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Legal Staff Paralegal in Cranford, NJ

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Company name

Allstate Insurance Company,

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Cranford, NJ

Date Last Verified

Mar 22,2018

Posted on

Feb 27,2018

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Paralegal The candidate supports the efficient operation of the Law & Regulation (L&R) Litigation Services department by applying knowledge of legal concepts and processes. Under the direction of the department’s attorneys, supports the management of insurance defense and tort litigation/dispute work and related issues/matters. Provides paralegal support for Litigation Services attorneys. Prepares pleadings and motions. Under general attorney supervision, facilitates the discovery process, including: obtaining records, reviewing documents, interviewing clients, preparing trial materials, and summarizing and analyzing research Identifies, summarizes, and monitors relevant issues. Review new file assignments, draft initial pleadings (e.g. answer, motion, etc.), and draft discovery. Prepare brief to assist client in presenting case in small claims court. Draft responses to discovery demands. Assist clients in answering questions regarding discovery. Review and serve responses to discovery demands. Assist attorney in preparing materials for trial, arbitration or mediation. Assist with the identification and summarizing of relevant issues; continually monitor issues and update attorney, as appropriate. Review new and proposed legislation and determine applicability.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Bachelor’s Degree in related field -or- American Bar Association (ABA) approved Paralegal Certificate. Insurance-industry experience preferred. Should have knowledge of legal holds and discovery processes. Must have analytical skills and strong attention to detail. Should have ability to identify, prioritize and solve problems effectively regarding basic matters. Must have basic budget management skills and ability to reconcile expense reports. Should have basic project management skills and experience interacting with law firm/vendors. Must have strong interpersonal skills, advanced written and oral communication and effective customer service skills.

Additional info

Job ID : 97035

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Allstate Insurance Company,
6 Commerce Drive
Suite 2
Cranford, NJ 07016-3515