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ProfileSenior Trial Attorney The candidate provides legal representation to insureds of the company in defense of litigated claims. Provides advice to the claims department of the company and represents the company in certain litigated matters. Dictates/prepares pleadings, motions, briefs, letters, memoranda, reports, articles, etc. using the company's legal case management software, dictation and voice recognition equipment. Engages in various forms of paper discovery practice and conducts depositions and other pre-trial examinations. Communicates with, meets and regularly updates the client and claims personnel regarding the status of pending matters. Communicates with opposing counsel, the courts and others as needed. Researches issues using Westlaw, Lexis and other computer/web based data sources, as well as using legal treatises, law reporters and other library materials. Provides support services to claims, underwriting and other adjunct departments in the form of legal opinions, recommendations and digests of recent developments in decisional and statutory law. Controls and directs clerical activity, in accordance with office protocol, necessary to support function of position. Reports to managing attorney concerning status of matters and provides other information as requested. May supervise other attorneys in the office and may also provide managerial assistance, such as assignment of new files. Tries cases to conclusion before judges, juries and other triers of fact. Travels to depositions, court appearances, claims and client meetings, and other events as necessary. Engages in other activity as directed by the managing attorney. Should have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and be a member in good standing of the Bar of the jurisdiction. Must have 8+ years of legal experience in the jurisdiction. Significant trial experience is required. Legal case management software experience is preferred.
Job ID: 5951
Selective Insurance Group, Inc.
40 Wantage Avenue
Branchville, NJ 07890