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Paralegal - Personal Injury

Company: Elgen Staffing
Location: Hackensack
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Our client, a prominent law firm with offices throughout New Jersey, has an immediate need for an experienced Personal Injury Paralegal, to join their winning team in Hackensack.

Our candidate of choice will assist with everything from clerical duties such as answering phones to supporting lawyers in the litigation and legal process of each case.


Understand medical terminology, common injuries, and basic human anatomy.
Assist with personal injury claims, including discovery and settlements.
Interview and screen prospective clients.
Communicating with clients, law offices, insurance adjusters, medical offices, and experts.
Assist in preparing for depositions, mediations, arbitrations, and trials.
Prepare and file complaints, motions, briefs, and arbitration statements; prepare special packages, discovery demands, and answers to interrogatories. Review the discovery provided and summarize deposition testimony.
Compose e-mails and correspondence.
Monitor deadlines and be proficient in maintaining the law office calendar.
Prepare disbursement of settlement funds and request checks from the accounting department
Answering inquiries from potential new clients

Preparing witnesses and clients for depositions.
Make travel arrangements for attorneys.
Transcribing legal documents, if applicable.
Scheduling court hearings, depositions, and other proceedings.
Trial preparation.


General knowledge of the medical field and insurance policies is needed in everyday tasks as a personal injury paralegal.
Investigative skills are valued, as you may need to take photos of a scene, interview witnesses, and obtain more information on your own.
Great communication is key, especially when it comes to confusing and complex legal documents.
Trial preparation and expertise is important if a settlement can't be reached.
Privacy and professionalism go hand in hand. You'll need to respect HIPAA laws and the privacy of your clients.
Teamwork and collaborative skills are paramount in working with lawyers, clients, and employees at the firm.
At least 5 years of working experience as a legal assistant or legal secretary in the Personal Injury and or Workers Compensation on the Plaintiff side.
Familiarity with New Jersey e-courts, NJ Courts rules and legal procedures.
Knowledge of day-to-day operations and law operations.
Computer Literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suites, SmartAdvocate or Cases Management systems and Scanning.
Bilingual in English/Spanish - fluency in writing and oral.
Possess advanced secretarial and administrative skills.
Able to multitask and handle an average of 150 cases in support of the PI team.
Must possess a minimum High School or GED equivalent with a Paralegal Certificate or and associate degree, Bachelor's degree

Please apply today to be one of the first people considered for this position!

Elgen Staffing is the fastest growing staffing agency in New Jersey. With a deep understanding of today's hiring trends and technologies we have the ability to leverage the most effective recruiting methods to find the best candidates across numerous markets and industries and place them into the appropriate position successfully. Please allow us to help you find your dream job today!

Keywords: Elgen Staffing, Hackensack , Paralegal - Personal Injury, Legal , Hackensack, New Jersey

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