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Trial Attorney, Staff Counsel

Company: The Hanover Insurance Group
Location: Hartford
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Our staff counsel office is seeking a Trial Attorney to join our growing team in our Glastonbury or Windsor, CT offices.Position summary:This position investigates and manages an inventory of primarily auto accident cases from the inception of the lawsuit until conclusion through dismissal, settlement or trial. Works with Claims Adjuster and clients to resolve claims as expeditiously and efficiently as possible. This is a full-time, exempt role.Responsibilities/Essential Functions:Handles a high volume caseload consisting of smaller auto accident cases.Meets with clients and claims professionals to resolve cases in the most cost effective manner.Answers and develops theories and affirmative defenses to incoming lawsuits.Engages in routine motion practice, discovery and research.Handles trials and arbitrations.PositionRequirements:Minimum 2 years of CT litigation experience.Preferably with a concentration in personal injury practice. Must have a valid driver's license, an acceptable MVR and an ability to maintain confidentiality.Admitted to the CT bar and must be licensed to practice law in the jurisdictions where assigned.Advocacy: Has the knowledge and ability to assist, defend or plead for another.Communication: Has a knowledge and ability to deliberately and precisely exchange thoughts and opinions with one or more persons and to effectively translate legal language and ideas into layman's terms.Organization Skills: Must have the ability to categorize and prioritize work and information to effectively maximize productivity.Computer literacy, including proficiency in MS Word, Lexis/Westlaw, and daily management of e-mail and calendar.Able to work in a remote, team environment with other attorneys, adjusters, claims professionals and support staff.Investigative Skills: Has an ability to follow up step by step on inquiry or observation; to trace or track, search or examine with care and accuracy. Specifically, must take evidence that may be used in reaching a legal conclusion.Legal Research: Must demonstrate the ability to locate cases, treaties, codified laws and statutes aimed at the discovery and interpretation of law and to draw a reasonable and accurate conclusion or render an opinion there from.Courtroom Skills: Has appropriate courtroom behavior, attire and decorum and is familiar with the rules and regulations that govern proceedings and conduct in courts of law or other legal forums and tribunals. Dedication to providing the highest professional service to clients and claims professionals. EEO statement: "The Hanover values diversity in the workplace and among our customers. The company provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants on the basis of experience, training, education, and ability to do the available work without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, ancestry or any other status protected by law. Furthermore, The Hanover Insurance Group is committed to providing an equal opportunity workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment based on national origin, race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by law." As an equal opportunity employer, Hanover does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation, as a candidate for employment, please inform The Hanover Talent Acquisition office.Privacy Policy:To view our privacy policy and online privacy statement, click here.Applicants who are California residents:To see the types of information we may collect from applicants and employees and how we use it, please click here.SDL2017

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