There are Many Paths To A Meaningful Legal Career – Insurance And Risk Management
There are many career paths for law school graduates, especially those that have developed into effective attorney-advocates. The types of employment opportunities available in fields other than law are diverse. These jobs may also depend on the applicant’s undergraduate education and previous work experience. The diverse curriculum provided by the California Desert Trial Academy (CDTA), helps law students develop skills and qualifications which transfer to other fields, including the insurance and risk management industry.
Legally trained individuals are frequently found in the offices of insurance companies. Legal training proves helpful in allowing the individual to effectively explain how the suggested coverage will specifically meet the client’s needs. Legally trained workers are also utilized in selecting and writing endorsements and riders, reviewing policies, and, perhaps even more importantly, participating in the resolution of insurance claims.
An example of a position in the industry is that of a commercial insurance broker. A person working in this position negotiates and places property, casualty, and specialty lines of insurance for commercial businesses of all sizes, with a focus on Fortune 500 companies. Brokers draft endorsements and policy language to tailor coverage to meet the needs of clients. They also negotiate rates and premiums with underwriters.
Underwriters review applications for insurance to evaluate the degree of risk involved and accept those applications that follow the company’s underwriting policies. Underwriters will usually work in only a single area such as accident-and-sickness, automobile, bond, fire, liability, life, marine, property, and special risks.
Insurance and Risk Management
Bankruptcy Claims Examiner
Civil Service Retirement Claims Examiner
Commercial Insurance Broker
Dependent and Estates Claims Examiner
Document Compliance Specialist
Environmental Claim Specialist
Errors and Omissions Claims Manager
General Claims Examiner
Health Benefits Program Analyst
Health Care Policy Analyst
Health Plan Member Services Coordinator
Insurance Claims Representative
Insurance Fraud Investigator
Loss and Damage Claims Examiner
Personal Trust Product Manager
Social Insurance Administrator
Social Insurance Claims Examiner
Transportation Claims Examiner
Unemployment Insurance Administrator
Veterans Claims Examiner
Workers’ Compensation Claims Examiner
In 2012, CDTA accepted its first class of students with a more practical focus on modern legal education. This focus implements the same comprehensive learning platform as traditional law schools while considering and remedying the traditional deficiencies of law school graduates. At CDTA, not only do we educate students to be lawyers, but we also train and develop them to be exceptional trial advocates. Call us today at (760) 342-0900 or find out more online here.