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Our Chicago, IL Staff Counsel office, is seeking an experienced Legal Specialist to handle Workers' Compensation matters.
This position is responsible for representing the interests of the company in the litigation of disputed Workers Compensation claims. Provide excellent client service as part of a legal team. Responsible for independent, aggressive case handling with a resolution management focus. Remain current on related legal and regulatory governances and changes. Interpret, develop and deliver training programs to meet the needs of the Claim organization.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ability to independently handle a full to moderate caseload with low to moderate level of severity and complexity from case inception through trial/resolution with limited to no secretarial support
Handle hearings as jurisdictionally appropriate
Works under the guidance of an assigned attorney in litigating files
Conducts legal research as necessitated and supervises research projects delegated to Associate Counsel and paralegals
Independently drafts pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other file documents
Attends court events and other appointments independently
Learns and understands claim customers expectations and key department business goals and assists them in meeting those goals
Handles and actively seeks opportunities to become involved in special projects and on committees
Interpret and analyze medical reports, provide disability ratings where jurisdictionally applicable
Provides recommendations and case analysis to business partners on appropriate file handling strategy
Integrates legal support staff into case handling process when appropriate
Builds and maintains superior 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
Effectively makes use of technology and automation in the practice of law
Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management
Travels as required to meet business needs
Ability to mentor and train less experienced staff
Provide advice and training to claim partners and clients
Appear at court or Board proceedings and aggressively advocate the position of the company and/or the account
Assist attorneys in complex aspects of legal case preparation and file management, including heavy to advanced legal research and drafting of complex documents
Partner with Case Managers to develop and document litigation and communication plans
Interpret and advise Case Managers on related regulations and statues. Partner with and participate in case management committee reviews
Ensure records management in accordance with applicable records retention guidelines Conducts legal research as necessitated
Must abide by Canon of Ethics
EDUCATION/COURSE OF STUDY:
College degree or related business experience in a workers compensation claim or legal environment
Hearing Representative experience with strong litigation focus.
Strong understanding of Workers Compensation law and litigation procedures.
Strong written, presentation and oral communication skills Strong and persuasive legal writing skills and oral advocacy skills
Ability to clearly and succinctly articulate position
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.
Ability to analyze legal issues with minimal supervision
Appreciation for and commitment to delivery of high quality legal work
Works collaboratively with team members and others
Demonstrate creative problem solving and analytical skills
Demonstrated knowledge of the various jurisdictional rules for Workers Compensation law and litigation procedures
Demonstrated ability to work independently and also effectively with others in a team environment
Strong organizational skills
Exhibited Business Integrity
Strong evaluation and negotiation skills
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We actively promote a drug-free workplace.
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