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Staff Counsel

Company: Confie
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

What you will be doing! Responsible for providing legal counseling on semi-complex and complex cases including representation in litigation to the company and/or company's insured persons. This position has regular contact with Staff Counsel, Management, Litigation Specialists, Insured Persons, and Legal Community. - - - - - -Handle complex files/cases as assigned including initial in-take of file, conducting initial client interview and reviewing existing information summations, reports, and statements. - - - - - Maintain updated records on insured persons, including contact information. - - - - - Review status of service upon confirmation of service preparer and file appearance, jury demand, and appropriate responsive pleading. - - - - - Review and proofread all documents including correspondence, pleadings, discovery and/or motions that go out in your name. - - - - - File all court documents with the clerk of that court. - - - - - Prepare and propound discovery on opposing party. - - - - - With the assistance of the insured persons, prepare written answers production request and interrogatories served on the insured persons by opposing counsel; also review answers to discovery on opposing party. - - - - - Take depositions: includes taking the sworn testimony of plaintiffs and other witnesses including expert/opinion witnesses. Defend the insured persons at depositions, interposing objections when appropriate. - - - - - Prepare and file appropriate motions during litigation including motions to compel and to bar (in limine). - - - - - Respond to Plaintiff's motions regarding all aspects of the litigation suit. - - - - - Handle all court calls for the assigned cases including all status hearings, case management hearings, pre-trial conferences and trials. - - - - - Handle trials for assigned cases including open argument, examinations of witness, legal trial motions, jury instruction, and closing arguments. - - - - - Handle arbitration hearings including opening argument, direct and cross examinations of witnesses, legal technical motions, and closing arguments. - - - - - Respond to subpoenas issued on the company. - - - - - Perform miscellaneous research projects as assigned by the company. - - - - - Handle complex and high exposure cases. What it takes! - - - - Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, employees, clients, customers, and the general public. - - - - - Excellent verbal communication skills. - - - - - Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. - - - - - Working knowledge of Civil Procedure and Tort Law for state(s) licensed. - - - - - Ability to maintain the highest level of discretion, diplomacy and confidentiality. - - - - - High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities. - - - - - Ability to work independently, think creatively and exercise strong, sound judgment. - - - - - Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. - - - - - Ability to get along with diverse personalities, tactful, flexible. Strong orientation to customer service. - - - - - Ability to prioritize activities and projects. Skilled at time management and attention to administrative detail. - - - - - Strong technical aptitude in regards to software applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite. -

Keywords: Confie, Austin , Staff Counsel, Legal , Austin, Texas

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