Position Summary: If you’re interested in or have experience in insurance defense, this opportunity may be for you. We are seeking an Associate Legal Counsel. Our ideal candidate possesses strong self-starter credentials with excellent writing, verbal communication, and organizational skills.
Handles legal work on assigned cases.
Aggressively pursues files referred to Staff Counsel by the Claims Department.
Creates and maintains a documented strategy for case handling in each assigned case to include a synopsis of the intangible factors, i.e. the judge, plaintiff attorney, aggravating factors, etc.
Develops, organizes and maintains document files consisting of pleadings, briefs and memorandums.
Prepares and submits timely status reports to claims handlers on all significant activities as they occur, but at no greater than 60-day intervals.
Ensures that all files are properly documented and organized.
Provides prompt and timely responses to all telephone calls and correspondence.
Utilizes and/or ensures use of case management software for maintaining notes, diary, calendar, billing, etc., on cases assigned to Staff Counsel and in accordance with established Company operating guidelines, procedures and legal and ethical requirements / guidelines.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
1 year of experience as a trial attorney.
Handling of insurance defense work is preferred.
Member of the State Bar, while maintaining all necessary licensing and continuing education requirements.