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Legal Assistant - Insurance Defense
Progressive Insurance | Sherman Oaks, California
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Job Description

Legal Assistant

As a legal assistant on our team, you'll handle complex tasks critical to the success of our law offices. Providing administrative support to our attorneys, you'll handle preparation of intricate legal documents and correspondences such as Motions and Pleadings. Relying on your previous litigation experience, you'll maintain files, answer phones, process time sensitive mail, faxes and court notices, schedule meetings and manage attorney schedules.

Duties and responsibilities

* Manage attorney calendar for depositions, client meetings and court appearances

* Propounding discovery, discovery follow up, including serving client discovery

* Prepare correspondences, pleadings, and motions

* Schedule and coordinate Examination(s) with defense experts

* Prepare legal documents such as contracts and complaints

* Assist attorneys in preparing and filing and/or e-filing court papers

* Processing mail, faxes and court notices

* Draft settlement documents and coordinate closed file processes

* Communicating with clients and claims to advise on relevant aspects of the case

* Effectively working in a paperless environment

Must have qualifications

* High school diploma or GED equivalent

* 1 year prior administrative/legal work experience in a business office environment supporting a professional team

What we also look for

* Insurance defense or personal injury experience

* Time management and organizational skills required to provide support to a large group of professionals

* Typing skills with special attention to grammar and accuracy

* Ability to operate a personal computer with a good working knowledge of the following software applications: Word, Excel, and Nuance/Adobe

* Ability to work with and maintain highly confidential information

* Listening, verbal and written communication skills

* Ability to work independently

* Potential to work some days from home

Benefits and perks

As one of the largest insurance companies, Progressive offers the confidence and stability that comes with working for a growing, always evolving organization. As a professional on our legal team, you'll benefit from a collaborative environment that embraces hard work, drive and diversity. Employees also enjoy:

* Annual gainshare bonus of up to 16% of your salary; Progressive rewards each of us with an annual bonus based on company performance

* 401k which includes dollar-for-dollar company match of up to 6%

* Continued career development, paid training and tuition assistance

* Inclusive culture with Employee Resource Groups

* Dedication to work/life balance including beginning to earn paid time off after your first two weeks

* Wellness program with discounts & rewards and the standard benefits (medical, dental, vision)

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