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Staff Counsel Position- First Party Defense at Heritage Insurance

Staff Counsel Position- First Party Defense

Heritage Insurance Sunrise, FL Full-Time
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Position Summary:

 A Staff Counsel in the Heritage Legal Department is responsible for all phases of litigation from initial assignment through trial.

  • A Staff Counsel will be assigned and personally responsible for between 100 – 150 cases depending on experience level and types of cases.

  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 Responsible for developing a Litigation Plan in conjunction and consultation with the assigned Litigation Examiner.

  • Responsible for the implementation of the Litigation Plan, and the modification of the Litigation Plan as deemed necessary throughout every phase of litigation.
  • Responsible for complying with the Heritage Litigation Handbook and Guidelines.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all Orders entered in each assigned case.
  • Responsible for complying with all Administrative Orders in effect within the specific jurisdiction that the attorney works within.
  • Responsible for ensuring complete compliance with the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure and the Florida Evidence Code in every assigned matter.  

 

Job Requirements:

Key Competencies

 

  • A thorough understanding of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. ..TrainingCivil-Procedure-Rules-Updated-4-6-20.pdf
  • A thorough understanding of the Florida Evidence Code.
  • A thorough understanding of the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration. ..TrainingFlorida-Rules-of-Judicial-Administration.pdf
  • A thorough understanding of all Administrative Orders in effect within each jurisdiction that the attorney handles.
  • A thorough understanding of Florida Insurance Code, specifically Chapter 624 and Chapter 627.
  • A thorough understanding of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar, specifically the Rules of Professional Conduct. ..TrainingRules Regulating the Florida Bar.pdf.  ..TrainingRules of Professional Conduct.pdf. 
  • A thorough understanding of the Florida Administrative Code , specifically
    • Chapter 69O – Insurance Regulation,
    • Chapter 69B-153 Deceptive Insurance Practices,
    • Chapter 69B-166 Property and Casualty Insurer Practices, Chapter 69B-220 Adjusters.
    • For sinkhole losses, Chapter 69B-251 Neutral Evaluators.
  • Extensive knowledge of case law governing Florida insurance claims.

 

 Other Required Qualifications

  •  Highly organized with the ability to handle and maintain daily tasks for his/her assigned case load.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Articulate presentation skills using technology
  • Strong and persuasive legal writing skills and oral advocacy skills
  • Ability to clearly and succinctly articulate position
  • Independent ability to analyze legal issues with minimal supervision
  • Appreciation for and commitment to delivery of high-quality legal work
  • Works collaboratively with team members and others
  • Demonstrates desire to acquire effective trial skills with increased litigation complexity
  • Demonstrates superior legal acumen
  • Demonstrates personal commitment to professional development
  • Continued development of technical skills with a goal of handling the highest complexity cases
  • Personal integrity and adherence to a high degree of professionalism and ethical competency
  • Strong research skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Multi-tasking tolerance and success
  • Decision making and problem-solving abilities
  • Sense of urgency/responsiveness

 

Minimum Education and Licensure Requirements

 

  • D. degree from ABA-approved program
  • Licensed by the Florida Bar and a member in good standing

 Minimum Experience Requirements

  •  Associate Staff Counsel
    • 1 year of experience practicing in Florida.
    • 6 months specializing in insurance law.
  • Staff Counsel
    • 5 years of experience practicing in Florida
    • 2 years of experience specializing in insurance law.
    • 1 year of experience specializing in first-party property
  • Senior Staff Counsel
    • 15 years of experience practicing in Florida.
    • 10 years of experience practicing in insurance law.
    • 5 years of experience specializing in first-party property.

Management/Supervisory Responsibilities

 

  • Associate Staff Counsel
    • Responsible for supervising assigned Legal Assistant and Litigation Paralegal

 

  • Staff Counsel
    • Responsible for supervising assigned Legal Assistant and Litigation Paralegal
    • Responsible for supervising assigned Associate Staff Counsel

 

  • Senior Staff Counsel
    • Responsible for supervising assigned Legal Assistant and Litigation Paralegal
    • Responsible for supervising assigned Staff Counsel
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Job Snapshot

Employee Type

Full-Time

Location

Sunrise, FL

Job Type

Legal

Experience

Not Specified

Date Posted

01/12/2023
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