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General Liability/Civil Litigation Staff Legal Secretary

Company: Zurich
Location: Fresno
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Zurich North America is currently hiring a General Liability/Civil Litigation Staff Legal Secretary to join our team! The Staff Legal Secretary performs a broad range of administrative and secretarial support for insurance defense. At Zurich North America Claims, we acknowledge that work life-balance and flexibility are a priority when it comes to choosing your next career move. Designed with our employees' needs in mind, the ZNA Claims hybrid work model emphasizes flexibility, allowing claims employees to conduct individual work in their preferred location, while facilitating in-person connections and collaborative activities when meaningful and valuable. While the model provides a high level of flexibility and autonomy, occasional circumstances requiring in-office attendance should be expected. The candidate selected for this opportunity should be able to report into one of the following North American Claims offices: Fresno, CA; Irvine, CA; Rancho Cordova, CA; or San Francisco, CA. Responsibilities: Organizes and maintains all electronic and paper files relating to litigation and administrative matters. Applies knowledge of legal document formats to various General Liability and/or Workers Compensation documents. Providing administrative support to 2-3 attorneys such as answering the phone, scheduling, and maintaining calendars, etc. Responding to inquiries from and interacts with customers, clients, adjusters, counsel, and witnesses. Drafting legal pleadings, correspondence, and other documents as directed. Maintaining accurate systems for assigned attorneys' cases. Organizing and maintaining case files and documentation, electronically. Contributing to the team effort by accomplishing related results and participating on projects as needed Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints with minimal supervision Basic Qualifications: High School Diploma or Equivalent and 3 or more years of experience in the Legal Secretary area within the Insurance industry OR Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 1 or more years of experience in the Legal Secretary area within the Insurance industry AND Experience drafting legal documents and correspondence Experience providing administrative support to one or more attorneys Preferred Qualifications: Associate Degree or Bachelor's degree Knowledge of service deadlines for various litigation tasks Knowledge of EAMS and filing of legal documents Ability to effectively draft complex legal documents, correspondence, and pleadings Strong Microsoft Office skills Familiarity with litigation management software systems Organization and prioritization skills Accuracy and attention to detail Insurance Defense work Compensation for roles at Zurich varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. The hourly range provided is a nationwide market range and has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location where the position may be filled. As required by local law, Zurich provides in good faith a reasonable range of compensation for roles. Compensation may exceed the hourly rate listed based on the evaluation of skillset and experience. For additional information about our Total Rewards, click here. Other rewards may include short term incentive bonuses and merit increases. The starting hourly range for this position based on the following locations is: Fresno, CA is $23.91 - $29.88 Rancho Cordova, CA is $25.04 - $31.31 Irvine, CA is $26.18 - $32.73 San Francisco, CA is $28.46 - $35.58 As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to any COVID-related health and safety protocols in place at that time ( A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at Zurich? Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more. As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers' expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission. Location(s): AM - Fresno, AM - Rancho Cordova, AM - San Francisco, AM - IrvineRemote Working: HybridSchedule: Full Time Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-MM1 #LI-Hybrid PDN-99132225-51c6-45f8-8eb1-a4afb70967b8

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