Travelers – Associate Counsel Position

Title: Associate Counsel – Workers’ Compensation
Job Id: 803237
Location: Glendale, CA USA – 91210
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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 workers’ compensation legal representation.  Demonstrates solid knowledge and expertise in the litigation process and provides excellent client service as part of a legal team.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

• 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 customers 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(s) in which representation is required
• Active license to practice law

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 tasks
• Demonstrates the highest level of commitment to customer service

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.  We actively promote a drug-free workplace.