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Position: Legal Secretary
Institution: Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Department: Staff Legal Office
Location: Fort Lauderdale, United States
Duties: This is an exciting opportunity to work for a well-respected Company and represent its insureds in all phases of litigation, while being part of a high-performing law office. The ideal candidate will be able to engage and support the practice of law, at all times in compliance with the ethical standards as established by the national/local area of practice. The ideal candidate will have a high sense of urgency, have insurance defense experience to provide a broad range of secretarial, administrative and clerical support such as legal and document research; drafting legal documents, correspondence of moderate to high complexity; maintaining and updating electronic and paper files; monitoring case schedules and filing deadlines
Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent and 3 or more years of experience in the Legal Secretary area within the Insurance industry; or Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 1 or more years of experience in the Legal Secretary area within the Insurance industry. Experience drafting legal documents and correspondence. Experience providing administrative support to one or more attorneys. Must be familiar with state civil practice laws and rules. Must have experience in electronic filing with the various court systems
   
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This experienced team member will be responsible for supporting our General Liability Attorneys who represent our commercial insureds. This dynamic office handles moderate to high exposure cases from a challenging and varied caseload. The right person will be an important asset to the team! This is an exciting opportunity to work for a well-respected Company and represent its insureds in all phases of litigation, while being part of a high-performing law office. The ideal candidate will be able to engage and support the practice of law, at all times in compliance with the ethical standards as established by the national/local area of practice. 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Basic Qualifications High School Diploma or Equivalent and 3 or more years of experience in the Legal Secretary area within the Insurance industry OR Zurich approved Apprenticeship program 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 one or more attorneys Preferred Qualifications Associate Degree or Bachelor’s Degree Insurance industry legal support experience in General Liability Ability to effectively draft complex legal documents, correspondence, and/or pleadings Demonstrated knowledge of legal terminology and legal document formats Highly effective written and verbal communication; ability to summarize information clearly and concisely Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Familiarity with litigation management software systems Demonstrated ability to effectively organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines for multiple, simultaneous projects A dditional Information Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve. Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world. Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world. EOE disability/vets 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. ',' Job Summary We are looking to add a Legal Secretary to our fun, fast paced Staff Legal Office in Fort Lauderdale. 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