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Nurse Paralegal

Location : Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Cole, Scott & Kissane, an AV-rated litigation firm, is seeking a full-time, experienced Nurse Paralegal for its Fort Lauderdale East (Downtown) office. The prospective candidate will primarily lend support for one of the firm’s partners and an associate in our busy Insurance Defense practice with an emphasis on Medical Malpractice (“Med-Mal”), thus, prior civil litigation experience is required.  Experience in the area of Medical Malpractice, Personal/Bodily Injury issues is a plus and will be considered above others. This is a hands-on position that involves working collaboratively with clients, opposing counsel, medical professionals and fellow employees of the firm.   The position also requires strong organizational skills and the ability to perform well within a team environment. Qualified candidates must be familiar with court procedures and have extensive experience with researching, scheduling, drafting legal documents, follow-up/follow-through and filing pleadings in state and federal courts.


  • Support legal team by requesting, analyzing and summarizing medical records for clients, attorneys and experts.
  • Conduct medical journal research via Internet or through local libraries.
  • Abstract medical records, organize and prepare both outline and narrative summaries of the records for internal use and for presentation to the client.
  • Analyze medical records and billings to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the medical evidence including pre-existing or co-existing medical conditions. Prepare case analysis. Identify issues, omissions and discrepancies.
  • Identify and provide information regarding medical experts and physicians; coordinate medical expert deposition preparation.
  • Assist attorneys with medical evidence preparation and organization for hearing or trial.
  • Compose and type document production including case analysis memoranda for attorneys, outline and narrative summaries, and chronologies of medical records, correspondence, and reports.
  • Compile data for exhibits.
  • Conduct preliminary legal research as necessary
  • Other job-related duties as assigned

Requirements: Candidates must have at least one of the following qualifications to join our professional team of paralegals:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing/Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies
  • Designation as an FRP through the Florida Bar
  • Paralegal Certification Designation through NALA
  • 5 years as registered nurse. 5+ years of law firm consultant/paralegal experience preferred.
  • Proficient understanding and utilization of medical terminology, anatomical drawings, laboratory tests, and medications. Possess thorough understanding of medical condition to explain or illustrate a diagnosis. Proficient proofreading, redlining, and editing of documents. Must ensure accuracy, comprehension, and overall grammar and punctuation.
  • Has full understanding HIPPA compliance. Understands and complies with all other related regulatory mandates.
  • Research, analytical, organizational and critical thinking skills required.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook and knowledge and application of legal research tools (Westlaw).
  • Superior written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with court personnel, attorneys and their staff, clients, witnesses and outside vendors.


CSK offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits package that include 20 days of PTO, 9 paid holidays, health, dental, life, long and short-term disability as well as long term care coverage, 401k and more.

No agencies or telephone inquiries please.



Equal Opportunity

Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to such factors as race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status, consistent with federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity laws.

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