agencies, opposing parties, consultants, etc.).
  • Act as liaison between lawyer and clients; act as liaison between clients and government agencies.
  • Prepare concise reports, suitable for submission to government agencies, courts and insurance carriers.
  • Communicated with government agencies, courts, clients, banks, and opposing counsel.
  • Communicated with clients, government agencies and other involved parties.
  • Communicate with various legal and government agencies regarding case matters.
  • Obtain and/or verify types of information to include case status and disposition in response to inquiries from various Government agencies.
  • Serve as liaison between attorneys, clients, healthcare providers, insurance carriers, law firms and government agencies.
  • document review projects with most of the larger law firms in Chicago and local government agencies.

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40. Attorney Calendar

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Here's how Attorney Calendar is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Coordinated multifaceted office functions encompassing: attorney calendar management, travel arrangements and scheduling of conference rooms for disposition proceedings.
  • Organized travel arrangements, scheduled meetings and maintained attorney calendars and time.
  • Coordinate attorney calendars to ensure accuracy of coverage for all jurisdictions.
  • Manage multiple attorney calendars and travel arrangements.
  • Maintain case files and attorney calendars for 5 attorneys.
  • Maintain attorney calendars, schedule mediations, depositions and client-attorney meetings.
  • Maintain Attorney calendar for deadlines, workflow and follow ups.
  • Manage attorney calendar to include applicable deadlines and meetings.

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41. Employment Laws

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Here's how Employment Laws is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Labor and Employment Law Division Managed a large volume of labor and employment lawsuits and EEOC charges.
  • Researched and created client training program describing employment laws affecting the workplace.
  • Researched applicable employment laws and statutes.
  • Interpreted and analyzed labor and employment laws and trends.
  • Perform paralegal and docketing duties for 11 litigators, primarily defending federal labor and employment lawsuits.
  • Researched complex legal issues, summarizing analyzed data and investigating facts and all applicable employment laws.

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43. Client Files

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Here's how Client Files is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Supervised the process of converting the firm to paperless by managing the integrity of client files and records.
  • Manage 700+ client files and related processing associated with trials and client services.
  • Manage all new client intakes and open all new client files.
  • Review all client files to ensure all CIS requirements are met.
  • Maintain and update client files within client database management system
  • Maintain client files including indexing and tabbing.
  • Maintained a variety of controls/logs reflecting personnel actions, client files, training requirements, overtime, and vacation usage.

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44. Concordance

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Here's how Concordance is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Provided in-house presentation support assisting attorneys in organizing and developing cases using Summation, Concordance, Trial Director and/or Sanction II.
  • Maintained Concordance and/or Summation document databases and traveled to client locations to review documents in response to discovery requests.
  • Assisted in preparing privilege logs and voluminous document review utilizing Concordance and Relativity.
  • Coordinated analyst to provide leadership with concordance and summation with other review platforms.
  • Attended Concordance and Summation training seminars.
  • Reviewed, analyzed and coded documents in Dolphin, Summation, Concordance and Relativity for the purposes of production.
  • Maintained documents in Concordance and created reports, programs, and databases for attorneys.
  • Utilize Summation, Concordance, CaseMap, IPRO and other proprietary software.
  • Created tag list and performed keyword and phrase searches using Concordance.
  • Managed documents in Summation and Concordance databases and created Excel spreadsheets.
  • Manage all documents on Concordance.
  • Coordinate document review and production utilizing Relativity and Concordance Coordination of trial witnesses and expert witness for trial testimony.
  • Searched database for relevant documents using Concordance and Westlaw.
  • Worked closely with the IT Department and with outside vendors to create and maintain Concordance and/or Summation databases.
  • Performed Concordance database searches and reviewed the coded documents using an Opticon viewer.
  • Search documents from databases in Access, Concordance, IConect, and Excel.
  • Typed and reviewed Briefs for trial Prepared deposition designations Performed research using Concordance and Summation Databases.

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45. Deposition Summaries

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Here's how Deposition Summaries is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Promoted to night supervisor and then team leader of Senior Paralegals preparing deposition summaries.
  • Scheduled depositions and hearings as well as prepared deposition summaries.
  • Review deposition testimony and prepare deposition summaries.
  • Prepared medical and deposition summaries, trial exhibits, jury instructions and witness preparation.
  • Prepared deposition summaries, medical summaries and legal research.
  • Prepare deposition summaries for all attorneys on staff.
  • Prepare a large number of deposition summaries.
  • Case management, calendaring, organize and request all records, deposition prep, deposition summaries, Trial presentations, etc.

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46. Business Units

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Here's how Business Units is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Work with various business units to obtain information and create reports and procure documents in response to Attorney General investigations/requests.
  • Received company award for excellence in providing training to marketing and business units regarding trademark and copyright usage.
  • Assisted in-house counsel advising the consumer telephone products and business telephone systems business units.
  • Communicate with business units to determine appropriate corporate contacts to represent company in depositions.
  • Traveled Responsible for drafting Confidential Disclosure Agreements for two strategic business units.
  • Provide paralegal support to asset-based lending and other business units.
  • Provided legal support to business units and affiliated companies.
  • Collaborated with Legal Team members, business units and marketing team on trademark and copyright status and managed internal contract database.
  • Worked with sales and other business units to make sure all required approvals are obtained if necessary for non-standard agreements.
  • Serve as the Assistant Secretary for McKesson and its subsidiaries, handling administrative work for specific corporate and business units.
  • Worked with Business Units to minimize risk in indemnification and other commercial issues, including privacy and data security.
  • Created form agreements for sales, marketing, public relations and media/content business units, one-off agreements as needed.
  • Managed master contract file and provided contract related information and policy to sales and other business units.
  • Coordinate receipt of service of process and assisting internal departments and business units on responses.
  • Serve as liaison between multiple business units, opposing counsel and witnesses.
  • Worked with attorneys to produce consistent contracts across Investor Services business units.
  • Assisted several business units with development of work processes and procedures.
  • Advised Business Units of impact and risk of requested changes.
  • Review of contracts for various business units.
  • Assigned to support multiple business units managing pre-suit claims and active litigation matters across multiple business lines.

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47. Trademark Applications

low Demand
Here's how Trademark Applications is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Prepared cost estimates utilizing Global IP Estimator to assist clients in determining the feasibility of filing new international trademark applications.
  • Lead paralegal responsible for overall management of 9,000 trademark applications/registrations worldwide for Novartis' Oncology business.
  • Drafted and electronically filed U.S. trademark applications and prosecution documents.
  • Filed and prosecuted U.S. trademark applications.
  • Filed intent-to-use and use-based trademark applications.
  • File trademark applications and maintenance documents through the United States Patent and Trademark Office's electronic filing system.
  • Prepare and file trademark applications with the Trademark Office.
  • Prepare drafts of state and federal trademark applications.
  • Coordinate and manage trademark filings worldwide; Prepare trademark applications and monitor their status.

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48. Corporate Documents

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Here's how Corporate Documents is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Obtained and reviewed corporate documents and lien search reports and summarized information contained therein.
  • Prepare corporate resolutions, minutes and other relative corporate documents.
  • Prepared resolutions, consents and other corporate documents.
  • Assist with creation of board and shareholder materials Manage approval and signature process for a variety of corporate documents and agreements.
  • Assisted attorneys with reviewing, drafting and negotiating corporate documents, correspondence, contract termination letters and leases.
  • Draft and coordinate execution of corporate documents, including contracts, written consents, resolutions, and minutes.
  • Utilize CT Advantage software to order good standings and certified copies of corporate documents.
  • Assisted with the preparation of corporate documents for electronic filing with the SEC.
  • Researched, reviewed and prepared a broad range of legal and corporate documents.
  • Prepare Corporate Documents (Agreements, Resolutions, Minutes, Stock Certificates)
  • Prepare loan and corporate documents in connection with real estate acquisitions.
  • Maintain corporate documents and seals.
  • Researched banking laws to ensure all corporate documents, forms and marketing materials were in compliance with current laws and regulations.
  • Manage corporate governance matters including incorporations, minute books, corporate documents, officer and director lists and corporate data sheets.

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49. Powerpoint

low Demand
Here's how Powerpoint is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Prepared and executed PowerPoint presentations incorporating video clips of deposition testimony for use during trial and arbitration proceedings.
  • Prepared and presented PowerPoint presentation on Administrative Mandamus to County Attorney Work Group.
  • Compiled and summarized data into PowerPoint presentations for attorney presentation to management.
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations for firm marketing events.
  • Create PowerPoint presentations to educate sales team in commercial areas of negotiation.
  • Operated Microsoft programs (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel).
  • Develop Powerpoint presentations for attorneys to use for Opening Statement and cross-examine witnesses at trial.

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50. HR

low Demand
Here's how HR is used in Senior Paralegal jobs:
  • Investigated and prepared the institutions position statements for filing with various administrative agencies in and throughout the Washington metropolitan area.
  • Received excellent performance evaluations and numerous bonuses throughout tenure as recognition for dedication and associate-level work product far exceeding requirements.
  • Selected among three senior paralegals as Interim Paralegal Manager; outstanding performance led to promotion to Assistant Paralegal Manger.
  • Assisted supervising attorney with the filing and maintenance of over three hundred domestic and international patent applications.
  • Provided counseling and corrective action plans for an organization with 5,000 individuals through formal disciplinary polices.
  • Point person throughout the enterprise in support of a significant T-Mobile corporate entity reorganization project.
  • Developed documentation for closing transactions involving asset-backed securities, mortgage pass-through loans and subsequent transfers.
  • Prepare and prosecute trademark applications from submission of applications through issuance of Certificates of Registration.
  • Collaborated with various Default Departments to develop greater efficiency and address issues throughout foreclosure process.
  • Prepared responses to interrogatories through transcription along with correspondence to clients and opposing counsel.
  • Supervised Trial Defense Office operations and guided subordinates through complex paralegal administrative issues.
  • Reviewed Foreclosure & Litigation files for client curtailment rebuttal and prepared chronologies.
  • Communicated and assisted clients regularly through medical treatment and discovery process.
  • Supported and integrated an increased number of subsidiaries gained through acquisition.
  • Prepare chronology of medical treatment and document lawsuit-related medical expenses.
  • Draft legal documents and prepare chronological summaries of medical reports.
  • Supported discovery efforts through document review and preparation of summaries.
  • Coordinate document production tasks through internal departments and outside vendors.
  • Conducted investigations and located witnesses located throughout United States.
  • Supported multiple Derivative Negotiators throughout the entire documentation process.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Senior Paralegal

Legal Documents23.9%
Trial Preparation14.3%
Counsel10.7%
Ensure Compliance6.4%
Paralegals6.1%
Real Estate4.8%
Personal Injury Cases3.3%
Medical Records3.2%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Senior Paralegal

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Legal Documents
Legal Documents
19.1%
19.1%
2
2
Trial Preparation
Trial Preparation
11.4%
11.4%
3
3
Counsel
Counsel
8.5%
8.5%
4
4
Ensure Compliance
Ensure Compliance
5.1%
5.1%
5
5
Paralegals
Paralegals
4.9%
4.9%
6
6
Real Estate
Real Estate
3.8%
3.8%
7
7
Personal Injury Cases
Personal Injury Cases
2.6%
2.6%
8
8
Medical Records
Medical Records
2.6%
2.6%
9
9
Civil Litigation
Civil Litigation
2.5%
2.5%
10
10
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property
2.4%
2.4%
11
11
Due Diligence
Due Diligence
2.2%
2.2%
12
12
Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy
2.2%
2.2%
13
13
Document Production
Document Production
2.2%
2.2%
14
14
Affidavits
Affidavits
2%
2%
15
15
Court Hearings
Court Hearings
1.7%
1.7%
16
16
Law Firm
Law Firm
1.5%
1.5%
17
17
Legal Department
Legal Department
1.4%
1.4%
18
18
Federal Courts
Federal Courts
1.3%
1.3%
19
19
Litigation Support
Litigation Support
1.2%
1.2%
20
20
Lexis
Lexis
1.2%
1.2%
21
21
Family Law
Family Law
1.1%
1.1%
22
22
Internet
Internet
1%
1%
23
23
Medical Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
0.9%
0.9%
24
24
Document Management
Document Management
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
Document Review
Document Review
0.8%
0.8%
26
26
New Clients
New Clients
0.8%
0.8%
27
27
UCC
UCC
0.8%
0.8%
28
28
Premises Liability
Premises Liability
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
Insurance Defense
Insurance Defense
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
Status Reports
Status Reports
0.7%
0.7%
31
31
Expert Witnesses
Expert Witnesses
0.7%
0.7%
32
32
Uspto
Uspto
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
Client Contact
Client Contact
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
Pacer
Pacer
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
Special Projects
Special Projects
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Settlement Agreements
Settlement Agreements
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Annual Reports
Annual Reports
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Government Agencies
Government Agencies
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Attorney Calendar
Attorney Calendar
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Employment Laws
Employment Laws
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Legal Matters
Legal Matters
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Client Files
Client Files
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Concordance
Concordance
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
Deposition Summaries
Deposition Summaries
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Business Units
Business Units
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Trademark Applications
Trademark Applications
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
Corporate Documents
Corporate Documents
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
0.5%
0.5%
50
50
HR
HR
0.5%
0.5%

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