Legal Assistant I at AmTrust Group in Irvine, California

Posted in Other 4 days ago.





Job Description:

Overview

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., a fast-growing commercial insurance company, has an immediate need for an in-house legal assistant to work in our West Hills Staff Counsel office.

Responsibilities

  • Provide legal assistant support to 2-3 workers' compensation attorneys with a case load of 80 files per attorney
  • Identify critical documents requiring timely responses and associated deadlines to ensure our clients/insureds/Company are protected from sanctions and unnecessary litigation
  • Manage and prioritize competing deadlines
  • Communicate with claim partners, clients, witnesses, court, opposing counsel, vendors, and team members
  • Coordinate/schedule meetings, hearings, appointments, and depositions
  • Generate draft templates (pleadings, motions, objections, correspondence) for attorney review and approval
  • Maintain data integrity in a document management platform supporting our paperless environment (documents, parties, roles/relations, naming conventions)
  • E-file structured and unstructured documents in EAMS along with the service of same documents on all interested/appropriate parties
  • Assemble medical packets to experts along with itemized schedule of records
  • Timely transmit and request payments to vendors, experts, etc.
  • Provide office support as needed (place tickets for failing equipment, assist peers as needed and during PTO)
  • Experience with a document management platform (TeamConnect a plus)


Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • 1+ years' experience preferred
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to type a min. of 70 wpm and must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Must have prior workers' compensation experience supporting multiple attorneys and competing deadlines
  • Ability to coordinate and maintain attorney calendars
  • Organized, self- motivated, with ability to prioritize and work independently
  • Support a paperless environment
  • Work in a team environment with a positive respectful attitude
  • Experienced in preparation of pleadings including, but not limited to Declaration of Readiness to Proceed, Panel Requests, Pleadings, Objections, Proof of Services, etc.
  • Knowledge of EAMS and the Public Search for party/injury information
  • Exceptional attention to details and the production of professional work product

What We Offer

AmTrust Financial Services offers a competitive compensation package and excellent career advancement opportunities. Our benefits include Medical & Dental Plans, Life Insurance, including eligible spouses & children, Health Care Flexible Spending, Dependent Care, 401k Savings Plans, Paid Time Off.

AmTrust strives to create a diverse and inclusive culture where thoughts and ideas of all employees are appreciated and respected. This concept encompasses but is not limited to human differences with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, culture, religion or disabilities.

AmTrust values excellence and recognizes that by embracing the diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives of its workforce, it will sustain a competitive advantage and remain an employer of choice. Diversity is a business imperative, enabling us to attract, retain and develop the best talent available. We see diversity as more than just policies and practices. It is an integral part of who we are as a company, how we operate and how we see our future.

This job description is designed to provide a general overview of the job and does not entail a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities that will be required in this position. AmTrust has the right to revise this job description at any time.

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