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Counsel The candidate 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 firm '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. 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. Prepares and conducts training sessions for the Legal, Claims or other departments as required.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have completion of law school with LLB or JD degree and admissions to the Bar in Missouri and Illinois. Special license to practice before a particular board or federal court is necessary. Must have 5+ successful years’ experience as a civil litigation attorney. Must have a knowledge of insurance defense law and specific understanding of the operations and requirements of insured clients, customers and firm. Experience and ability appropriate to the level of cases or matters handled is essential. Civil Trial experience is a must.
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