Legal Support Specialist – Job Opportunity

Starting Salary Range: $18.06 – $31.47 / hourly
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Initial Review Date: 03-19-2020

UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.

Provides legal support to attorneys and paralegals. Acts as liaison between university clients and OGC attorneys and paralegals. Carries out a wide range of analytical and administrative tasks. Drafts and edits for review by attorneys and paralegals various legal documents. Prepares and files legal documents with appropriate entities, as required.

The Legal Support Specialist (LSS) provides direct administrative assistance support to the Senior Campus Counsel and Associate Campus Counsel, with support to the Chief Campus Counsel as needed. The LSS provides administrative support for the Paralegal, which involves complex, detailed and confidential, privileged matters. In support of Office of Campus Counsel staff, the LSS will receive general instructions from their supervisor and attorneys or paralegals, exercises judgment and applies skills to fully analyze issues and problems, gather data and information, find and evaluate alternatives and make sound recommendations. Drafts and edits, correspondence, reports and presentations, forms and other legal documents, pleadings, legal responses, notices, affidavits, correspondence, claims and complaints, and reports and presentations using thorough knowledge of legal terminology, practices, forms and the legal system, and provides expert-level document production services. Uses skills to resolve a diverse range of legal related assignments. Serves as a knowledge manager for data, correspondence, matter files, reports, and other documentation associated with legal matters handled by attorneys and paralegals. Works on moderate legal projects of diverse scope. Manage calendar for two attorneys, provide additional administrative support, including travel, expense reimbursement and other support functions as they arise. A successful candidate will carry out these functions with appreciation for the mission and responsibility of a university serving a diverse region and state and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Office of Campus Counsel delivers ethical, timely, efficient, and highly quality legal services to the University of California at Santa Cruz, as well as campus entities located in and around Santa Cruz. Its services include: drafting and negotiating agreements; providing advice, counsel, and interpretation of laws, regulations and policies; and assisting with development of effective compliance and risk mitigation strategies to facilitate the University’s complex operations.

As representatives of Chancellor’s Office, immediate staff are expected to model the UCSC Principles of Community in their interactions with senior leaders, faculty, students and staff at all levels of the organization, with colleagues throughout the UC system and in their interactions with agencies, organizations and individuals outside of the UC system. Staff are expected to support the universities commitment to diversity efforts – participating in Diversity Committee events, and complying with University efforts such as diversity awareness training.


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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.