Randstad Insurance Legal Defense Secretary in New York, New York

Insurance Legal Defense Secretary

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job details:

  • location:New York, NY

  • salary:$22.62 per hour

  • date posted:Thursday, August 10, 2017

  • job type:Temporary

  • reference:S_557427

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Insurance Legal Defense Secretary needed in New York, NY 10004

09/25/2017 - 08/23/2018

Pay: $22.62/hour

Hours: Standard Business Hours

JOB SUMMARY:

Performs a variety of legal secretarial and administrative support duties for assigned attorney(s), many of which are unique to a legal environment and require a working knowledge of property casualty operations, legal concepts, terminology, and processes.

CORE JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains a working knowledge of filing fees, filing periods, court peculiarities and procedural differences of all courts and/or workers compensation boards.

  • Prepares documents such as entries of appearance, notices of depositions, requests for production, and settlement documents by retrieving and using appropriate information from specific files, etc.

  • Types complex legal pleadings, briefs, correspondence, memoranda, reports, discovery notices, responses and motions, ending with a final product suitable for filing. May transcribe dictation.

  • Maintains a daily calendar in internal management system for attorney(s).

  • Responsible for reminders to attorney(s) on all pleadings and discovery matters.

  • Schedules depositions, judicial conferences, meeting with clients, doctors and other counsel for assigned attorney(s).

  • May travel to courthouses to check court dockets and retrieve information on service of process, etc. and to make filings with the Courts.

  • Also, may travel to law offices or elsewhere to make filings, deliveries, and pick-ups.

  • Understands and maintains confidentiality in respect to the attorney-client relationship, HIPPA, trial strategies, Ethics rules, the identities of plaintiff, defense clients and claims customers.

Working hours: Standard Business Hours

Skills:

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Education: High school graduate or equivalent.

License/Certification/Designation: Formal technical legal secretarial training at a business or technical school preferred.

Experience: Three years' experience as a Legal Secretary in a law office. Prefer experience in insurance defense litigation.

Knowledge:

--General office practice and procedures. Legal concepts, terminology, and processes.

--Operations, practices, and procedures of a law office engaged in the practice of civil litigation.

--Filing procedures of the various courts handled by the office.

--Working knowledge of legal concepts, terminology, and processes.

--Knowledge and experience with both Personal and Commercial lines.

Skills/Competencies:

--Excellent command of verbal and written communication skills for contact and interaction with as attorneys, court personnel, policyholders, and claims staff.

--Ability to operate business machines such as photocopier, calculator, transcriber, and personal computer with business and legal software.

Credit Check: Due to the fiduciary accountability of this job, a valid credit and/or background check will be required as part of the selection process.

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