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Paralegal / Legal Assistant in Newark, DE at CRS Group

Date Posted: 10/3/2018

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Job Description

Paralegal / Legal Assistant
Duration: 6-month contract
Location: Newark, DE
Overview: The CRS Group is currently looking for a Paralegal / Legal Assistant for one of our clients in the Newark area. The CRS Group is a nationwide Staffing Firm who works primarily with Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 corporations.
Job Description:
  • Review new file assignments, draft initial pleadings (e.g. answer, motion, etc.), and draft discovery
  • Prepare brief to assist client in presenting case in small claims court 
  • Draft responses to discovery demand 
  • Assist clients in answering questions regarding discovery 
  • Review and serve responses to discovery demands 
  • Assist attorney in preparing materials for trial, arbitration or mediation 
  • Assist with the identification and summarizing of relevant issues; continually monitor issues and update attorney, as appropriate 
  • Review new and proposed legislation and determine applicability 

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related field -or- American Bar Association (ABA) approved Paralegal Certificate 
  • Insurance-industry experience preferred 
  • Knowledge of legal holds and discovery processes 
  • Analytical skills and strong attention to detail 
  • Ability to identify, prioritize and solve problems effectively regarding basic matters 
  • Ability to work in diverse, multi-office, and long-distance environments 
  • Basic budget management skills and ability to reconcile expense reports 
  • Basic project management skills and experience interacting with law firm/vendors 
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information 
  • Basic researching, proofreading, and formatting skills 
  • Ability to collaborate and interact with all levels of personnel and build strong relationships with business colleagues 
  • High degree of ethics and integrity 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, advanced written and oral communication and effective customer service skills 
  • Ability to identify inconsistencies in routine work and initiate corrective action within own workflow 
  • Able to deliver results with a sense of urgency 
  • Adapts well to change; able to multi-task and make effective decisions in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment 
  • Is a proactive self-starter who is able to manage his/her time effectively and work independently 
  • Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this job
  • The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen

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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.