Litigation Paralegal – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Job Title: Litigation Paralegal

Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA

About the Job

Provide expertise, support, and assistance to attorneys in healthcare and medical malpractice defense litigation practice:

  • Perform general case management including file maintenance, document organization, and recordkeeping
  • Work in partnership with Litigation Support Department and serve as case contact
  • Communicate with and provide materials to experts
  • Request, review, analyze, and summarize medical and employment records
  • Coordinate and schedule IMEs
  • Coordinate witnesses and serve as point of contact
  • Develop and implement workflow systems, procedures, and standards
  • Support attorneys with trial preparation
  • Prepare and execute subpoenas
  • Prepare and coordinate document productions
  • Interact with clients, opposing counsel, and external agencies
  • Contribute to a positive and successful team effort


  • Paralegal Certificate or Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Litigation paralegal experience preferred.
  • Strong technical skills including MS Office; experience with document management and litigation support technologies preferred.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and prioritization skills. Logical and process-oriented thinker, with the ability to problem solve. Attentive to detail and highly accurate. Able to effectively and efficiently manage multiple projects and competing deadlines. Able to take initiative and anticipate what needs to be done. Highly professional and able to effectively engage with internal and external contacts. Can understand and follow specific, detailed instructions. Strong commitment to quality client service.

Equipment, Physical/Mental Demands, Working Conditions

Personal computer and other office equipment such as telephone, typewriter, calculator, fax machine, duplicating machine, etc.

Sitting for extended periods, standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 20 pounds. Manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines. Range of hearing and vision sufficient to operate standard office machines and communicate in person and via telephone with internal and external customers.

Able to deal with stress in a fast-paced work environment with multiple priorities. Make decisions and adapt to changing work situations. Grasp and apply new ideas and technologies. Communicate and successfully interact with various personalities at all organizational levels.

Typical office setting, normally Monday through Friday business hours. Occasional overtime as required.

Burns White conducts criminal background screenings for all newly hired employees.

No search firms
No phone calls, please

Interested candidates who meet the job requirements stated above should submit a resume and cover letter to Human Resources by email ([email protected]), fax (412.995.3300), or mail. No search firms. No phone calls, please.