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Assistant Counsel, Field The candidate represents company or its policyholders in civil litigation and workers' compensation matters involving claims for money damages or compensation for personal injury or property damage of lesser value with relatively uncomplicated legal issues. Uses Litigation Protocols to develop and revise appropriate legal strategy for discovery, investigation, handling and trial/hearing of cases or matters; advises, communicates and develops those strategies with company's Claims Representatives and insured Clients, as appropriate. Understands and creatively uses technology; applies technology to the process of law to improve quality and reduce cost. Possesses the skills necessary to use technology to work remotely. Capable of working with office staff who are remotely located. Conducts necessary and appropriate discovery, hearings, trials, depositions, oral arguments, mediations, arbitrations and similar proceedings. Researches the law applicable to cases or matters; drafts legal documents, pleadings, motions, briefs and opinions as required. If requested, conducts settlement negotiations. Advises, communicates and confers with Claims Representatives and Insured Clients, rendering clear, unambiguous legal opinions and advice. Personally meets with, and maintains good relations and communications with Claims Representatives and Insured Clients as required. Remains current with developments in the law; understands medical, scientific, construction, products, engineering or similar issues and defenses involved with cases or matters. Completion of law school with LL.B or J.D. and admission to the Bar is needed. Special license to practice before a particular board or federal court may be necessary. Will be required to have a general knowledge of insurance law and specific understanding of the operations and requirements of insured clients, customers and company. The ability to effectively communicate and persuade by printed or spoken word is critical. Should have experience and ability appropriate to the level of cases or matters handled.
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