Paralegal

US-IA-Des Moines
Job ID
212714
Category
Legal/Compliance
Requires Non-Compete?
No

Job Summary

Wellmark is currently recruiting for a Paralegal to join our Legal Department team.  In this role, you will assist inside legal counsel in providing effective legal support to all Wellmark's business activities, including litigation support, regulatory compliance, document preparation and review, and legal research by demonstrating highest ethical and professional standards and by providing highest quality legal services.

 

Core Competencies:

  • Accountability: Owning and taking responsibility for one’s actions.
  • Business Acumen: Understanding industry, market, financial and company specific operations
  • Collaboration and Communication: Working together; listen to other’s ideas; communicate accurately and concisely
  • Decision Making: Consider all facts and impacts when making decisions
  • Focus on the Customer: Consistently doing what is in the best interest of our customer. Leaving a positive impression on the customer by elevating their experience; making it simpler and educating to helping them understand.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications Required (all must be met to be considered)

  • Associates degree in paralegal, insurance, health, finance, business or related degree or equivalent work experience 
  • Minimum 4 years paralegal, legal assistant, insurance or subrogation recovery related experience 
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to concisely convey your message 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, with the ability to build collaborative relationships 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using various Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using online legal research tools, including Westlaw
  • Strong organizational skills with high attention to detail



Hiring Specifications Preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field 
  • Prior experience with litigation support, trademarks, regulatory compliance, or contract review
  • Prior experience as a paralegal in Corporate Law Department
  • Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) designation or Paralegal Certification

Job Accountabilities

a. Review, summarize, and maintain complete and current litigation and project files by monitoring incoming/outgoing information, organizing materials logically and chronologically, and timely reporting key information to counsel.

b. Compose and complete accurately, timely, and in proper form business documents, such as correspondence, memoranda, contracts, forms, and regulatory reports.

c. Research and prepare written and verbal summaries of federal and state laws, regulations, and court decisions.

d. Compile facts and documents by gathering information, interviewing personnel, researching issues, and compiling results.

e. Identify and implement ongoing process improvements within the Department or works with other Departments on process improvement initiatives.

f. Participate as an effective team member in the Legal Department by assisting other members of the team and by crosstraining and selfdevelopment.

g. Consult with corporate counsel with regard to all matters.

h. For all job accountabilities, meet performance standards and comply with other job requirements as established and communicated by incumbents leadership.

i. Other duties as assigned.

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