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Paralegal

Recruitment #191106-UNCE-581

Introduction

 


POSITION PURPOSE
Provides paraprofessional legal assistance to attorneys in the Legal Division.

PRINCIPLE ACTIVITIES: 
*Drafts, edits, and proofreads complex legal papers and correspondence of a legal nature such as motions, briefs, and other pleadings.
*Performs legal research using on-line databases and other sources.  Analyzes and summarizes research and draws conclusions as directed by assigned attorneys.
*Contacts, schedules, and assists with the preparation of witnesses.  Assists in securing exhibits and other relevant documentation for hearings.
*Works to ensure that case files are properly organized and complete.
*Files documents in state and federal court, including e-filing.  Responsible for tracking and ensuring that all filing and response deadlines are met.
*Performs specialized duties in support of assigned attorneys’ responsibilities.  These vary depending on assigned attorneys and may include, but are not limited to:  organizing information and docketing dates for the administrative hearings process; assisting with third party liability negotiations and collections; reviewing and/or responding to HIPAA and Open Records Act requests for information; assisting in the fraud review and referral process; assisting in reviewing audit appeal cases; etc.
*Performs support duties for assigned attorneys as requested, such as answering telephones and attempting to resolve inquiries and issues during attorneys’ absence, scheduling meetings and conferences, typing and editing documents, and handling incoming mail.
*Performs other duties as may be assigned by General Counsel or senior attorneys.

TRAVEL:
The position does require occasional travel by both public and private conveyance and the ability to drive.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Paralegal Certificate and/or Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies OR High school diploma or equivalent education AND at least three (3) years of experience as a paralegal or legal assistant

PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES WITH:
*Paralegal or Legal Assistant formal training or certification
*Extensive experience drafting and filing legal documents
*Medicaid or other healthcare experience
*Administrative law or other governmental agency experience

Conclusion

Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.


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