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Paralegal I- Dallas, TX

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Staff Counsel
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1800007L Requisition #
 
Requirements:
GEICO is seeking additional experienced paralegals - one to work in GEICO's office near Fort Worth and two to work in GEICO’s regional building in Richardson. Please specify in your application which location one you desire.


Under general supervision, drafts routine legal documents, and handles multiple legal tasks to support the attorneys.

Essential Functions:
1. Drafts, reviews, and revises routine legal documents, including but not limited to Defendant's Responses to Written Discovery Requests(including coordinating completion, meeting with client and identifying defense file documents to be produced) and routine discovery motions.

2. Subpoena records and follow up on the receipt of same and send records to Defense experts for review.

3. Assist attorney in retaining Defense Experts and track deadlines for same. May include determining if deadlines are applicable for retaining experts; obtaining Affidavits from Expert and filing with the court per deadlines and Rules of Civil Procedure.

4. Supplement Defendant's Responses to Written Discovery and may included Designating Defense Experts and deadlines for same.

4. Coordinate/Schedule depositions of experts or important witnesses.

5. Identifies Plaintiff's Experts and calculates deadlines for responding to same.

6. Calls court for trial announcements. Assists with preparation of Trial Documents and Trial Preparation.

7. Maintains amicable relationships with other departments, courts, clients and third parties.

8. Adheres to the GEICO Code of Conduct, the GEICO Claims Code of Conduct, company policies and operating principles.

9. Meets attendance standard at business location to perform necessary job functions and to facilitate interaction with management and co-workers.

10.Meets the requirements specified below.

- Must be able to, with or without accommodation, perform the essential functions which include, but are not limited to seeing, hearing, typing and speaking.
- Work activities involve combinations of sitting, walking, kneeling, climbing, pulling, bending, lifting, carrying and standing for extended periods.
- Must be able to follow complex instructions, resolve conflicts or facilitate conflict resolution, and have strong organization/priority setting skills.
- Must be able to multi-task.
- Must be able to learn and apply large amounts of technical and procedural information.
- Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Based on jurisdiction, may need to obtain and maintain a notary license.
- Must have the ability to type at least 50 words per minute.
- Must hold a Paralegal Certificate or degree in Paralegal Studies.
Qualifications:
Calculator - Filing - Lifting - Phone Experience - Public Contact - Standing - Typing (60 WPM) - Word Processing
About Geico
For more than 75 years, GEICO has stood out from the rest of the insurance industry! We are one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing auto insurers thanks to our low rates, outstanding service and clever marketing. We're an industry leader employing thousands of dedicated and hard-working associates. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, we offer associates training and career advancement in a financially stable and rewarding workplace.

Our associates' quality of life is important to us. Full-time GEICO associates are offered a comprehensive Total Rewards Program*, including:

  • 401(k) and profit-sharing plans
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays and leave programs
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Associate assistance program
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Business casual dress
  • Fitness and dining facilities (at most locations)
  • Associate clubs and sports teams
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Federal Credit Union

* Benefit offerings for positions other than full-time may vary.

GEICO is an equal opportunity employer. GEICO conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

How to Apply
Click "Apply for Job" to complete your application. You will need an active email address and phone number. Please upload your resume, preferably as Word .doc files or PDF. Once you begin your application you can save it and access it later. Your application should include any work and/or internship experience from at least the past five years.

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