Zurich NA Paralegal I in Overland Park, Kansas

Paralegal I

Description

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 including personal and bodily injury 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 provides 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 areaOR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 2 or more years of experience in the Legal or Legal Support areaAND

  • Experience conducting electronic database research

  • Experience drafting legal documents, correspondence, and/or pleadings

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Insurance industry experience

  • Ability to effectively conduct electronic database research, including West Law and 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

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.

Primary Location: United States-Kansas-Overland Park

Travel No

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 10/15/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 18000800

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.