The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), the sixth largest transportation company in the nation, is recruiting for Paralegals (Litigation) in its Legal Department.
These positions under the Secretarial/ Support Staff Supervisor will be responsible for assisting the Legal Department through pre-trial and post-trial stages of claims development, legal research and the preparation and filing of legal documents. The starting salary range for this position is 43K to $54K.
1. Assists the attorneys of the Legal Division in the drafting of legal documents.
2. Responsible for the preparation of Motions and Stipulations.
3. Drafts discovery, including interrogatories and answers.
4. Responsible for scheduling depositions; this includes contacting opposing parties for mutually convenient date/time, preparing/sending deposition notice, calendaring scheduled dates on Outlook calendar and inviting all parties, securing witnesses/employees to be deposed, and securing court reporting services when necessary.
5. Obtains medical records/reports, records and other factual information in preparation of litigation as required.
6. Drafts medical record summaries in preparation of litigation.
7. Assists in the writing of briefs.
8. Assists attorneys at arbitration/trial.
9. Performs legal research as needed.
10. Performs other duties by management as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
• Associate's degree in Paralegal Studies from an accredited program plus four (4) years of experience as a Paralegal required.
• In lieu of the above listed qualifications and experience, a candidate with a Paralegal Certificate from an American Bar Association (ABA) approved program plus five (5) years paralegal experience; OR, a Bachelor's degree in Paralegal Studies plus two years of paralegal experience will satisfy the minimum position requirements.
• Previous litigation/insurance defense paralegal experience preferred.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook required.
• Must have the ability to type and to coordinate the preparation of lengthy documents.
• In depth knowledge of legal terminology, court rules, court procedures and e-filing required.
• Candidate must be flexible and solution-oriented with the ability to work under pressure.
• Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills (including grammar, punctuation, spelling and proofreading) required.
• Must have the ability to work independently and/or in a team under moderate supervision.
• Must be able to handle highly confidential matters.
• Must be detail-oriented with the ability to manage time effectively.