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Litigation Paralegal

J.B. Hunt Transport

J.B. Hunt Transport

Legal
Lowell, AR, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Job Title:

Litigation Paralegal

Department:

Legal, Compliance & Audit

Country:

United States of America

State/Province:

Arkansas

City:

Lowell

Full/Part Time:

Full time

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, this position assists litigation counsel in completing routine legal issues, researching applicable law sources, drafting legal documents for internal and external legal offices, completing information requests, and other administrative tasks. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining claim management system databases, litigation deadlines, and records of expenses.

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the discovery process through reviewing and drafting initial documents and answers to be sent to outside counsel and collecting relevant factual information from internal databases.
  • Respond to routine correspondence from internal and external parties following established procedures not requiring management review.
  • Maintain Claim Management System databases through recording new lawsuits and assigning appropriate coding and system flags.
  • Conduct initial claims investigations and collect law sources for litigation counsel such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, and legal codes for preparation of executive summaries and legal documents.
  • Maintain active litigation calendars for trials, mediation, settlement conferences, and other legal deadlines.
  • Notify litigation administration about concerns on litigation files.
  • Assist in processing expense invoices and filing for claim expense reimbursement from excess and surplus lines insurance carriers.
  • Maintain records of unbilled expenses, accounts receivable transaction entries, and payments received.
  • Perform additional duties as needed

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field; 1-2 years of related experience and/or training OR equivalent combination of education, experience, or military equivalent AND/OR Demonstration of the following skills and abilities through education, certifications, military, or other experiences:
  • Ability to process information with high levels of accuracy
  • Ability to interpret information to form decisions
  • Ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas through various mediums
  • Knowledge of approaches and techniques for recognizing and resolving problems


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Paralegal Degree or Juris Doctorate
  • Experience drafting and reviewing legal documents
  • Experience working in a corporate legal environment/department
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of transportation and logistics
  • Knowledge of legal terminology
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Knowledge of discovery procedures and litigation documentation


This position is not eligible for employment-based sponsorship.

Compensation:

Factors which may affect starting pay within this range may include skills, education, experience, geography, and other qualifications of the successful candidate. This position may be eligible for annual bonus and incentives based on profitability or volumes in accordance with the terms of the Company’s bonus and incentive plans, as applicable and in effect from time to time.

Benefits:

The Company offers the following benefits for full-time positions, subject to applicable eligibility requirements, as may be in effect from time to time: medical benefit, dental benefit, vision benefit, 401(k) retirement plan, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, paid time off commensurate with tenure (includes vacation and sick time), six weeks of paid maternity leave along with two weeks of paid parental leave, and six paid holidays annually.

Education:

Bachelors: Business Administration/Management (Required), Doctorate: Law, GED (Required), High School (Required)

Work Experience:

Legal

Job Opening ID:

00549493 Litigation Paralegal (Open)

“This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements 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.”

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, persons with disabilities, protected veterans or other bases by applicable law.