Senior Legal Assistant- Workers Compensation – Mt. Laurel, NJ

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Our Business

Selective is a midsized U.S. domestic property and casualty insurance company with a history of strong financial performance for over 95 years. Focused on exceptional employee and customer experience, we are frequently recognized for awards and honors, including being named to Forbes’ 2021 Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance list.

Our Culture

We genuinely care about each other, our customers, and the communities in which we operate. Our leaders actively champion career development and invite us to voice unique ideas and diverse perspectives. If that sounds appealing, we think you would feel inspired on our team to achieve and be rewarded for extraordinary results.

Selective Insurance is seeking a Senior Legal Assistant to be located in our Mt. Laurel, NJ Staff Counsel office. This position would support our Worker’s Compensation Department and offers a hybrid work option (2 days in the office/3 days remote). This role will providesecretarial and administrative support while maintaining confidentiality to a team of attorneys. All job duties and responsibilities must be carried out in compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.


  • Create, update, and prepare for distribution correspondence, pleadings, briefs, memoranda, reports, articles, etc., using the Company’s legal case management software, dictation and voice recognition equipment. Proofread final work product to ensure high quality and compliance with office standards. Work proactively on files.
  • Relieve attorneys of routine administrative functions and takes initiative on reporting such as Team Connect reports in anticipation of attorney’s needs.
  • Process mail and answer telephone calls.
  • Maintain and coordinate attorneys’ calendar or diary.
  • Arrange and coordinate travel or meeting plans for attorneys.
  • Maintain digital filing system and other departmental records. In offices without a Law Office Administrator or Lead Legal Secretary, may assist the managing attorney in ordering supplies, may serve as IT and vendor liaison and Team Connect champion, and may be assigned other administrative tasks as needed to support the team.
  • Works well independently with minimal supervision.
  • Open, purge, retrieve, organize and close legal files as directed.
  • Communicate with claims, clients, opposing counsel and the courts.
  • Provide assistance to the office team. Acts as a resource to legal secretaries and managers that can be relied upon for guidance and coaching on administrative and legal matters.
  • Maintains a high level of productivity.
  • Provide other assistance as requested by the manager.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required. College degree or business school preferred.
  • At least 5 years legal administrative experience in the jurisdiction preferred.
  • Experience in Workers’ Compensation
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook required.
  • Typing/dictation skill required.
  • Excel and legal case management software required.
  • Excellent customer service, writing, and oral communication skills required.

Salary range:$45,700 – $75,500. The actual base salary is based on geographic location, and the range is representative of salaries for this role throughout Selective’s footprint. Additional considerations include the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Selective is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. That means we respect and value every individual’s unique opinions, beliefs, abilities, and perspectives. We are committed to promoting a welcoming culture that celebrates diverse talent, individual identity, different points of view and experiences – and empowers employees to contribute new ideas that support our continued and growing success. Building a highly engaged team is one of our core strategic imperatives, which we believe is enhanced by diversity, equity, and inclusion. We expect and encourage all employees and all of our business partners to embrace, practice, and monitor the attitudes, values, and goals of acceptance; address biases; and foster diversity of viewpoints and opinions.

Selective maintains a drug-free workplace.



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