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Legal Assistant I

Company: AmTrust North America
Location: Melville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:



Overview

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., a fast-growing commercial insurance company, has an immediate need for an in-house legal assistant to work in our Melville office.



Responsibilities

  • Answer inbound main line phone calls and route inquiries to correct team member
  • Greet and manage guests and vendors
  • Retrieve, scan, and route all incoming mail to proper team and Claims
  • Monitor and process office electronic mailbox correspondence
  • Ability to flag critical documents requiring timely responses and appearances
  • Process outbound USPS/FedEx mail
  • Coordinate/schedule meetings, hearings, appointments, and depositions
  • Generate draft templates (pleadings, motions, objections, correspondence) for attorney review and approval
  • Assemble medical packets to experts along with itemized schedule of records
  • Provide Legal Assistant support to 1 or more Attorneys
  • Document processing (assemble, copy, scan, serve, E-file accordingly)
  • Manage and prioritize competing deadlines
  • Communicate with claim partners, clients, witnesses, Court, opposing counsel, vendors, and team members
  • Maintain data integrity in our document management platform supporting our paperless environment (documents, parties, roles/relations, naming conventions)
  • Timely transmit and request payments to vendors, experts, etc.
  • Provide office support as needed (place tickets for failing equipment, order office supplies, assist peers as needed and during PTO)


Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • 1+ years defense litigationexperience preferred
  • Ability to type a min. of 70 wpm and must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Organized, self- motivated, ability to prioritize and work independently
  • Exceptional attention to details and the production of professional work product
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Work in a team environment with a positive respectful attitude
  • Experience with a document management platform (TeamConnect a plus)

This job description is designed to provide a general overview of the job and does not entail a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities that will be required in this position. AmTrust has the right to revise this job description at any time.

What We Offer:

AmTrust Financial Services offers a competitive compensation package and excellent career advancement opportunities. Our benefits include Medical & Dental Plans, Life Insurance, including eligible spouses & children, Health Care Flexible Spending, Dependent Care, 401k Savings Plans, Paid Time Off.

AmTrust strives to create a diverse and inclusive culture where thoughts and ideas of all employees are appreciated and respected. This concept encompasses but is not limited to human differences with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, culture, religion or disabilities.

AmTrust values excellence and recognizes that by embracing the diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives of its workforce, it will sustain a competitive advantage and remain an employer of choice. Diversity is a business imperative, enabling us to attract, retain and develop the best talent available. We see diversity as more than just policies and practices. It is an integral part of who we are as a company, how we operate and how we see our future.

This job description is designed to provide a general overview of the job and does not entail a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities that will be required in this position. AmTrust has the right to revise this job description at any time.

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Keywords: AmTrust North America, New Haven , Legal Assistant I, Other , Melville, Connecticut

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