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Legal Assistant

National Indemnity Company Omaha, NE
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Job Description

National Indemnity Company is one of the leading property/casualty members of the Berkshire Hathaway group of insurance companies, earning the highest financial strength rating by A.M. Best: A++. Located in Omaha, NE, National Indemnity Company offers a wide selection of commercial insurance products and has the stability and strength agents and insureds have depended on for decades.

 

We have an immediate opening for a Legal Assistant who will provide support for all functions of our Legal Department including clerical assistance, litigation assistance, preparation of documents, and organization and maintenance of legal files.

 

Duties include:

  • Setting up, maintaining and organizing legal files and integrating new information into files. Identifying and inputting necessary information into computerized records and databases.  Obtaining necessary documents and filings from court, counsel, administrative agencies, on-line services and other sources. Preparing chronologies, spreadsheets and other documents.
  • Reviewing incoming correspondence and communications and taking appropriate action, including responding to correspondence, assembling necessary information and drafting response.  Receiving, returning and initiating communication with insureds, claimants, counsel, experts, agents, adjusters and others.
  • Drafting correspondence for attorneys and paralegals and reviewing and completing correspondence drafted or outlined by attorneys and paralegals. Scheduling mediations and discovery activities.
  • Assisting paralegal and counsel in obtaining and organizing documents and information for discovery responses, subpoenas, regulatory filings and other matters.  Assisting in preparing and responding to routine discovery requests, including interrogatories and requests for production of documents.
  • Assisting paralegal and counsel in preparation and submission of pleadings, briefs, exhibits, and other legal documents, administrative filings and corporate documents; obtaining applicable court and administrative rules. Assuring compliance with court and administrative requirements as to filing forms, fees, deadlines, requisite number of copies to be filed, and other matters.

 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent plus two years college or equivalent
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Excellent organizational skills

Preferred Knowledge:

  • 3 or more paralegal/legal assistant courses or 1 year paralegal/legal assistant work experience or equivalent
  • Insurance principles and terminology, insurance contracts, statutory and common law applicable to the insurance industry, insurance coverages
  • Legal terminology and business law
  • Litigation and discovery practices
  • Investigative techniques

Job Details

Date Posted August 30, 2017
Date Closes September 29, 2017
Requisition 1882
Address 1314 Douglas Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Omaha World-Herald
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, Varies, Based on Experience
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
SOC Category 23-2011.00 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
Zipcode 68102

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Flexible Hours
  • Health Fair
  • Holiday Party
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities

This job requires the following skills

  • Business Law
  • Paralegal
  • Westlaw

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