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Legal Assistant The candidate will be responsible for preparing documents and correspondences that involves the handling of legal pleadings, briefs and policies in support of insurance company house counsel office. Provide additional administrative support to unit as needed. Will prepare Form motions (preclusion, consolidation) subject to attorney review; Type and serve Motions/Petitions/Orders to show cause/answers prepared by attorneys; Type and serve Affirmations in opposition and replies prepared by attorneys; Type and serve orders with notice of settlement; Type and serve orders with notice of Entry; Type and serve Memoranda of Law, Third-party summonses and complaints; Reply to Notices to Admit and Stipulations with cover letter prepared by attorney. Will communicate with adverse counsel, court personnel, process servers, attorneys, claims department staff and others as needed to gather information, compile data and answer routine questions and concerns; Coordinate with clerical service and process servers for service of legal papers and receipts of orders to show cause. Will provide administrative support to management as needed. Will work in Legal Files and Outlook which can include opening new files, entering mail and updating calendar; Assist with EPIC claims files and issue expense payments as needed; Provide follow up with appropriate departments, under direction, to ensure compliance with agreements. Will performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills. Should have ability to satisfy needs of internal and external customers which includes quickly and effectively solving customer problems. Should have effective organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own standards and adhere to project deadlines; successfully handle multiple tasks in a timely manner. Should have ability to take initiative without being directed to do so. Should have knowledge of claim systems, process payments and database/records management skills; Basic skills in Microsoft Office (Access, Word and Excel); High degree of initiative, mature judgment and discretion in handling confidential information. Should have 3+ years of legal assistance experience with a focus on insurance. Should have legal assistant supervisory experience. Should have knowledge of legal terminology and document formats such as reports, briefs, pleadings and motions. Should have experience using case management applications (i.e. Legal Files).
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