Travelers Associate Counsel (Workers' Compensation Attorney) in Morristown, New Jersey
Associate Counsel (Workers' Compensation Attorney)
Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:
After consultation, works under the supervision of experienced counsel in reviewing litigation files and learning about the litigation process. Under supervision provides legal research and demonstrates effective and persuasive legal writing skills. Drafts pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other file documents under the supervision of experienced counsel. Attends court events and other appointments with or under the supervision of experienced counsel. Learns and understands claim customers expectations and key department business goals and assists them in meeting those goals. Handles a reduced caseload. Handles special projects as assigned. Proactively identifies and communicates exposure and risk in a timely manner to insured clients and claim partners. Provides recommendations and case analysis to all business partners on appropriate file handling strategy. Utilizes legal support staff according to office protocol that appropriately leverages them to ensure high quality file handling and legal work. Builds and maintains strong internal and external client relationships. Completes all required administrative tasks including time reporting, closed cases, reports and other materials appropriate to performance of job duties. Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management. Fully and effectively utilizes available technology and automation. Travels as required to meet business needs.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies:
Articulate presentation skills. Strong and persuasive writing skills Ability to effectively understand and utilize technology and automation resources, including but not limited to Microsoft Office products, Voice Recognition Technology and other law office management programs. Appreciation for and commitment to delivery of high quality legal work Works collaboratively with team members and others Demonstrates desire to acquire effective trial skills with goal of trying cases Demonstrates personal commitment to professional development Client centric orientation Personal integrity and adherence to highest professional standards Strong research skills Strong negotiation skills Multi tasking tolerance and success Self management and independent initiative Decision making and problem solving abilities Demonstrates a sense of urgency and responsiveness in all legal tasks Demonstrates the highest level of commitment to customer service
Provides high quality and cost-effective legal representation. Demonstrates solid knowledge and expertise in the litigation process and provides excellent client service as part of a legal team.
Education, Work Experience & Knowledge:
0-3 years of equivalent legal experience. Insurance litigation exposure desirable. Workers Compensation experience preferred.
Graduation from an accredited law school with a strong academic record Successful completion of the bar and ethics examinations in the state(s) in which representation is required. Active license to practice law.
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Morristown - New Jersey - United States