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Legal Assistant

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Hiring Organization The Hartford
Post Name Legal Assistant
Qualification LLB
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 43040 To USD 64560 Per Year
Job Location Type Work From Home

You are a driven and motivated problem solver ready to pursue meaningful work. You strive to make an impact every day & not only at work, but in your personal life and community too. If that sounds like you, then you’ve landed in the right place.

We are seeking an experienced Legal Assistant to provide full litigation support. The ideal candidate will be joining a legal support team that is dedicated to insurance defense. The selected candidate for this position will work remotely in support of our New York City Legal office. Key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Utilize appropriate software in a paperless environment to prepare timely correspondence, facilitate e-filings, and support correspondence, briefs, motions, pleadings, discovery, deposition notices along with other documents required by the New York courts
  • Assist attorneys as needed in preparation for trial
  • Review electronic mail daily
  • Maintain our electronic legal files
  • Process invoices for payment
  • Demonstrate a professional demeanor during each interaction with clients, opposing counsel, attorneys, teammates, claim partners, and court employee
  • Assist in overall office support as needed which could include case matching, mail handling, filing in an electronic case management system, CD duplication, PDF creation, file conversion, and compilation
  • Maintain Attorney calendars based on court notifications and depositions


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Legal Assistant/Legal Secretary in an insurance defense law office, personal injury law office, or litigation firm
  • Strong working knowledge of the New York State court systems and processes
  • Tort experience in personal injury work is strongly preferred
  • Trial preparation experience is a plus!
  • Demonstrated experience in a high-volume litigation environment with familiarity in document production, discovery preparation, Outlook calendar maintenance and data maintenance for clients
  • Strong multi-tasking, organizational, and time management skills
  • Proficiency with case management software
  • Strong familiarity with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Teams, & PowerPoint)
  • Ability to meet productivity targets in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, especially regarding prioritizing work activities for multiple attorneys
  • Must be able to manipulate electronic documents such as TIF, PDF, and JPG formats

​​For full-time, occasional, part-time, or remote positions:

  • high-speed broadband internet service is required, we do not recommend or support DSL, wireless, Wifi, Hotspots, or Fiber without a modem or Satellite;
  • Internet provider-supplied modem/router/gateway is hardwired to the Hartford-issued computer with an ethernet cable; and 
  • minimum upload/download speeds of 5Mbps/30Mbps will be required. 


The listed annualized base pay range is primarily based on an analysis of similar positions in the external market. Actual base pay could vary and may be above or below the listed range based on factors including but not limited to performance, proficiency, and demonstration of competencies required for the role.

The base pay is just one component of Hartford’s total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include short-term or annual bonuses, long-term incentives, and on-the-spot recognition. The annualized base pay range for this role is:


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