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Legal Research and Project Specialist

Company: Zurich NA
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Job Description:

Zurich North America is currently hiring a Legal Research and Project Specialist for its Staff Legal Office in Schaumburg, IL. The role holder is responsible for supporting (under the supervision of lawyers) the identification, management and mitigation of legal and regulatory risks, to enable business to achieve strategic and commercial goals in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and to protect and preserve Zurich's tangible and intangible assets. At Zurich North America Claims we acknowledge that work life-balance and flexibility are a priority when it comes to choosing your next career move. Designed with our employees' needs in mind, the ZNA Claims hybrid work model emphasizes flexibility, allowing claims employees to conduct individual work in their preferred location, while facilitating in-person connections and collaborative activities when meaningful and valuable. While the model provides a high level of flexibility and autonomy, occasional circumstances requiring in-office attendance should be expected. The candidate selected for this opportunity should be able to report into the following North American Claims office: Schaumburg, IL

In this role you will be responsible for:

* Conducts thorough and timely legal and/or documentary research on matters of basic and medium complexity, drawing from multiple sources of information; ability to organize, distill, and summarize results of research and prepare appropriate presentations of research findings depending upon nature of research and presentation audience using reports, charts, diagrams, and/or other mediums as appropriate.

* Supports lawyers with legal, regulatory or process improvement projects by working closely with project leaders, assisting in project planning and project documentation, assuming responsibility for completion of key projects tasks as assigned, and preparing project presentations materials.

* Supports lawyers with committee responsibilities as required.

* Organizes and maintains paper and electronic documents and files.

* Responds to inquiries and provides updates to attorneys, internal departments, outside counsel, external agencies, opposing counsel, witnesses, and/or external customers as needed.

* Prepares routine and less complex legal documents, correspondence, and/or pleadings

Basic Qualifications:

* Associate Degree and 2 or more years of experience in the Legal or Legal Support area


* Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 2 or more years of experience in the Legal or Legal Support area


* Experience conducting electronic database research

* Experience drafting legal documents, correspondence, and/or pleadings

Preferred Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree

* Insurance industry experience

* Ability to effectively conduct electronic database research, including Westlaw and NILS/Wolters Kluwer

* Microsoft 365 Office Expertise in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

* Comfortable working in a paperless work environment

* Strong communication skills.

* Comfortable working in a remote & an office environment.

* CORE Registered Paralegal (CRP)

* PACE Registered Paralegal (PRP)

* Certified Paralegal (CP)

* Certified Legal Assistant (CLA)

* Professional Paralegal (PP)

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (, including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.

A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at Zurich?

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500 -. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers' expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Location(s): AM - Schaumburg

Remote Working: Hybrid

Schedule: Full Time

Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-MM1 #LI-HYBRID

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Keywords: Zurich NA, Schaumburg , Legal Research and Project Specialist, Legal , Schaumburg, Illinois

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