Legal Assistant
State Farm - Greenbelt, MD

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WHAT ARE THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS POSITION?
  • Assist with preparation and organization of legal documents (e.g., opening new files, processing motions, subpoenaing medical records, drafting routine pleadings)
  • Provide assistance in litigation and project management
  • Respond to client inquiries as directed by attorneys
  • Comply with the Code of Professional Responsibility governing lawyer conduct and strictly observe standards of professional conduct and confidentiality
  • Perform research and investigation on legal issues, and organizes and summarizes documents
  • Assist attorneys in responding to inquiries from other State Farm departments and external associates
  • Maintain computer databases to organize and store legal information

WHAT KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS ARE NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS POSITION?
  • Paralegal certification preferred
  • Familiarity with local and state rules regarding pleadings and discovery
  • Understanding of medical terminology, records, typical injuries and treatment
  • Experience in collecting and summarizing medical records
  • Legal writing skills and knowledge of proper format and citations
  • Capable of drafting routine motions, discovery and legal memoranda
  • Work well with moderate supervision and clearly defined tasks and priorities
  • Understanding of Internet information resources and software applications; capable of developing greater automation expertise

ITEMS OF NOTE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

5-7 years of legal and professional experience. Insurance defense experience is a plus.

BENEFITS: TOTAL REWARDS

Our Total Rewards benefits package includes:
  • Competitive starting salary
  • Annual merit reviews
  • Annual bonus potential
You may also be eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance, Vision, 401(k) Plan (Savings & Thrift in Canada), Credit Union, a fully funded retirement pension plan, and more. To search for more information on careers in the U.S., visit statefarm.com/careers. To search for more information on careers in Canada, visit statefarm.ca/careers.

State Farm Insurance is an equal opportunity employer

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