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Paralegal


  • Zurich
  • 01/31/19
  • Shawnee Mission, KS
  • 66211
  • Full-Time
Zurich is currently looking for a Paralegal to work out of our North American office in Overland Park, Kansas.

The Paralegal will perform supportive duties encompassing all aspects of insurance defense by providing legal support such as legal and document research; drafting legal documents (including responding to discovery), correspondence and pleadings of high complexity; maintaining and updating files; monitoring case schedules and filing deadlines; interacting with clients, attorneys and experts.

Additional responsibilities will include:

Conducting thorough and timely legal and/or documentary research on matters of basic complexity; summarizes information and findings in reports, charts, diagrams, presentations and/or other mediums
Preparing routine and less complex legal documents, correspondence, and/or pleadings
Assisting with case preparation and management, including conducting factual investigations; locating witnesses; compiling and preparing discovery information, evidence, and/or other case documentation; filing exhibits, briefs, appeals and other legal documents with the court and/or opposing counsel
Maintaining case details in appropriate systems
Organizing and maintaining paper and electronic documents and files
Responding to inquiries and providing updates to attorneys, internal departments, outside counsel, external agencies, opposing counsel, witnesses, and/or external customers as needed
Assisting with ad-hoc and routine tracking and reporting of department and/or case expenses, indemnity reserves, extra contractual, and/or other performance reports and analyses.

Basic Qualifications:
Associate Degree and 2 or more years of experience in the Legal or Legal Support area
OR
Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 2 or more years of experience in the Legal or Legal Support area
AND
Experience conducting electronic database research
Experience drafting legal documents, correspondence, and/or pleadings

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree
Insurance industry experience
Ability to effectively conduct electronic database research, including Lexis Advanced
Microsoft Office skills
CORE Registered Paralegal (CRP)
PACE Registered Paralegal (PRP)
Certified Paralegal (CP)
Certified Legal Assistant (CLA)
Professional Paralegal (PP)

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 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

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