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Associate Attorney - Workers' Compensation The candidate, under general supervision, functions as a junior associate attorney responsible for supporting defense of workers' compensation cases from minor to significant injuries or death and supports litigation for assigned caseload litigating workers' compensation cases brought against the authority. Handles own caseload of Workers' Compensation cases through all phases of litigation. This requires frequent appearances in court for hearings, arbitrations, and trials, the taking and defending of depositions, preparing and deposing witnesses and expert witnesses, legal and medical research, and the drafting of briefs and settlement contracts. Works with more senior attorneys in a second chair capacity on large Workers' Compensation litigation. Assists other departments with the collection of Workers' Compensation benefits caused by the negligence of third-parties. Works closely with the Workers' Compensation adjusters and staff, as well as CTA' s Third-Party Administrator to handle claims in the best interest of the Authority. Conducts research for the purpose of advising client departments. May provide advice and counsel directly to clients and the Third-Party Administrator. Builds skills through continuing legal education programs and training opportunities offered by Law department.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a Law degree from an accredited school of law. Should be licensed, or in the process of obtaining a license, to practice law in Illinois. Must have 0-3 years of Workers' Compensation experience. Detailed knowledge of Illinois Workers' Compensation laws and regulations is required. Should have working knowledge of applicable federal and state laws as well as of judicial procedures and rules of evidence.
Job #: IRC11881
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