Description:

Job Summary:
Provide professional legal services supporting SIU Litigation. This position supports the MA market. Protects the best interest of clients on assigned cases, handles litigated cases and Court appearances and assists in advising the Claims Department and Company in tort, contract and insurance law. Competent knowledge of the legal system and all basics of litigation required. Must be capable of handling assigned cases to conclusion by bench or jury trial and have knowledge of insurance claim, tort and contract litigation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Education: J.D. for an accredited Law School and admission to the Bar in MA required.
  • Experience: 1 - 4 years of relevant legal and litigation experience. Prior civil litigation experience preferred, but not required.
  • Knowledge: General knowledge of industry practices, standards, and concepts within field of work. Applies them to perform work requiring analytical business skills.
  • Decision Making: Makes decisions related to a wide variety of situations within management limits. Interprets guidelines and procedures, applying judgment and discretion. Decisions influence portions of a project, client relationships and/or expenditures.
  • Supervision Received: Works independently under moderate to general supervision, receiving specific and detailed instructions on new types of work.
  • Leadership: Works as an individual contributor. Learns the job.
  • Problem Solving /Operations/Direct Work Involvement: Develops solutions to a variety of problems, typically of moderate scope and complexity. Refers to and interprets policies and practices for guidance.
  • Client Contacts: Contacts other departments and or external organizations or parties frequently. Contacts are primarily at or below upper management levels. Represents organization on specific projects. Communication may involve persuasion, and negotiation.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience with independently managing litigated cases from inception to conclusion, preferred, but not required.

Experience within the insurance industry preferred, but not required. Must have advanced written and oral communication skills. Proficiency with computer software including current Windows Operating System, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook and Legal Case Management Programs.

Must be able to handle a case load involving a minimal amount of trial work, communicate effectively and persuasively with clients, courts, the Claim Department, and outside professional legal personnel, competently represent the organization to members of the legal community, and other associations, analyze problems and recommend viable solutions relating to the management of litigation and
effectively negotiate/plead cases in litigation.

If you require an accommodation for a disability so that you may participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact the MAPFRE Insurance Talent Acquisition team at talentacquisition@mapfreusa.com.

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