Experience: 0-2 years
Area of Practice: Defend lawsuits against GEICO insureds / Illinois/Indiana dual licensure preferred
Attorney - Northwest Indiana
Chicago Staff Counsel is hiring an attorney with 0-2 years of experience to handle cases primarily in northwest Indiana. Applicant must be licensed in Indiana. Illinois/Indiana dual licensure preferred.
Primary Position Objective:
Under close supervision, DEFENDS lawsuits against GEICO insureds and represents GEICO in subrogation, UM/UIM, and PIP suits filed in courts of limited jurisdiction and, in the discretion of the Managing Attorney, in courts of unlimited jurisdiction.
RESEARCHES laws and PREPARES legal briefs, opinions, and memoranda.
RENDERS opinions on liability, damages, and value as requested by the Claims Department.
PREPARES and HANDLES pleadings, motions, and discovery, to include depositions/examinations before trial and examinations under oath based on jurisdiction.
DEFENDS by trial, arbitration, or mediation all matters assigned, as applicable.
ADHERES to the GEICO Code of Conduct, company policies and operating principles.
MEETS attendance standard of the business location, to perform necessary job functions and to facilitate interaction with supervisors and co-workers.
MEETS the requirements specified below.
License in good standing to practice law in applicable jurisdictions.
TRAVELS as required, including but not limited, to attend trials, hearings, depositions, management meetings and conferences. Travel will be primarily between northwest Indiana and the downtown Chicago office.
Must be able, with or without accommodation, to perform the essential functions which include, but are not limited to, thinking (concentrating, focusing, assimilating information), reading, writing, listening, typing, speaking, sitting, bending, reaching, lifting, and standing for extended periods.
Must be able to use a keyboard and a mouse.
Must be able to multi-task.
Must be able to access and utilize multiple pieces of office equipment that may require simultaneous use.
Must be able to communicate in a professional manner in person, via telephone and/or email.
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