2024-06-27"1">Positions AvailableLEPR
Location: Downers Grove, IL, Remote/Hybrid
E-mail: dkothari@plrb.org

Law Review Editor


OVERALL PURPOSE/FUNCTION:


Identifying and writing case reviews of new property insurance cases as they are decided. Researching and preparing comments on new case law that will aid insurance company adjusters in understanding how the case law fits into the body of property insurance law and interpretation of insurance policies. Referencing the case review in all relevant PLRB database materials. Monitoring for legislative and regulatory activity relevant to property insurance claims and preparing bulletins to alert membership of these new developments.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following;



1. Set up and review Lexis alerts to locate new property insurance cases on a continuous basis. Add possible cases/synopses to case law list and continually update this list as cases are reviewed.


2. Monitor numerous other industry news sources for new property insurance cases.


3. Prepare reviews of new property insurance cases on a weekly basis. This will include summaries of the case and comments on how this case fits into the body of property insurance law, and how it can be helpful to adjusters handling property insurance claims.


4. Upload the case review and court opinion into the PLRB database and prepare it for addition to PLRB's weekly newsletter.


5. Add a summary of the new case to all relevant PLRB database materials.


6. Monitor Lexis and other sources for new statutory or regulatory materials.


7. Prepare bulletins on new regulations or statutes and add a summary and reference to the bulletins in all relevant PLRB database materials.


8. Case summaries and other writings must be of a style directed to PLRB's audience of insurance professionals.


9. Use careful and thorough legal and/or technical research and analysis and quality writing for production of all assigned projects with minimal direct supervision and be able to complete such work in compliance with set deadlines.


10. Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.



QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS



Education and/or Experience



Law degree from an accredited law school. Property or casualty claims-related legal experience is a plus.



Professional Designations/Licensure/Certificates



Must be licensed by the State of Illinois as an attorney, and be in good standing with the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC). CPCU or AIC designations are a plus.



Skills, Knowledge and Abilities



Outstanding Lexis legal research skills.


Excellent demonstrated legal writing skills.


Ability to perform work in compliance with writing style and citation guidelines established by PLRB.


Excellent technical and Web research skills and ability to work in PLRBs database.


Strong teamwork and project management skills.


Strong computer skills, including expert-level competence with Microsoft Word. Experience with database management is a plus.



Job Demands



The job requires long hours in front of a computer screen and long hours at a desk or desk alternative, use of a keyboard and mouse, and use of a telephone.



The job requires concentration, reading, writing, analyzing, organizing, interpreting, communicating, decision-making, and maintaining confidentiality.



Work Locations



Remote/ Hybrid remote and in-office as agreed to with supervisor.


PLRB Headquarters, 3025 Highland Parkway, Suite 800, Downers Grove, Illinois, or at remote locations as required for duties.


Some domestic travel to various conferences and meetings.



Work Hours



Routine - Standard flextime schedule.


Special - Extraordinary events, as necessary.



Work Days



Routine - Monday through Friday. Special - Extraordinary events, as necessary.

PRIMARY INTERFACES


Internal PLRB position reports to SVP - Coverage Legal Services Position coordinates closely with all other legal and IT staff.

External Contact with member companies, outside vendors, affiliates, and technical and legal resource experts across the industry.


To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to
dkothari@plrb.org.
Ensure that your writing sample demonstrates your experience in writing content intended for publication.
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This position description reflects the current assignment of essential functions and is not meant to be all-inclusive. Duties and responsibilities may be assigned or reassigned to this position at any time and may be modified to reasonably accommodate an individual with a disability, or for other reasons.



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