Senior Paralegal (Medical Investigations/Civil Litigation) – Direct Hire/Top Dollar

Job Type: 
Professional Services
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Legal Staff
Employment Category: 
Direct Hire

Our client, a Raleigh-based medical board that regulates the practice of medicine in North Carolina, is actively recruiting for a highly skilled and knowledgeable paralegal to join its top-notch legal team.

Role will involve providing broad-based support to Medical Board attorneys who are leading investigations and prosecutions of cases (malpractice, non-compliance, etc.).  This Senior Paralegal will draft key documents, prepare witnesses for depositions, coordinate discovery, liaise with opposing counsel, maintain case files, etc. etc.  

This is a critical role and Board will pay excellent wage for excellent candidate.

Key Things to Note:

  • This Medical Board issues licenses to practice medicine, and these investigations, depending on the outcome, could jeopardize licenses.  This is regulated, complex work with significant impact on physicians, patients and the community.  Seek candidate with meticulous work habits and an unwavering commitment to quality.
  • All cases will involve review of extensive medical records and files.  Familiarity with medical terminology will be important.  Absolute discretion will be essential.
  • This Paralegal will partner with attorneys on multiple cases/investigations at one time.  We seek a superb juggler.
  • In addition to case prep, this paralegal will be responsible for maintaining the docketing and tracking system, maintaining internal files, calendaring, travel and other administrative functions.  Seek a strong administrator with excellent organizational skills.
  • This position will be on-site at the Board’s Raleigh offices.  Strict COVID precautions are enforced. Once trained, some remote work is allowed.

Selected Duties:

  • Work in conjunction with Board Attorneys on assigned caseload, including prosecuting disciplinary cases
  • Investigate and research complex legal matters
  • Draft and execute discovery, pleadings, Board action letters and other documents for review by Attorneys
  • Organize and summarize medical records and investigative records
  • Obtain and prepare expert and non-expert witnesses for depositions and hearings
  • Communicate with opposing counsel and/or physicians regarding coordination of discovery and scheduling, providing investigative documents, legal documents and pleadings, hearing documents, and case updates
  • Prepare for depositions by scheduling and securing court reporters and videographers, securing locations, drafting notices, preparing exhibits, and assisting Board Attorneys as otherwise identified
  • Prepare for hearings by drafting pre-hearing documents, assisting with the pre-hearing conference, preparing exhibits and assisting Board Attorneys as otherwise identified
  • Maintain docketing and tracking system for internal and external deadlines in disciplinary and ancillary matters and data entry into internal computer management program(s)
  • Assist with state court and appellate court work
  • Perform administrative functions such as calendaring, coordinating appointments, travel arrangements, expense reports, etc.

Selected candidate will offer a related degree, NC State Bar Certification and 5+ years paralegal experience, including considerable experience in civil litigation.  Knowledge of medical records/terminology will be important.  

Other priorities include:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Medical Practice Act
  • Knowledge of the NC Rules of Civil Procedure and NC Rules of Appellate Procedure
  • Knowledge of filing pleadings and documents (electronic and physical) within the state and appellate court systems
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills
  • Polished, proactive and thorough verbal and written communication
  • Supreme discretion
  • Notary public

Finally, we seek a doer with exceptional attention to detail, perfectionist tendencies and strong compliance orientation.

There is a lot to do and we seek a go-getter who is prepared and committed to doing it right.

This is an immediate need.  Please forward Word resume for prompt consideration.  Local candidates only.