Paralegal - Miami, FL

Location
33010, Hialeah
Salary
Not Specified
Posted
Oct 12, 2021
Closes
Nov 28, 2021
Ref
6580141#GIJtoGJS.2
Industry
Insurance
Category
Insurance

The world isnt standing still, and neither is Allstate. Were moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers evolving needs. Thats why now is an exciting time to join our team. Youll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

Youll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from lifes uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years weve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatevers coming next to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. Weve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We dont follow the trends. We set them.

Job Summary

Job Family Summary
The Litigation Services Paralegal job family supports the efficient operation of the Law & Regulation (L&R) Litigation Services department by applying knowledge of legal concepts and processes. Under the direction of the departments attorneys, supports the management of insurance defense and tort litigation/dispute work and related issues/matters.

Job Summary
Provides paralegal support for Litigation Services attorneys. Prepares pleadings and motions. Under general attorney supervision, facilitates the discovery process, including: obtaining records, reviewing documents, interviewing clients, preparing trial materials, and summarizing and analyzing research Identifies, summarizes, and monitors relevant issues.

Key Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities
Review new file assignments, draft initial pleadings (e.g. answer, motion, etc.), and draft discovery
Prepare brief to assist client in presenting case in small claims court
Draft responses to discovery demands
Assist clients in answering questions regarding discovery
Review and serve responses to discovery demands
Assist attorney in preparing materials for trial, arbitration or mediation
Assist with the identification and summarizing of relevant issues; continually monitor issues and update attorney, as appropriate
Review new and proposed legislation and determine applicability

Job Qualifications

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience
Education: Bachelors Degree in related field; American Bar Association (ABA) approved Paralegal Certificate
Insurance-industry experience preferred
Knowledge of legal holds and discovery processes
Analytical skills and strong attention to detail
Ability to identify, prioritize and solve problems effectively regarding basic matters
Ability to work in diverse, multi-office, and long distance environments
Basic budget management skills and ability to reconcile expense reports
Basic project management skills and experience interacting with law firm/vendors
Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
Basic researching, proofreading, and formatting skills
Ability to collaborate and interact with all levels of personnel and build strong relationships with business colleagues
High degree of ethics and integrity
Strong interpersonal skills, advanced written and oral communication and effective customer service skills
Ability to identify inconsistencies in routine work and initiate corrective action within own workflow
Able to deliver results with a sense of urgency
Adapts well to change; able to multi-task and make effective decisions in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Is a proactive self-starter who is able to manage his/her time effectively and work independently

Level Guide: Please refer to the Allstate Level Guide on MyHR Knowledge
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.For a full description of Allstates benefits, visit allstate.jobs/benefits/

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