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Bretoi, Lutz & Stele, House Counsel for Mercury Insurance is currently seeking a Legal Secretary I to join our team in Sherman Oaks, CA.
The Legal Secretary demonstrates a thorough degree of legal knowledge, competence, and secretarial skills. Prepares and files legal documents, motions, pleadings, and correspondence of a legal nature as directed. Maintains attorneys’ calendar, sets court dates and appearances, and schedules meetings with witnesses and other involved parties. Maintains department records. May be required to support up to as many as three litigation attorneys.
Work closely with Attorney to:
Draft letters and legal documents.
Prepare and assemble documents, including necessary transmittal forms and envelopes, in proper format.
Complete typing and word processing assignments and documents of legal nature, including correspondence, pleadings, subpoenas, and related documents.
Prepares documents for filing with Court.
Produces quality written communication, corrects and edits documents to ensure final copy conveys proper format and is correct in detail.
Prepares Answers, Cross-Complaints, discovery and all pleadings as directed by the handling attorney.
Maintains transcripts, documents and evidence.
Handle files with minimal exposure and complexity; typical soft-tissue injury claims with no risk.
Maintains record of claims and legal documents and case activity.
Coordinates legal services such as court reporting, copying and delivery agencies.
Has complete understanding of court deadlines, Rules of Court, requirements for processing documents and all office and court processes.
Handles routine correspondence and inquires with attorneys, clients, adjusters, courts, etc. through written or telephone communication skills.
Communicates with claims, opposing counsel and clients regarding legal file.
Schedules court reporters, expert witnesses and other experts for testimony at depositions and trial.
Classifies, sort and file correspondence, articles, records and other documents.
Calendaring and Tasks:
Maintains attorney calendar by accurately recording court dates and appearances as directed.
Schedules meetings, depositions, and appointments.
Assembles documents, reports, and information as requested to prepare for meetings.
Tasks all deadlines in connection with appearances.
Schedules internal conferences related to legal files.
Regular attendance at work on a full-time schedule of 7.5 hours per day Monday - Friday (37.5 hours per week)
These worker characteristics are normally acquired through completion of a general high school educational, vocational training in legal support
At minimum 1+ years Legal Secretary experience in insurance defense litigation or significant experience in legal industry
Knowledge and Skills:
Promotes and demonstrates a cohesive work environment, corresponding and communicating with office staff and clientele including but not limited to, adjusters, opposing counsel, clients, and vendors.
Work requires thorough knowledge of legal principles, terminology and procedures.
Work requires excellent written communication skills to draft legal documents in support of and response to inquiries and requests from opposing counsel, as well as to proof and edit documents for accuracy. Must possess superior ability to effectively correspond with clients, attorneys, and other involved parties.
Why choose a career at Mercury?
At Mercury, we have been guided by our purpose to help people reduce risk and overcome unexpected events for more than 60 years. We are one team with a common goal to help others. Everyone needs insurance and we can’t imagine a world without it.
Our team will encourage you to grow, make time to have fun, and work together to make great things happen. We embrace the strengths and values of each team member. We believe in having diverse perspectives where everyone is included, to serve customers from all walks of life.
We care about our people, and we mean it. We reward our talented professionals with a competitive salary, bonus potential, and a variety of benefits to help our team members reach their health, retirement, and professional goals.
Learn more about us here: https://www.mercuryinsurance.com/about/careers
We offer many great benefits, including:
- Competitive compensation
- Flexibility to work from anywhere in the United States for most positions
- Paid time off (vacation time, sick time, 9 paid Company holidays, volunteer hours)
- Incentive bonus programs (potential for holiday bonus, referral bonus, and performance-based bonus)
- Medical, dental, vision, life, and pet insurance
- 401 (k) retirement savings plan with company match
- Engaging work environment
- Promotional opportunities
- Education assistance
- Professional and personal development opportunities
- Company recognition program
- Health and wellbeing resources, including free mental wellbeing therapy/coaching sessions, child and eldercare resources, and more
Mercury Insurance is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.