Law Clerk

West Des Moines, IA
Full Time
02-05-2019
Job #: LAWCL01155
Description:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepares legal drafts by assembling and organizing information for legal forms and documents, including complaints, declarations, discovery requests, responses, and other pleadings.
  • Researches law by studying laws, statutes, constitutions, regulations, court opinions, including precedents and reasoning, and trends using standard print texts and computers; preparing legal memoranda.
  • Assembles case materials by collecting, organizing, and summarizing information, documents, reports, and evidence.
  • Compiles, analyzes and organizes information and documentation to assist the legal department and project teams.
  • Reads, interprets and/or drafts documents to assist the legal department.
  • Provides effective, accurate and consistent communication to a wide variety of teams, management, external clients and vendors.
  • Develops and prepares regular reports on the status of contracts
  • Researches regulatory requirements related to insurance law, life insurance, annuity products, sales practices, payment of claims, and administration.
  • Supports the Regulatory Compliance team and/or other departments on an as needed basis.
  • Willingly takes on additional responsibilities as requested in order to accomplish department and Company objectives.
  • Actively participates and contributes to the goals and objectives of the Company by working collaboratively and fostering a positive and inclusive work environment.

Skills and Abilities:
  • Must have good mathematical, analytical, organizational and problem solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to prioritize workflows, establish and meet deadlines and manage multiple concurrent tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively in a variety of situations and respond to change in a positive manner.
  • Advanced computer skills and the ability to navigate multiple systems and programs including MicroSoft Office, proprietary systems and other technology solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required, including a high degree of professionalism.
  • Solid knowledge of legal documents, required filings, and reporting requirements.
  • Carries out responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with EquiTrust’s Core Values and focus on customer service; helps to create an environment of openness and trust for all employees and strives for continued professional skills development.

Training or Work Experience:
  • Completion of one (1) full year of Juris Doctor program at an accredited law school required.

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