Zurich North America is currently hiring a Staff Legal Secretary to join our team! The Staff Legal Secretary performs a broad range of administrative and secretarial support for two or more General Liability defense attorneys. Organizes and maintains all electronic and paper files relating to litigation and administrative matters. Applies knowledge of legal document formats to transcribe and/or type contracts, briefs, summonses, complaints, and motions. 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 the Sacramento, Fresno or San Franscisco office.
In this role you will be responsible for:
Providing administrative support to two or more attorneys such as answering the phone, scheduling and maintaining calendars, etc.
Responding to inquiries from and interacts with customers, clients, 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
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 two or more attorneys
Associate Degree or Bachelor’s Degree
Ability to effectively draft complex legal documents, correspondence, and pleadings
Strong Microsoft Office skills
Familiarity with litigation management software systems
Organization and prioritization skills
Experience in Civil Litigation
Experience supporting remote Attorneys
As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or negative COVID test results when allowable, to a third-party vendor. These are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.
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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.
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Location(s): AM - Rancho Cordova, AM - Fresno, AM - San Francisco Remote Working: No Schedule: Full Time