Selective Insurance Company of America

  • Senior Legal Assistant - Latham, NY

    Location US-NY-Latham | US-NY-Latham
    Experience (Years)
    Legal/Staff Counsel
    Full-Time Regular
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  • Overview

    Excellent opportunity for an experienced Legal Assistant to join our multi-billion dollar corporation, while providing high quality administrative support for a smaller team of P & C insurance attorneys in our Latham, NY staff counsel office!  Daily responsibilities may include maintaining case files, various correspondence, client interactions, etc. 


    • Create, update, and prepare for distribution correspondence, pleadings, briefs, memorandum, 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 standards.
    • 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.  
    • May assist in ordering supplies, may serve as IT and vendor liaison and Claims Legal Management System ('CLMS') champion.   
    • Open, purge, retrieve, organize and close paper legal files as directed.
    • Communicate with claims, clients, opposing counsel and the courts.
    • Support attorneys and team members other administrative functions.


    Must have at least 7 years of legal secretarial / assistant experience, preferably supporting insurance industry.   Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, transcribing and legal case management software.  The ideal candidate will have superior customer service and both oral & written communication skills.   College degree or business school graduate preferred.


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






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