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Legal Assistant - Austin, TX

Company: Allstate Insurance Company.
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 11, 2018

Job Description:

Where good people build rewarding careers.Think that working in the insurance field cant be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. Youll 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.CompetenciesLeadership Principles: We Continuously Get BetterLeadership Principles: We Develop Each OtherLeadership Principles: We Drive ResultsLeadership Principles: We Win TogetherLeadership Principles: We're Here to ServeLeadership Principles: We're TransparentJob DescriptionJob Family Summary Staff Counsel Support is responsible for managing Insurance Defense and Tort Litigation / Disputes work and related issues/mattersJob Summary This position provides administrative support for the Staff Counsel attorneys in an office under limited supervision. Enters and manages data, including pleadings, motions and all trial, arbitration and mediation letters; calendars and files related events in case management systems. Confirms related events/ activities, closes, maintains and archives files. Monitors and routes internal/external client inquiries. Key Responsibilities: Handles calls in a timely manner and ability to initiate oral and written responses to routine inquiries Handles some ambiguous situations and confidential information Ability to train others across team boundaries on various work group functions Ability to complete minor investigations & solve problems related to specific tasks Handle multiple demands on an on-going basis including familiar situations, sensitive information and some high level contact Monitors and maintains compliance with Team Connect (Litigation Management System)Job Qualifications High School Diploma/GED required 5+ years of experience in a litigation setting or prior insurance defense experience preferred Intermediate to advanced communication skills including the ability to maintain a courteous and professional demeanor with clients, customers and with fellow employees handle calls in a timely manner and ability to initiate oral and written responses to routine inquiries Intermediate to advanced knowledge of software applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, Internet, and other web-based applications 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 Ability to prioritize work and organize own time Knowledge of work group functions and processes beyond team boundaries 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.Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands. 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.Learn more about life at Allstate. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn or watch a video.Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.Effective July 1, 2014, under Indiana House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1242, it is against public policy of the State of Indiana and a discriminatory practice for an employer to discriminate against a prospective employee on the basis of status as a veteran by refusing to employ an applicant on the basis that they are a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, a member of the Indiana National Guard or a member of a reserve component. For jobs in San Francisco, please click "here" for information regarding the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. For jobs in Los Angeles, please click "here" for information regarding the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.It is the policy of Allstate to employ the best qualified individuals available for all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, disability, and citizenship status as a veteran with a disability or veteran of the Vietnam Era.

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