Provides high quality and cost-effective legal representation. Demonstrates solid knowledge and expertise in the litigation 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 of experienced 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 required administrative tasks including time reporting, closed cases, reports and other materials appropriate to performance 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.
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
1-4 years trial experience with Insurance litigation exposure preferred.