Supervisor Legal Services

The Standard Portland, OR

About the Job

Overview

If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you’ll fit in at The Standard (www.standard.com). Through our retirement plans and insurance products and services, we help people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. Come join us and share our passion for serving our customers in a positively different way.

 

Supervise and assist paralegal staff in the delivery of complex legal services to the Company’s litigation functional area; oversee and supervise the administrative functions related to the Company’s litigation; develop manuals and management reports; identify and implement process improvements to contribute to efficient operation of the litigation functional area.

 

Responsible for managing the work environment, identifying workforce needs and ensuring alignment with corporate manager expectations, values and vision.

Responsibilities

Contribute to the company’s success through excellent customer service and meeting or exceeding performance objectives for the following major job functions:

  • Manage complex litigation including class action lawsuits, bad faith litigation and large discovery project teams; provide training and guidance to paralegal staff regarding the management of assigned complex litigation matters; establish priorities and make assignments to ensure timeliness; evaluate work product for accuracy; oversee the preparation of correspondence, memoranda, release and settlement agreements and pleadings; identify, develop and implement appropriate training to ensure consistency in the composition and formatting of documents; identify and implement process improvements; investigate and make recommendations regarding technologies to improve productivity in document preparation.
  • Oversee filing and auditing functions to ensure accuracy in the maintenance of documentation; develop and maintain a file management system which allows efficient access to documents; evaluate and make recommendations regarding improvements in file management, including imaging and online database.
  • Responsible for selection, development, motivation, appraisal and salary recommendations of reporting subordinates. Contribute to the company’s progress in affirmative action. Ensure appropriate scheduling of staff to attorneys; balance workloads of paralegal staff and legal administrative staff and to ensure high quality work product results; coordinate work processes between paralegals and administrative staff in support of litigation management.
  • Participate in, lead and/or facilitate training or special projects that identify and implement improvements in workflow, systems, procedures to ensure effective litigation operations. Coordinate team activities to ensure effective results; determine training needs for each team member to insure effective, consistent utilization of evolving systems and procedures.
Qualifications

Education: Associate degree in paralegal studies or similar training or work experience.

 

Experience: Minimum of six years demonstrated work experience as a paralegal, and two to five years progressively responsible experience in supervision, preferably in a law office environment; or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.

 

Professional certification required: Paralegal certification preferred.        

 

 

Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc. and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.

 

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Individuals with disabilities who need assistance or accommodation with the application process should contact HR Direct at 971-321-7871.  This number is only for the use of individuals with disabilities who need accommodation with the application process.  General inquiries about application status will not be addressed.