09/26/2022

General Liability Paralegal

  • Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.
  • Ft. Lauderdale, FL, United States

Job Description

 

Zurich North America is currently hiring a Paralegal for its Staff Legal Offices in Ft. Lauderdale.  The Paralegal will support attorneys who handle moderate to complex Liability litigation cases in a fast- paced and rewarding litigation environment. 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 following North American Claims office: Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

 

In this role you will be responsible for: 

 

  • Providing legal support up to three remote attorneys

  • Drafting legal pleadings, correspondence, and other documents as directed

  • Providing legal support such as legal and documentary research

  • Monitoring and adhering to case schedules and filing deadlines

  • Conducting interviews, summarizing depositions, reviewing discovery responses and medical records

  • Preparing discovery requests and responses

  • Subpoenaing, collecting and organizing records from non-parties

  • Scheduling Surveillance, Compulsory Medical Exams, and Site Inspections

  • Assisting in trial preparation 

  • Responding to inquiries from and interacts with customers, clients, counsel, and witnesses

  • Keeping track of billable hours.

  • Organizing and maintaining case files and documentation, electronically

  • Contributing to the team effort by accomplishing related results and participating on projects as needed 

  • Collaborating with attorneys, staff, claims professionals and leadership to accomplish successful business and litigation outcomes.

 

Basic Qualifications:

 

  • Associate Degree and 2 or more years of experience in the Legal or Legal Support area
    OR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 2 or more years of experience in the Legal or Legal Support area
    AND

  • Experience conducting electronic database research

  • Experience drafting legal documents, correspondence, and/or pleadings

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Paralegal Certificate

  • Defense experience

  • Insurance industry experience

  • Ability to effectively conduct electronic database research, including Lexus Nexis

  • Comfortable working in a paperless work environment

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to effectively draft legal documents, correspondence, and/or pleadings

  • Strong Microsoft Office and technical skills

  • Familiarity with litigation management software systems

  • Trial experience, including preparing trial exhibits and witnesses

  • Experiencing filing with the Florida Courts E-filing system.

  • Familiarity with Florida Rules of Civil Procedure and local Rules

  • Experience navigating Clerk, Court and Judicial websites

  • Strong organization and prioritization skills

  • Detail oriented

  • Ability to effectively collaborate throughout the organization.

  • Experience with obtaining, tracking, and organizing non-party records

  • Experience working with records retrieval services

  • CORE Registered Paralegal (CRP)

  • PACE Registered Paralegal (PRP)

  • Certified Paralegal (CP)

  • Certified Legal Assistant (CLA)

  • Professional Paralegal (PP)

 

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 identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet 


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 a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any 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 - Ft. Lauderdale
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time
 
Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-MM1 #LI-Hybrid 


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