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Staff Legal Secretary



Zurich is currently looking for a Staff Legal Secretary to work out of our North American offices in Metairie, Louisiana.  


The Staff Legal Secretary performs a broad range of administrative and secretarial support for three busy trial attorneys. The Legal Secretary will organize and maintain all electronic files relating to litigation and administrative matters. The Legal Secretary will be primarily responsible for scheduling and maintaining the calendars of the attorneys they support, filing and other administrative duties.


Additional responsibilities will include:


  • Providing administrative support to one or more attorneys such as answering the phone, greeting visitors, scheduling and maintaining calendars, processing invoices, retaining vendors, filing, electronic filing, service of pleadings, etc...

  • Responding to inquiries from and interacting with customers, clients, counsel, and witnesses

  • Drafting legal pleadings, correspondence, and other documents as directed

  • Maintaining accurate office database for assigned attorneys' cases

  • Organizing and maintaining case files and documentation

  • Contributing to the team effort by accomplishing related results and participating on projects as needed


Basic Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 2 or more years of experience in the Legal Secretary area within the Insurance industry

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 1 or more years of experience in the Legal Secretary area within the Insurance industry

  • Experience drafting legal documents and correspondence

  • Experience providing administrative support to one or more attorneys



Preferred Qualifications:


  • Associate Degree or Bachelor’s Degree

  • Ability to effectively draft legal documents, correspondence, and/or pleadings

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills

  • Familiarity with litigation management software systems

  • Familiarity with Workers’ Compensation and General Liability litigation

  • Trial experience

  • Strong technical skills

  • Experience filing in various Parishes throughout Louisiana

  • Familiarity with Louisiana Rules of Civil Procedure and local Rules

  • Experience navigating Clerk, Court and Judicial websites

  • Strong Organization and prioritization skills

  • Detail oriented

  • Ability to effectively collaborate throughout the organization.


A future with 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 148 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 - Metairie

Remote Working: No

Schedule: Full Time


Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-MM1 

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans

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