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Corporate Legal Assistant
Zurich NA | Schaumburg, Illinois
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Job Description

Zurich is currently seeking a Corporate Legal Assistant for its Schaumburg, IL Headquarters location.

Under the supervision of an attorney, the Legal Assistant provides legal support such as drafting resolutions, Board and Board committee meeting minutes and agendas,

and performing legal and documentary research. The Legal Assistant will also have significant experience with legal entity management, including forming, dissolving and

administering subsidiary companies. Experience performing corporate book-keeping and records management for both a holding company and its subsidiaries is essential

to this role.

The Legal Assistant will also review and interpret bylaws, charters, policies, procedures and protocols. Other responsibilities of this position include strong legal research skills, entity licensing and registration. A proactive disposition and a high level of attention to detail are both essential for the successful candidate.

Influencer Internally Focused - The job's core deliverables rely on influencing or negotiating with a range of internal clients, usually at the line manager or employee level. Relationships typically involve promoting cooperation, collaboration or acceptance.

Basic Qualifications:

* Associate Degree and 2 or more years of experience in the Legal or Legal Support area

* Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 2 or more years of experience in the Legal or Legal Support area

* Experience conducting electronic database research
* Experience drafting legal documents, correspondence, and/or pleadings

Preferred Qualifications:

* Bachelors degree
* Insurance industry experience
* One or more professional certifications:
* CORE Registered Paralegal (CRP)
* PACE Registered Paralegal (PRP)
* Certified Paralegal (CP)
* Certified Legal Assistant (CLA)
* Professional Paralegal (PP)

* Ability to effectively draft complex legal documents, correspondence, and/or pleadings
* Ability to effectively conduct electronic database research, including WestLaw
* Effective written and verbal communication; ability to summarize information clearly and concisely
* Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
* Ability to effectively organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines for multiple, simultaneous projects
* Previous experience in litigation legal support
* Familiarity with litigation management software
* Demonstrated ability to successfully work independently as well as within a team
* High level of attention to detail

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 / Veterans

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.


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