Homeowner’s Insurance Defense Paralegal

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Homeowner’s Insurance Defense Paralegal

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Direct (Permanent) Full Time

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NA

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Direct (Permanent) Full Time

NA

February 09, 2024

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Job ID: 1364093_1707515658

February 09, 2024

Job ID: 1364093_1707515658

Job Summary

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An insurance defense law firm located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida seeks a Homeowner's Insurance Defense Paralegal. Their busy Homeowners Insurance Defense division is seeking a full-time litigation paralegal with 2+ years experience in homeowners insurance. As a paralegal in this division the individual would support attorneys in their practice by assisting with gathering, analyzing, and organizing information; drafting legal pleadings, discovery summaries and responses, motions, trial preparations and other documents.

The following is a summary of the job duties for the position:

  • Research file documents (i.e. company or claim files) to determine and identify relevant information and additional witnesses contained therein to create potential witness list and case binders; and for possible future discovery via subpoena, public records request, and/or authorizations.
  • Prepare various discovery requests, responses, and summaries of same.
  • Summarize various records
  • Prepare detailed chronology of claims handling
  • Gather relevant documents for attorney's use in upcoming depositions, meetings, telephone conferences, etc.
  • LexisNexis research to locate witnesses and obtain background information.
  • LexisNexis research involving caselaw on a case by case basis
  • Locate and retain experts for site inspections, trial, etc.
  • Prepare trial disclosures; trial notebooks; and exhibits for use at trial.
  • Must possess excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Collaborate with attorneys and provide general support in all aspects of insurance defense litigation.
  • Manage and organize case files, ensuring all documentation is accurate and up to date.
  • Review and analyze relevant statutes, regulations, and court rules.
  • Draft and edit correspondence, memos, and other legal documents.
  • Performs factual and technical investigation and analysis of case issues

** Paralegal Preferred Skills/Qualifications:**

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as an insurance defense paralegal, with a focus on first party property insurance defense.
  • Time Entry/billing experience
  • E-filing and E-Portal experience
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Strong knowledge of insurance defense law and litigation procedures.
  • Proficiency in legal research tools, such as LexisNexis or Westlaw.
  • Experience with case management software and document management systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to analyze complex information.
  • Strong organizational and time management abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Familiarity with Florida civil procedure rules and court filing requirements.
  • Professional demeanor and ability to maintain client confidentiality.
  • Optional: Certification as a Certified Paralegal (CP) through NALA or other relevant certification.
  • Bilingual a plus

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply - 60 days

Benefits:

  • Health insurance - We pay 70% of single coverage
  • Dental insurance - Employee Contribution
  • Vision insurance - Employment Contribution
  • Retirement plan - The firm contributes 4%
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
1364093_1707515658

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