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Associate Attorney - Worker%27s Compensation

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Chicago
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionSALARY$90,430.74POSITION SUMMARYUnder general supervision, functions as a "junior associate" attorney responsible for supporting defense of workers' compensation cases from minor to significant injuries or death and supports litigation for assigned caseload litigating workers' compensation cases brought against the authority.QualificationsPRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Handles own caseload of Workers' Compensation cases through all phases of litigation. This requires frequent appearances in court for hearings, arbitrations, and trials, the taking and defending of depositions, preparing and deposing witnesses and expert witnesses, legal and medical research, and the drafting of briefs and settlement contracts.
  • Works with more senior attorneys in a "second chair" capacity on large Workers' Compensation litigation. Assists other departments with the collection of Workers' Compensation benefits caused by the negligence of third-parties.
  • Works closely with the Workers' Compensation adjusters and staff, as well as CTA's Third-Party Administrator to handle claims in the best interest of the Authority.
  • Conducts research for the purpose of advising client departments. May provide advice and counsel directly to clients and the Third-Party Administrator.
  • Builds skills through continuing legal education programs and training opportunities offered by Law Department.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIESReporting to this position are the following jobs:Job Title
    • Administrative SupportCHALLENGES
      • Must be able to work in partnership with client departments to achieve CTA goals.
      • Must be able to provide legal advice in a short response time under stressful situations.
      • Must quickly demonstrate skills and credibility as a practicing attorney.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
        • Law degree from an accredited school of law. Licensed, or in the process of obtaining a license, to practice law in Illinois.
        • 1 year of Workers' Compensation experience.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
          • Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity, and fingering for working with computer key boards. Transports documents and equipment to court and various locations.
          • Service Area Requirement: Exempt (Non-Union) employees must live within the boundaries of the CTA Statutory Service Area either at the time of employment or within 6 months of beginning employment at CTA.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
            • Working knowledge of applicable federal and state laws.
            • Working knowledge of judicial procedures and rules of evidence.
            • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively interrelate with clients, Authority personnel, and witnesses.
            • Good research, organization and analytical skills to gather and synthesize large volumes of information into a logical convincing case.
            • Good verbal and written communication skills to explain important facts clearly, logically, and concisely.
            • Good negotiation skills.
            • Good interviewing skills.
            • Basic skill using Microsoft software.
            • Ability to work on multiple projects in stressful situations.
            • Ability to provide timely legal advice.
            • Ability to work independently and advise and consult with management as needed.
            • Ability to lead others and work in a team environment.WORKING CONDITIONS
              • General office environment.
              • Works various days and hours.
              • Travels to various locations to collect or present information.EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED
                • Standard office equipment.
                • On-line legal research and litigation support software.Additional DetailsEmployees and/or union members will be given priority consideration in the hiring process, per the applicable labor contracts.Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target.Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance.CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
                  No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, unfavorable military discharge, disability or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws; except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for our workforce and supporting the communities we serve. CTA will make reasonable accommodations for the known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants for employment as well as its employees, unless undue hardship would result. If you require an accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact arc@transitchicago.com prior to the submission of your application or upon notification of your actual test date. CTA will work with you to determine if an accommodation can be provided.During the hiring process, CTA's Human Resources department will contact candidates with next steps . Failure to respond to these correspondences in a timely fashion may result in your application being closed out for non-responsiveness.Please click link below to review the benefits offered at the CTA.https://www.transitchicago.com/hrbenefits/

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