Selective Insurance Company of America

  • Senior Legal Assistant - Latham, NY

    Location US-NY-Latham
    Experience (Years)
    Administrative Services
    Full-Time Regular
    FLSA Status
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  • Overview

    Provides secretarial and administrative support for a team of attorneys.  This position has no direct reports. All job duties and responsibilities must be carried out in compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements


    • Create, update, and prepare for distribution correspondence, pleadings, briefs, memoranda, reports, articles, etc., using the Company’s legal case management software, dictation and voice recognition equipment.  Proofread final work product to ensure high quality and compliance with office standards. 
    • Relieve attorneys of routine administrative functions.
    • Process mail and answer telephone calls.
    • Maintain and coordinate attorneys’ calendar or diary.
    • Arrange and coordinate travel or meeting plans for attorneys.
    • Maintain filing system and other departmental records.  In offices without a Law Office Administrator or Lead Legal Secretary, may assist the managing attorney in ordering supplies, may serve as IT and vendor liaison and CLMS champion, and may be assigned other administrative tasks as needed to support the team.  
    • Open, purge, retrieve, organize and close paper legal files as directed.
    • Communicate with claims, clients, opposing counsel and the courts.
    • Provide assistance to other team members and teams.
    • Provide other assistance as requested by managing attorney.


    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook required. 
    • Typing/dictation skill required. 
    • Excel and legal case management software required. 
    • Excellent customer service, writing, and oral communication skills required.
    • High school diploma or equivalent required.  College degree or business school preferred. 
    • At least 10 years legal secretary experience in the jurisdiction required.


    Selective is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Selective maintains a drug-free workplace.


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