The Houston office of Cozen O’Connor is seeking an experienced litigation paralegal to support the attorneys in the Global Insurance Department. The candidate should have strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, experience handling complex matters involving catastrophic injuries, and the ability to prioritize and balance a variety of tasks. The ideal candidate has 5+ years of litigation experience, including insurance coverage experience, and thrives in a fast-paced, high intensity environment. The candidate will be expected to work flexible hours and overtime as needed.
Assist attorneys in with all aspects of trial preparation.
Assist in preparing legal documents including motions, contracts, and agreements.
Case file management (create, organize, track and maintain files; monitor calendars and meeting deadlines; document actions; input information into file database and case management software).
Oversee/assist with the discovery process, including the analysis of medical records obtaining IME’s, scheduling depositions, assisting with discovery requests and responses, and preparing /filing pleadings, privilege logs and memoranda.
Establish and maintain strong communications with clients, experts, witnesses, etc.
Perform factual research and investigation addressing various trial issues.
Utilize computer databases to organize, store and access information; conduct moderately complex research on LEXIS, Westlaw and other online computer assisted research databases.
Trial preparation and attendance at trial (organizing evidence, preparing exhibits, scheduling witnesses, ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed).
Keep apprised of all developments of E-discovery, including the technical aspects of collecting, reviewing, and producing electronically stored information (state and federal court).
Proficiency in Excel®, Pacer, Relativity, LiveNote, Case/Time Map, Adobe Acrobat, and Trial Director preferred.
A four year bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate required.
Cozen O’Connor is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.
Cozen O’Connor is committed to employing a diverse complement of attorneys and staff, and to fostering greater inclusion in the legal profession. We understand the organizational effectiveness that comes from welcoming and valuing difference within the firm, and we know that assembling a team with a rich diversity of perspectives and experience is necessary to providing the highest quality legal service. We encourage candidates to apply and join us in this effort.