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Staff Legal Secretary

New York
Job Type
14 Jun 2022


Zurich North America is currently hiring a Staff Legal Secretary for our Manhattan Staff Legal office to perform a broad range of administrative and secretarial support for two general liability defense attorneys.  The position is in the New York City office. 


The core responsibilities of this role are: 

  • Organizing and maintaining electronic case files
  • Drafting and filing legal pleadings, motions and correspondence
  • Managing attorney calendars
  • Scheduling and confirming depositions
  • Processing authorizations for retrieval of records 
  • Knowledge of court rules and procedures for the New York City and upstate NY area. 


Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 3 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
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to effectively draft complex legal documents, correspondence, and pleadings
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Familiarity with litigation management software systems
  • Organization and prioritization skills
  • E-filing experience and understanding of court rules/procedures for New York


Applicable Only to Jobs to be Performed in New York City

The salary range for this role is $56,400 - $70,500.  This is the range Zurich NA in good faith believes is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of the posting.  Zurich NA may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in New York City.  This range may be modified in the future.  This job is also bonus eligible. No amount is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable.

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols ( ), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or negative COVID test results when allowable, to a third-party vendor. These are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.  
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Location(s): AM - New York
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time
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  • Job Reference: 624024512-2
  • Date Posted: 14 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Zurich
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent