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Associate Attorney - Workers' Compensation The candidate 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. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Law degree from an accredited school of law. Licensed, or in the process of obtaining a license, to practice law in Illinois is essential. Must have 0-3 years of Workers' Compensation experience. Detailed knowledge of Illinois Workers' Compensation laws and regulations is essential. Working knowledge of applicable federal and state laws is essential. Working knowledge of judicial procedures and rules of evidence is essential. Strong interpersonal skills to effectively interrelate with clients, Authority personnel, and witnesses is essential. Good research, organization and analytical skills to gather and synthesize large volumes of information into a logical convincing case is essential. Good verbal and written communication skills to explain important facts clearly, logically, and concisely is essential. Good negotiation skill is essential. Basic skill using Microsoft software is essential.
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