The Trial Attorney I is open in Nationwide's Trial Division Office in New York City.
JOB SUMMARY: Provides legal representation for clients in matters of low risk. Reviews and evaluates assigned cases. Prepares and tries cases in limited jurisdiction courts and agencies. Communicates with Claims and clients. Provides related legal advice and services.RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Managing AttorneyJOB RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Generally works on legal matters that are basic and of low risk, representing clients in trials or hearings before limited jurisdiction courts or agencies. Often assists more experienced attorneys on portions of larger matters.2. Follows established NTD Best Practices Guidelines.3. Reviews and evaluates cases and lawsuits. Maintains billable hour requirement.4. Works with client and claims to establish, communicates and implements Litigation Plan. Keeps client and Claims fully informed.5. Prepares and tries cases of limited complexity, simple and non-permanent injuries, with rare inflammatory factors. Limited exposure in limited jurisdiction courts and agencies.6. Recognizes, participates and promotes settlement opportunities. Negotiates as authorized; settlement value is within adjuster¿s authority.7. Obtains meaningful discovery, may take depositions, and participates in motions practice as warranted.8. Minimal contact with Claims management.9. Performs other related duties as assigned.JOB REQUIREMENTS:Education: JD degree or equivalent.Designations: Currently licensed as an attorney in an appropriate U.S. jurisdiction.Experience: Typically one to three years of relevant civil litigation experience, or is newly admitted to practice.Knowledge: Working knowledge of applicable legal practices and procedures, and substantive civil law. Adherence to Private Practice of Law Policy.Skills/ Competencies: Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Ability to process information efficiently and effectively. Excellent analytical and legal skills. Resourceful, creative thinker. Computer savvy with a working knowledge of basic software and use of same. Good time management and organization skills.. Decision making ability to set work priorities. Knowledge of legal research techniques.Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors.Staffing exceptions to the above minimum job requirements must be approved by the: VP, Trial Division and Human ResourcesJOB CONDITIONS:Overtime eligibility: Not Eligible (exempt)Working Conditions: Professional law office environment. Frequent travel. Occasional overnight travel. Extended hours are often necessary to meet the demands of the profession.ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some associates assigned to the job to performs a somewhat different combination of duties.Credit Check: Due to the fiduciary accountabilities of this job, a valid credit check and/or background which will be required as part of the selection process.Driving Record: A satisfactory driving record is required due to the out of office travel.#corporateJob Evaluation Activity: Edited April 2009 VAYJob Family/Function: LEG/TAT
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