Paralegal in Roanoke, VA at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 9/23/2019

Career Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Roanoke, VA
  • Career Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/23/2019

Career Description



Job Description

SUMMARY
The Paralegal will work closely with attorneys on a variety of litigation matters, with emphasis on asbestos defense litigation, assisting with all aspects of case intake and management.  Litigation assistance shall include: general administration, management, and organization of a significant caseload; review, analysis, editing and summarization of a variety of legal documents; tracking and meeting deadlines; data entry in various systems for purposes of tracking litigation metrics; and discovery and deposition preparation assistance.    

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Intake, initial review and summary of complaints.  Disbursement of complaints to local counsel and insurance carriers.
  • Monitor matters from start to finish.
  • Manage files, track and comply with deadlines, assist with deposition preparation, and review and summarize depositions, documents and pretrial reports.
  • Data entry and database maintenance.
  • Conduct legal and factual research and analyze the same, including statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes, documents, court records, real estate records, historical files and on-line resources.  
  • Research, track and manage insurance coverage.
    Interact with attorneys (in-house and outside counsel) as well as other professionals regarding cases, strategy, and settlement.
  • Review settlement agreements and process settlement payments. 
  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures for litigation.
  • Draft letters, memos and correspondence to internal and external persons.
  • Review, analyze and edit pleadings, briefs, affidavits, motions, memoranda, and discovery.
  • Other duties as assigned, including equally shared administrative duties with other paralegals in the department.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong attention to detail, critical thinking, prioritization and proofreading skills. 
  • Extremely organized with a strong sense of priority, urgency and commitment to deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft products (Word, Outlook, Excel (especially), and PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of and experience with liability insurance coverage and insurance defense work.
  • Should have experience with discovery and trial preparation.
  • Working knowledge of legal terminology; helpful to have working knowledge of civil litigation rules, procedures and processes as well.
  • Experience with document retention and/or litigation hold procedures is a plus.
  • Experience with corporate and transactional legal work is a plus.
  • Dependability and reliability. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. 
  • Ability to work independently (but also as a team player) and to initiate and coordinate projects.
  • Ability to understand general business operations, issues and dynamics beyond the scope of basic legal issues

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of litigation paralegal experience or Paralegal Certificate and 3-5 years of litigation paralegal experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Experience with mass tort, asbestos, class action and/or benzene litigation is a significant plus. 
  • Experience with and knowledge of insurance defense work and insurance claims management and coverage is preferable. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • None

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Paralegal Certification preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.