Yonkers, New York
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Sep 26, 2016
Nov 25, 2016
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Job Description

The Litigation Services Paralegal job family 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

Job Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in related field; American Bar Association (ABA) approved Paralegal Certificate
  • Insurance-industry experience preferred
  • Knowledge of legal holds and discovery processes
  • Analytical skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to identify, prioritize and solve problems effectively regarding basic matters
  • Ability to work in diverse, multi-office, and long distance environments
  • Basic budget management skills and ability to reconcile expense reports
  • Basic project management skills and experience interacting with law firm/vendors
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Basic researching, proofreading, and formatting skills
  • Ability to collaborate and interact with all levels of personnel and build strong relationships with business colleagues
  • High degree of ethics and integrity
  • Strong interpersonal skills, advanced written and oral communication and effective customer service skills
  • Ability to identify inconsistencies in routine work and initiate corrective action within own workflow
  • Able to deliver results with a sense of urgency
  • Adapts well to change; able to multi-task and make effective decisions in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Is a proactive self-starter who is able to manage his/her time effectively and work independently

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  • Your updated Allstate position(s) and titles, specific experiences and skills developed
  • Committee/subgroup work
  • Talent Share opportunities
  • Certifications/Awards
  • Completed programs/coursework

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