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LITIGATION PARALEGAL

University of California Office of the President
United States, California, Oakland
1111 Franklin Street (Show on map)
May 11, 2024

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Position Base
Oakland

Location
UCOP - Franklin Building

UC OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

At the University of California (UC), your contributions make a difference. A world leader producing Nobel and Pulitzer prize recipients with over 150 years of groundbreaking research transforming the world. Choose a career where you can leverage your knowledge, skills and aspirations to inspire and support some of the greatest minds in the world, and those who will follow in their footsteps. Working at the University of California is being part of a unique institution, and a vibrant and diverse community. At the University of California, Office of the President, we propel our mission through impactful work locally, in government centers and systemwide. We are passionate people, serving the greater good.

The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the headquarters to the 10 campuses, six academic medical centers and three national laboratories and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world. Learn more about the UC Office of the President

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

UC Legal - Office of the General Counsel (UCL) provides legal services to the university, including representation, advice, research and training. We also provide legal opinions to the Board of Regents, administration, faculty, staff and others acting on the university's behalf. We report jointly to the Board of Regents and the president.

Position Summary

Receives general instructions from supervising attorney and exercises judgment in selecting methods and techniques for legal research. Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced legal professional to resolve a diverse range of research and other legal related assignments. Works on moderate to complex legal research projects of diverse scope.

Key Responsibilities

* 50% Coordinate, analyze and assist with litigation and claims arising at the UC campuses and medical centers, including developing case strategy and other problem-solving strategies. Perform document reviews in response to subpoenas, discovery requests and California Public Records Act requests for privilege that includes identifying, preserving, collecting, processing utilizing key-term (Boolean) searches and producing electronically stored information ("ESI") and paper documents utilizing eDiscovery software such as Logikcull and/or Relativity platforms.

* 20% Assist counsel with identifying and reviewing relevant documents and the preparation and production of exhibits relating to internal administrative hearings.

* 10% Provide summaries, analyses, recommendations and positions to clients, outside counsel and OGC attorneys including reviewing new litigation matters and draft summaries to counsel providing information such as the nature of the case and causes of action alleged to aide in selecting appropriate outside counsel to represent the client.

* 10% Performs initial review of discovery responses with summaries to counsel. Conducts legal research and fact-finding of an in-depth nature that may have broad scope, to include fact gathering and retrieval of information.

* 10% Support counsel and Senior Paralegals in project management and reporting of litigation areas including Professional Liability, General Liability and Employment Liability.

Experience
Required Qualifications

* Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience

Preferred Qualifications

* Minimum of 2 years of Litigation experience

Skills and Abilities
Required Qualifications

* In-depth knowledge in one or more legal practice areas.

Preferred Qualifications

* Working knowledge of UC processes, protocols and procedures.

* Knowledge of eDiscovery software such as Relativity and/or Logikcull

* Strong analytical / problem-solving skills.

* Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff; both verbally and in writing.

* Strong project management and data organization skills.

* Strong skills in research and analyzing / synthesizing large amounts of data.

* Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.

* Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.

Education
Required Qualifications

* Associate degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training

Licenses and Certifications
Preferred Qualifications

* Paralegal certification preferred.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

This position has been approved for a hybrid work arrangement. A new hire will be required to report to work onsite in Oakland, CA at least 2 days per week (currently Tuesday and Wednesday). Remote candidates residing in or willing to relocate to California may be considered.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Job Title: Paralegal 3

Job Code: 007387

Salary Grade: Grade 22

Payscale: $44.54 - $50.77/hour (approximately $93,000 - $106,000 annual), commensurate with experience

Full Salary Range: $77,600 - $140,400

The University of California, Office of the President, is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range shows the growth potential for this position and the pay scale is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position.

Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

HOW TO APPLY

Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.

APPLICATION REVIEW DATE

The first review date for this job is August 24, 2023. The position will be open until filled.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Background Check Process: Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position. Background check process at UCOP

Smoke Free Work Environment: The University of California, Office of the President, is smoke & tobacco-free as of January 1, 2014. UC Smoke & Tobacco Free Policy

August 2021 Update: The University of California has issued a policy requiring employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID -19 before physically accessing the University location or programs. Upon hire into a UCOP position, you will be provided detailed instructions on how to comply with this policy including access to the COVID vaccination at no cost. New hires to UCOP who work onsite or will come onsite for any activities at a UCOP or other UC location must comply with this policy within 8 weeks after their start date. The policy allows for employees to request approval for an exception or deferral. UC COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

EEO STATEMENT

The University of California, Office of the President, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. EEO/AA Employer UC Nondiscrimination Policy

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