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Associate Counsel (Hamden, CT) Job

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Travelers
Date:Mar 30, 2014
Location:Hamden, CT, USA
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities.
That''s Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.
SUMMARY:
Provides high quality and cost-effective legal representation. Demonstrates solid knowledge and expertise in the litigation process and provides excellent client service as part of a legal team.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
After consultation, works under the supervision of experienced counsel in reviewing litigation files and learning about the litigation process.
Under supervision provides legal research and demonstrates effective and persuasive legal writing skills.
Drafts pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other file documents under the supervision of experienced counsel.
Attends court events and other appointments with or under the supervision of experienced counsel.
Learns and understands claim clients expectations and key department business goals and assists them in meeting those goals.
Handles a reduced caseload.
Handles special projects as assigned.
Proactively identifies and communicates exposure and risk in a timely manner to insured clients and claim partners.
Provides recommendations and case analysis to all business partners on appropriate file handling strategy.
Utilizes legal support staff according to office protocol that appropriately leverages them to ensure high quality file handling and legal work.
Builds and maintains strong internal and external client relationships.
Completes all required administrative tasks including time reporting, closed cases, reports and other materials appropriate to performance of job duties.
Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management.
Fully and effectively utilizes available technology and automation.
Travels as required to meet business needs.
EDUCATION/COURSE OF STUDY:
Graduation from an accredited law school with a strong academic record.
WORK EXPERIENCE:
0-3 years of equivalent legal experience.
Insurance litigation exposure desirable.
CERTIFICATES/DEGREES:
Successful completion of the bar and ethics examinations in the State of Connecticut (which representation is required).
Active license to practice law in the State of Connecticut.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
Articulate presentation skills.
Strong and persuasive writing skills.
COMPUTER SKILLS:
Ability to effectively understand and utilize technology and automation resources, including but not limited to Microsoft Office products, Voice Recognition Technology and other law office management programs.
OTHER:
Appreciation for and commitment to delivery of high quality legal work.
Works collaboratively with team members and others.
Demonstrates desire to acquire effective trial skills with goal of trying cases.
Demonstrates personal commitment to professional development.
Client centric orientation.
Personal integrity and adherence to highest professional standards.
Strong research skills.
Strong negotiation skills.
Multi-tasking tolerance and success.
Self-management and independent initiative.
Decision making and problem solving abilities.
Demonstrates a sense of urgency and responsiveness in all legal work and tasks.
Demonstrates the highest level of commitment to customer service.
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Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We actively promote a drug-free workplace.
Job Category: Claim
Job ID:812281
Nearest Major Market:New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market:Hartford
Job Segments:Law, Office Manager, Research, Legal, Administrative
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