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General Liability Paralegal

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Zurich North America is currently hiring a General Liability Paralegal to join their team!  Under the supervision of an attorney, the successful candidate’s work will be in support of moderate to complex Liability litigation cases (e.g. case work, research, discovery responses, subpoenas, etc.).  The preferred candidate will demonstrate experience with General Liability.  At Zurich North America Claims we acknowledge that work life-balance and flexibility are a priority when it comes to choosing your next career move. Designed with our employees' needs in mind, the ZNA Claims hybrid work model emphasizes flexibility, allowing claims employees to conduct individual work in their preferred location, while facilitating in-person connections and collaborative activities when meaningful and valuable. While the model provides a high level of flexibility and autonomy, occasional circumstances requiring in-office attendance should be expected.  The candidate selected for this opportunity should be able to report into the following North American Claims office: Irvine, CA or Fresno, CA

 

In this role you will be responsible for: 

  • Providing legal support to 3 attorneys

  • Drafting legal pleadings, correspondence, and other documents as directed

  • Providing legal support such as legal and documentary research

  • Monitoring case schedules and filing deadlines

  • Conducting interviews, summarizing depositions, medical records

  • Preparing discovery requests and responses

  • Assisting in trial preparation 

  • Responding to inquiries from and interacting with customers, clients, counsel, and witnesses

  • Keeping track of billable hours.

  • Organizing and maintaining case files and documentation, electronically

  • Contributing to the team effort by accomplishing related results and participating on projects as needed  

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • A certificate of completion of a paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association.
    OR

  • A certificate of completion of a paralegal program at, or a degree from, a postsecondary institution that requires the successful completion of a minimum of 24 semester, or equivalent, units in law-related courses and that has been accredited by a national or regional accrediting organization or approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education.
    OR

  • A baccalaureate degree or an advanced degree in any subject, a minimum of one year of law-related experience under the supervision of an attorney who has been an active member of the State Bar of California for at least the preceding three years or who has practiced in the federal courts of this state for at least the preceding three years, and a written declaration from this attorney stating that the person is qualified to perform paralegal tasks.
    OR

  • A high school diploma or general equivalency diploma, a minimum of three years of law-related experience under the supervision of an attorney who has been an active member of the State Bar of California for at least the preceding three years or who has practiced in the federal courts of this state for at least the preceding three years, and a written declaration from this attorney stating that the person is qualified to perform paralegal tasks.  The experience and training shall be completed no later than December 31, 2003.

            AND

  • Experience conducting electronic database research

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

  • Experience in litigation legal support

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Defense experience

  • Insurance industry experience

  • Ability to effectively conduct electronic database research, including Lexus Nexis

  • Microsoft 365 Office, strong computer skills in Windows 10

  • Comfortable working in a paperless work environment

  • Strong communication & writing skills.

  • Be able to work independently

  • Experience with direct client contact

  • Experience assisting with exhibits in trial

  • Comfortable working in a remote & an office environment.

  • CORE Registered Paralegal (CRP)

  • PACE Registered Paralegal (PRP)

  • Certified Paralegal (CP)

  • Certified Legal Assistant (CLA)

  • Professional Paralegal (PP)


As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.
 
A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at Zurich?

 

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.
 
As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet 
 
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Location(s): AM - Irvine, AM - Fresno
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time
 
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Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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