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Zurich NA Legal Assistant in Schaumburg, Illinois

Legal Assistant


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

Under close supervision of an attorney, the Legal Assistant will handle subpoena

intake and respond to subpoenas. This position also provides legal support in the

areas of:

  • maintaining and updating files

  • gathering, reviewing and organizing documents and correspondence

  • legal and documentary research, including using eDiscovery tools

  • drafting legal documents

  • correspondence and pleadings of basic complexity

  • maintaining and updating files

  • monitoring case schedules and filing deadlines

  • conducting interviews

  • summarizing depositions, interrogatories, and testimony

Work may be in support of less complex Corporate or Customer litigation cases

(e.g. case work, research, subpoenas, etc.).

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


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/pleadings

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree

  • Insurance industry experience

  • One or more professional certifications:- CORE Registered Paralegal (CRP)- PACE Registered Paralegal (PRP)- Certified Paralegal (CP)- Legal Assistant (CLA)- Professional Paralegal (PP)

  • Effective written and verbal communication; ability to summarize information clearly and concisely

  • Ability to effectively organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines for multiple, simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Previous experience in litigation legal support

  • Familiar with litigation management software

  • Ability to draft effective legal documents, correspondence, and/or pleadings of basic complexity

  • Ability to effectively conduct electronic database research, including WestLaw

  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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 approximately 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.

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Schedule Full-time

Travel No

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 02/12/20

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190009YL

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.