Paralegal – Job Opportunity

Starting Salary Range: $24.47 – $42.72 / 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 assistance to attorneys. Acts as liaison with internal clients, outside counsel and external organizations. Compiles data from various sources such as legal digests and practice manuals. Assembles, proofs and edits drafts of documents, such as contracts, leases, licenses and insurance policies. Prepares and files legal documents with appropriate entities, as required. Conducts research on projects as directed by attorneys. Assists internally on analyzing documents, counsels on progress of cases.

Provide paralegal support to the Campus Counsels. Assignments are typically on a project basis where the incumbent is expected to perform research, in-depth factual investigations involving interviews and document reviews, initial contract review, and review of legal correspondence. Identify further investigation that may be necessary. Organize and analyze material and information obtained. Prepare correspondence, memoranda and other documents such as declarations and subpoena responses, and communications with witnesses, University officials and others. Communicate on behalf of assigning attorney with University personnel, outside counsel representing The Regents, opposing counsel and outside agencies. Present information and materials obtained to the assigning Campus Counsel for instructions and determination of subsequent action. 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 high 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.

APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE UCSC ON-LINE PROCESS

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https://apptrkr.com/1837710

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; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. 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.