Legal Secretary II
Posted on Oct 7, 2020 by GEICO
GEICO's Staff Counsel is looking to add an experienced legal secretary in our
Knoxville, TN office. This position would involve mid-level legal secretarial
and administrative duties for GEICO's Staff Counsel Office. As a legal
secretary, you would maintain working knowledge of legal concepts, practices,
and Staff Counsel procedures applicable by jurisdiction.
PREPARES pleadings, routine motions, notices, jury demands, routine discovery,
and correspondence of a non-dictated nature, within the case management system,
for attorney review and signature. MANAGES and MONITORS the status of court
filings and suits via mail, in-person, or e-filing.
MAINTAINS attorney calendars by SCHEDULING, RESCHEDULING, CONFIRMING, and/or
CANCELING appointments within agreed parameters. May SCHEDULE other
appointments, including but not limited to conferences, examinations under
oath, and depositions. CREATES diary entries, journals, and statistical records
for the attorneys.
REVIEWS invoices to ensure compliance with the Expense Management & Controls
Memorandum. PREPARES checks in accordance with established procedures and SENDS
to the appropriate individual to facilitate payment.
ANSWERS, SCREENS, and LOGS voicemail messages and incoming/outgoing calls to
GEICO personnel, clients, claimants, opposing counsel and /or courts for the
Attorneys. GREETS visitors.
ASSISTS with data collection and PREPARES departmental reports for Staff
RESPONDS to general inquiries regarding office procedure and appointments.
REFERS complex inquiries to the appropriate Attorney or support staff member
for further handling.
SORTS, LOGS, DISTRIBUTES, DATE-STAMPS and/or FILES items received by mail.
PERFORMS basic faxing, scanning, typing, filing, and copying requests.
ORGANIZES and MAINTAINS court case files to include opening, closing, and
MEETS attendance standard at business location to perform necessary job
functions and to facilitate interaction with management and co-workers.
TRACKS office supply inventory and ORDERS additional supplies as needed.
TRACKS, RECEIVES or SECURES check draft stock.
May PARTICIPATE in the training and onboarding process for Staff Counsel
ADHERES to the GEICO Code of Conduct, company policies and operating
MEETS the requirements specified below
Must be able to, with or without accommodation, perform the essential functions
which include, but are not limited to seeing, hearing, typing and speaking.
Work activities involve combinations of sitting, walking, kneeling, climbing,
pulling, bending, lifting, carrying and standing for extended periods.
Must be able to follow complex instructions, resolve conflicts or facilitate
conflict resolution, and have strong organization/priority setting skills.
Must be able to multi-task.
Must be able to learn and apply large amounts of technical and procedural
Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Based on jurisdiction, may need to obtain and maintain a notary license.
Must have the ability to type at least 40 words per minute.
Position requires a minimum of 2 years experience as a Staff Counsel legal
secretary or 4 years experience as a legal secretary handling personal
injury litigation matters.
For more than 75 years, GEICO has stood out from the rest of the insurance
industry! We are one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing auto insurers
thanks to our low rates, outstanding service and clever marketing. We're an
industry leader employing thousands of dedicated and hard-working associates.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, we offer associates
training and career advancement in a financially stable and rewarding
Our associates' quality of life is important to us. Full-time GEICO associates
are offered a comprehensive Total Rewards Program*, including:
* 401(k) and profit-sharing plans
* Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
* Paid vacation, holidays and leave programs
* Tuition reimbursement
* Associate assistance program
* Flexible spending accounts
* Business casual dress
* Fitness and dining facilities (at most locations)
* Associate clubs and sports teams
* Volunteer opportunities
* GEICO Federal Credit Union
Benefit offerings for positions other than full-time may vary.
GEICO is an equal opportunity employer. GEICO conducts drug screens and
background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.
Click "Apply for Job" to complete your application. You will need an active
email address and phone number. Please upload your resume, preferably as Word
.doc files or PDF. Once you begin your application you can save it and access
it later. Your application should include any work and/or internship experience
from at least the past five years.
Oct 5, 2020, 12:53:16 PM
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