This position performs a variety of routine paralegal duties and has a solid understanding of routine legal issues. Assists attorneys and others in legal case preparation and file management for standard matters which may include routine to moderate legal research, conducting investigations, drafting routine documents and obtaining, reviewing, summarizing and analyzing all relevant documents, reports, records and other sources of information. This job does not manage others This job works under Moderate Supervision: Incumbent performs standard and routine assignments independently to conclusion; unusual problems which may require exceptions to procedures or processes are referred to the supervisor.
Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
May conduct basic legal research and analyzes to prepare legal documents. Assists with projects as requested Compiles and/or drafts legal documents for review and use by attorneys such as routine documents, discovery responses, affidavits, and other routine legal documents. May assist attorneys in preparation of witnesses for deposition and/or trial with general matters. Prepares exhibits and other demonstrative evidence. Categorizes and interprets data; reviews and analyzes reports, responses and records. Conducts routine investigations including interviews as needed and directed. Coordinates requests between multiple parties involved in litigation. Uses resources to identify and select subject matter experts and provides instruction on areas to address. May prepare and publish legal holds. May prepare case summaries and/or case analysis reports. Subpoenas records. Coordinates with Document Management to obtain underwriting files and certified polices. May review and process bills for payment. Captures time and records billable time in accordance with policies and procedures. Utilizes technology to respond efficiently to discovery requests. Perform other duties as assigned.
A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a paralegal, litigated claim handler or other litigation professional; or Bachelor’s degree; or a Paralegal Certification from an ABA-Certified program required.
Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Paralegal or litigation/claim experience preferred. Insurance related experience preferred. Working knowledge of Medical Terminology. Proficient in use of legal research software (e.g. Westlaw, Pacer); Microsoft Office and PDF Software.
Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Advanced interpersonal skills Advanced grammar and writing skills. Intermediate knowledge of general law office procedures and local court/jurisdiction rules and procedures. Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. Ability to manage time and tasks Intermediate research and analytical skills. Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office and online research such as Westlaw and LexisNexis. Ability to learn proprietary software systems.
Exposure to Excess Noise – N/A or Never Exposure to Dirt, Dust, Fumes, Smoke, Gases, or Other Irritating Substance – N/A or Never Exposure to Variable Weather Conditions – N/A or Never Operate or work around moving machinery – N/A or Never Weekend work hours – Occasionally Overnight work hours – N/A or Never Holiday work hours (Federal and religious) – Occasionally Travel – Occasionally Staff Counsel Paralegals are required to meet annual billable hour’s expectations set by business unit. – Continuously
Operates standard office equipment – Continuously Sitting (Can stand at will) – Frequently Standing – Occasionally Climbing unprotected heights (ladder, rooftop, stairs, loading dock – N/A or Never Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key – Occasionally Working in a confined or restricted area – N/A or Never Lifting items up to (21 – 35 lbs.) – Occasionally
Licensing or Certificates
Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-Certified program.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.