Paralegal - Hamden, CT

Location
06511, Hamden
Salary
Not Specified
Posted
Jan 12, 2021
Closes
Mar 13, 2021
Ref
79420691#GIJ--Allstate.1
Job Type
Not Specified
Career Level
Not Specified

The world isnt standing still, and neither is Allstate. Were moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers evolving needs. Thats why now is an exciting time to join our team. As a leader in a corporation with 83,000 employees and agency force members, youll have a hand in transforming not only Allstate but a dynamic industry. Youll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

Youll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from lifes uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For 89 years weve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatevers coming next to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. Weve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We dont follow the trends. We set them.

Job Summary

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.  
 

Key Responsibilities

    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
 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience

    Education:  Bachelor's degree AND one-year Paralegal experience OR Paralegal certificate AND two years Paralegal experience, ABA approved Paralegal Certificate preferred
    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 environment
    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
    Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this job.

  • Required to come into the office at least twice a week

LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary but thats just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, youll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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