Associate Counsel, Insurance Defense / Civil Litigation

Less than 5 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/15/18
Morristown, NJ
Less than 5 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/15/18

Job ID: 15263BR

Company Information
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That’s Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers – and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Job Summary
Provides high quality and cost-effective legal representation. Demonstrates solid knowledge and expertise in thelitigation process and provides excellent client service as part of a legal team.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
After consultation, works under the supervision of experienced counsel in reviewing litigation files and learning about the litigation process. Under supervision provides legal research and demonstrates effective and persuasive legal writing skills. Drafts pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other file documents under the supervision ofexperienced counsel. Attends court events and other appointments with or under the supervision of experienced counsel. Learns and understands claim customers expectations and key department business goals and assists them in meeting those goals. Handles a reduced caseload. Handles special projects as assigned. Proactively identifies and communicates exposure and risk in a timely manner to insured clients and claim partners. Provides recommendations and case analysis to all business partners on appropriate file handling strategy. Utilizes legal support staff according to office protocol that appropriately leverages them to ensure high quality file handling and legal work. Builds and maintains strong internal and external client relationships. Completes all requiredadministrative tasks including time reporting, closed cases, reports and other materials appropriate toperformance of job duties. Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management. Fully and effectively utilizes available technology and automation. Travels as required to meet business needs.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited law school with a strong academic record Successful completion of the bar and ethics examinations in the state(s) in which representation is required. Active license to practice law.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
0-3 years of equivalent legal experience. Insurance litigation exposure desirable.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Articulate presentation skills. Strong and persuasive writing skills Ability to effectively understand and utilize technology and automation resources, including but not limited to Microsoft Office products, Voice Recognition Technology and other law office management programs. Appreciation for and commitment to delivery of highquality legal work Works collaboratively with team members and others Demonstrates desire to acquire effective trial skills with goal of trying cases Demonstrates personal commitment to professional development Client centric orientation Personal integrity and adherence to highest professional standards Strong research skills Strong negotiation skills Multi tasking tolerance and success Self management and independent initiative Decision making and problem solving abilities Demonstrates a sense of urgency and responsiveness in all legal tasks Demonstrates the highest level of commitment to customer service

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.

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