Mass Tort Managing Paralegal

To be considered for this position, please call 866-695-0946 and follow the instructions outlined by our Managing Partner. You can also send us an email at careers@chaffinluhana.com for more information.

About:

The Mass Tort Managing Paralegal will play a key role within the firmThey will be managing all paralegals in the Mass Tort Division and will be responsible for overall caseload management and case specific metricsThey will work closely with the Mass Tort Managing Partner and the Mass Tort Case Specific Attorneys.

Responsibilities:

  • Help coordinate onboarding and training of all new paralegals in the division. 
  • Coordinate caseloads management and allocate cases to different paralegals. 
  • Lead and manage all paralegals in the division on case specific metrics.  
  • Update records in the firm’s case management system (Litify). 
  • Draft and review various legal documents, including complaints, answers, discovery requests, responses, and settlement agreements, while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail.   
  • Analyze and summarize medical records, ensuring the accurate presentation of medical information in the context of each case. 
  • Conduct in-depth legal research to support case strategies, prepare motions, and stay up to date with relevant laws, regulations, and precedents. 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university or equivalent experience within a law firm. 
  • Strong understanding of legal terminology, court procedures, and mass torts injury law is desirable. 
  • 5-9+ years of experience as a paralegal. 
  • Paralegal professional certification preferred.   
  • Comprehensive knowledge of mass tort injury law, civil litigation, and relevant legal terminology, with a track record of successfully supporting attorneys in mass tort injury cases. 
  • Collaborative and cooperative mindset, capable of working effectively within a team-oriented environment and supporting colleagues and ability to drive high performing teams.   
  • Analytical and resourceful problem-solving skills to identify and resolve issues efficiently.   
  • Exemplary ethical conduct, maintaining confidentiality, and adhering to high professional standards.   
  • Exemplifies Chaffin Luhana LLP’s Core Values of Doing Good by Doing Right ™: Results Driven, Excellence Without Paralysis, Compassionate and Authentic, In It Together, and Innovative Growth.   
  • Adheres to all government and industry regulations, including settlement disbursements and the protection of regulated sensitive data.   
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.   
  • Problem-solving mindset, with the ability to identify process improvements and implement solutions.   
  • Maintain confidentiality of all Confidential Information of clients and of the company.  
  • Excellent analytical skills, with a keen eye for detail and a commitment to accuracy.   
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and time management skills.   
  • Ability to handle frequent pressures, time deadlines, and multi-task. 
  • Direct reports: Senior Paralegals, Mass Tort Paralegals, and Quality Control Manager. 

Benefits:

Financial Benefits 

  • 401k Contributions: Discretionary match contribution of 5%, with the Firm matching 100% of the first 3% of the employee’s contribution and 50% of the employee’s next 2% of contribution of the employee’s annual compensation. 
  • Charitable Donations: The Chaffin Luhana Foundation makes an annual donation to the charity of your choice. 

Medical Benefits 

  •  Healthcare Insurance: $460 per employee or family towards their monthly health premium. If your premium is less than $460, you will be responsible for only the first $1. 
  • Dental Insurance: Full coverage towards an employee’s dental premium, less than $1 monthly. You will only pay $12 a year for your dental plan. 
  • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA): Contribute up to $500 pre-tax towards your annual medical deductible. 
  • Family / Dependent Care: You can contribute up to $5,000 pre-tax Dependent Care (DCR). 
  • Flex Spending Account: Contribute up to $1,000 pre-tax towards your medical Flex Spending Account (FSA). 

Commuter Benefits 

  • Tax-free Transit Commute: You can contribute up to $280 per month pre-tax towards your transit ticket (TRN). 
  • Discounted Parking: You can contribute up to $280 per month pre-tax towards a pay-for-parking plan (PKG). 

Time Off to Recharge and Renew 

  • Time Off: 15 paid time off (PTO) days / 20 PTO days after 3 years with the Firm. 
  • Sick Days: 3 sick days per year. 
  • Celebrate the Holidays: Office closed for 10 public holidays. 
  • Weeklong Holiday Break: Office usually closed for at least a week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. 

Culture and Development of Team 

  • Casual Dress: Enjoy our business casual dress code. 
  • Enhance Your Skills: Up to $500 annually for continued education/training. 
  • Learn How You’re Wired: Our employees take a Kolbe Assessment so they can learn their instinctive method of operation. Identify the ways that you and the team you work with are the most productive. 
  • Time Management: Time Management Luncheons with senior management team to take your projects, team, and organization to the next level. 
  • Free Workouts: Free access to GreenTree SportsPlex for Pittsburgh office. 

Recognition at the Firm 

  • Value Team Members: Bonusly points for a peer-to-peer recognition system. You give and receive points that you can redeem for gift cards, trips, dinners, etc. 
  • Eat, Drink & Be Merry: Free team lunches and happy hours. 
  • Annual Bonus: Year-end discretionary bonus. 
  • Annual Firm Outing: Yearly firm outing for all of our employees to meet up and have fun. 

Note:

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions an employee in this position may be asked to perform.  Duties, responsibilities, and requirements can be added, changed, or reduced by management to meet the business needs of the company. 

Chaffin Luhana LLP does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities.