Morgan & Morgan Litigation Paralegal in Lakeland, Florida
At Morgan & Morgan, the work we do matters. For millions of Americans, we’re the last line of defense against big companies that will trample anyone in their path to make a quick buck. From attorneys to client support staff to the marketing and web teams, every member of our firm has a key role to play in the fight for consumer rights.
It’s a fight we are winning, having recovered more than $9 billion for hundreds of thousands of people.
Our over 3,000 employees are all united by one mission: For The People. We’re not just another law firm. There’s only one Morgan & Morgan, and we’ll say it again — the work we do matters.
So, are you ready to join the fight?
We are seeking an experienced, detail-oriented Litigation Paralegal to join our Lakeland office. As a Litigation Paralegal you will work closely with our talented attorneys providing support before, during and after trials.
Prepare legal documents including pleadings, motions, affidavits, complaints, legal memoranda
E-file all court documents in state and federal court
Communications with clients, court, counsel, and others.
Conduct legal research and factual investigation
Prepare discovery documents, interrogatories, and responses
Draft and server summons
Coordinate and summarize depositions
Prepare trial binders and exhibits
Drafting pleadings, motions and appellate documents and filing them with the court
Performing administrative duties (calendar hearings and deadlines, organize case files, manage logistics)
Maintain pleadings and discovery indexes
Organize exhibits, documents, evidence, briefs, and appendices
Aid attorney with interrogatories and other discovery requests
Gather relevant information from a variety of sources
Liaise between trial teams and internal/external third parties
Help witness's preparation
Help with case settlements
Assisting with other tasks as requested by the attorney
Associate degree, certificate, or equivalent work experience (preferred)
Bilingual English and Spanish. (preferred)
At least 2+ years of working experience in legal services under an attorney or lawyer in a law firm setting.
Completion of a nationally accredited paralegal program (preferred)
Experience in Personal Injury, WC, Premises, or other injury related practice areas. (preferred)
Must possess the ability to multi-task, prioritize, handle a fast-paced environment, and manage workload with a positive attitude and minimal supervision.
Great written and communication skills, be proficient in calendar depositions, mediation, and hearings with attention to detail
Applicable knowledge of motions, discovery, evidence, litigation documentation, court rules, and procedures, practices, etc.
Highly organized with the ability to juggle multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Extensive computer and database expertise, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and type no less than 35 wpm.
This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.
Morgan & Morgan is a leading personal injury law firm dedicated to protecting the people, not the powerful. This success starts with our staff.
We offer an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.