We’re hiring a Claims Paralegal I in Columbus, OH

Position: We are seeking a Claims Paralegal in Columbus, who will play a critical role in enforcing the fundamental fairness values on which Root was founded. You will assist the Claims Legal team and the Claims leadership team in a variety of duties with the goal of helping Root to think critically about the needs of our customers, and the Claims operation.

Location: This is an in-office position at our Easton location (OH).

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for legal research on a variety of property/casualty, claims compliance, and litigation issues assigned by Claims Attorneys and members of Claims Leadership;
  • Provides administrative support for the management of Claims Legal assignments, projects and tracking systems; 
  • Will report directly to the Claims Attorneys and become a vital part of the Claims Legal team;
  • Will accurately research state and federal law on assigned topics and provide clear guidance in a timely manner in both formal and informal, as well as written and verbal formats;
  • Integrates with the Claims Legal team and participates in a wide variety of projects to provide clear and actionable legal research work product and complete administrative support assignments in an accurate and timely manner;
  • Interacts and communicates effectively with Claims Leadership and business partners

Qualifications:

  • Paralegal certificate from an accredited paralegal training program;
  • 3+ years of relevant experience either in the role of an insurance defense practice paralegal or as a paralegal working for a property/casualty insurance company;
  • Demonstrated legal research ability using WestLaw and other sources;
  • Comfortable with new forms of technology in the workplace and the ability to adapt quickly to new areas of the law;
  • Understanding of property and casualty principles preferred, but not required;
  • Demonstrated legal writing ability and talent for translating complex legal concepts into clear and concise terms with actionable deliverables;
  • Ability to build collaborative working relationships;
  • Comfortable in an environment with ambiguity and is quickly able to adapt when changes occur;
  • Communicates and collaborates effectively in a matrixed environment;
  • Dedicated sense of professionalism and ethical conduct;
  • Great attention to detail;
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently and effectively prioritize work; and
  • Ability to approach problems with an open mind.

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Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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Who we are. Root Insurance is the nation’s first licensed insurance carrier powered entirely by mobile. We were founded on the belief that the services you need for everyday life should serve you better. That’s why we base insurance coverages on you, not your demographic. It’s the way insurance should be. And it’s all conveniently in an app.

What draws people to Root. We’re a venture-backed technology company. Our early success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our product is only as good as the people building and promoting it. We look for individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and a highly analytical lens.Ask anyone who works here and you’ll hear similar reasons for why they joined:

Autonomy. For assertive self-starters, the opportunities to contribute are limitless.

Impact. By challenging the way it’s always been done, we solve problems that have a big impact on our business.

Collaboration. We encourage rich discussion and civil debate at every turn.

People. We are inspired by the collection of crazy-smart people around us.

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