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Legal Assistant - Insurance Defense

Progressive Insurance
$26- $37/ hour
Posted Apr 24
Full Time
On Site
New Hyde Park, New York
As a legal assistant on our team, you’ll handle complex tasks critical to the success of our law offices.  An ideal candidate will have prior litigation experience and an understanding of legal terminology, which will be used to provide administrative support to our attorneys through preparation of legal documents and correspondences, such as motions and pleadings.  Using an electronic case management system, you’ll manage attorney calendars, coordinate examinations for defense experts, and communicate with clients.  Among other things, you’ll spend time maintaining files, answering phone calls, propounding discovery – including serving client discovery, along with other administrative duties.
This is a hybrid position working a minimum of 1 day a week in the House Counsel office in either our Williamsville or New Hyde Park office during our core business hours.

Must-have qualifications

  • High school diploma/ GED equivalent or higher
  • One year prior legal work experience in a business or legal environment supporting a professional team


Preferred skills

  • Insurance defense or personal injury experience
  • Time management and organizational skills required to provide support to a large group of professionals
  • Typing skills with special attention to grammar and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining highly confidential information
  • Effective listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • $26.15 - $36.92/hour
  • Gainshare bonus up to 16% of your eligible earnings based on company performance



  • 401(k) with dollar-for-dollar company match up to 6%
  • Medical, dental & vision, including free preventative care
  • Wellness & mental health programs
  • Health care flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, & life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Paid & unpaid sick leave where applicable, as well as short & long-term disability
  • Parental & family leave; military leave & pay
  • Diverse, inclusive & welcoming culture with Employee Resource Groups
  • Career development & tuition assistance

Energage recognizes Progressive as a 2023 Top Workplace for: Innovation, Purposes & Values, Work-Life Flexibility, Compensation & Benefits, and Leadership. 

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