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Legal Administrative Assistant - Houston, TX

Posted on Aug 12, 2019 by Allstate Insurance Company.

Houston, TX 77001
Admin & Secretarial
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

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Think that working in the insurance field cant be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You'll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers lives. Well help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, youll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And youll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Job Family Summary

Staff Counsel Support is responsible for managing Insurance Defense and Tort Litigation/Disputes work and related issues/matters.

Job Description

This position provides administrative support for Staff Counsel Attorneys in an office under general attorney supervision. The role enters and manages data, including pleadings, motions and trial, arbitration and mediation letters; manages calendars and files related to events and details in the case management systems. Confirms related events & activities & monitors and routes internal/external client inquiries, mail, faxes, etc.

Key Responsibilities

Handle calls and inquiries in an accurate and timely manner

Handles confidential information

Ability to train others on immediate work group functions

Makes basic decisions within established procedures under supervision

Enters and manages data, including pleadings, motions and trial, arbitration and mediation letters

Manages calendars and files related to events and details in the case management systems

Monitors and maintains compliance with Team Connect (Litigation Management System)

Job Qualifications

High School Diploma/GED required

1-3+ years of experience in a litigation setting or prior insurance defense experience preferred

Good communications skills including the ability to maintain a courteous and professional demeanor with clients, customers and with fellow employees

Intermediate knowledge of software applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, Internet, and other web-based applications

Ability to prioritize work and organize own time

Ability to complete professional, error free documents utilizing good grammar, spelling and format skills, including accurate preparation of legal pleadings, agreement letters, memoranda reports, outlines, schedules and client communications

Knowledge of immediate work group functions and processes

Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this job.

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

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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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