Paralegal - Ft. Myers, FL (Remote/Home-Based)
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.Plus, Allstate is changing how, when, and where we work-to lead us boldly into our future. We're empowering our employees to create better ways of working through more intentional use of communication and collaboration practices, processes and tools.
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:
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.
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.
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
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
Prior Insurance-industry experience
ABA approved Paralegal CertificateKnowledge/Skills:
Education: Bachelors degree AND one-year Paralegal experience OR Paralegal certificate AND two years Paralegal experience, ABA approved Paralegal Certificate preferred
Insurance-industry experience preferred
Florida law experience preferred
Experience in a litigation setting, homeowners and personal injury
Knowledge of legal holds and discovery processes
Analytical skills and strong attention to detail
Advanced knowledge of software applications including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) and other web-based applications
Ability to identify, prioritize and solve problems effectively regarding basic matters
Ability to work in diverse, multi-office environment
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
Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this job.
This position is a permanent remote home-based worker. Your home office does not need to be near an Allstate office, but it does need to be in the state of Florida. This position is eligible for a monthly connectivity reimbursement to offset the cost of internet and phone expenses.
The starting salary for this position is $42,500 annually based on qualifications and experience
The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation.
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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