Selective Insurance Company of America

  • Senior Legal Assistant-Los Angeles, CA / Orange County, CA

    Location US-CA-Los Angeles | US-CA-Orange County
    Experience (Years)
    Legal/Staff Counsel
    Full-Time Regular
    FLSA Status
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    Auto Reimbursement
  • Overview

    Selective is seeking a Sr. Legal Assistant that provides secretarial and administrative support while maintaining confidentiality to a team of attorneys. 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. Work proactively on files.
    • Relieve attorneys of routine administrative functions and takes initiative on reporting such as CLMS reports in anticipation of attorney’s needs.
    • 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. Works well independently with minimal supervision.
    • Open, purge, retrieve, organize and close paper legal files as directed.
    • Communicate with claims, clients, opposing counsel and the courts.
    • Provide assistance to the office team. Acts as a resource to legal secretaries and managers that can be relied upon for guidance and coaching on administrative and legal matters. Maintains a high level of productivity.
    • Provide other assistance as requested by the manager.


    • 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 5 years legal secretary experience in the jurisdiction preferred.


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


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