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Paralegal II

Job Category:  Administrative, HR, Business Professionals
Department:  Health Care Legal Services
Location: 

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90017

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition ID:  7108

 

Established in 1997, L.A. Care Health Plan is an independent public agency created by the state of California to provide health coverage to low-income Los Angeles County residents. We are the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan. Serving more than 2 million members in five health plans, we make sure our members get the right care at the right place at the right time.

Mission: L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for Los Angeles County's vulnerable and low-income communities and residents and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose.

As a condition of employment, L.A. Care requires a COVID-19 vaccine. This requirement includes our remote workforce. If you would like to request an exemption, L.A. Care has implemented a process to consider exemptions, for documented medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs. L.A. Care will review all exemption requests prior to proceeding with the recruitment process.

Job Summary

Paralegal II will handle and provide support on various legal matters for the General Legal Services (GLS) subunit and/or Legal Services Department. Responsibilities will include factual and legal research, drafting and finalizing various legal documents and agreements, providing legal project support, supporting assigned attorneys and litigation matters, handling compliance with public agency regulatory or other requirements (such as Form 700 and related trainings). This position reports to Associate General Counsel, GLS. Paralegal shall have the ability to handle highly sensitive or confidential legal and/or business information; to multi-task and prioritize; interact with L.A. Care business partners and outside counsel. This position may provide paralegal and/or administrative support to the entire Legal Services Department. 

Duties

Assigned legal  research and writing, factual research and support on assigned legal and other projects, such as without limitation: Form 700s, ethics training, Conflicts of Interest Code updates, public entity filings, research projects, processing of subpoenas, government claims, metrics and accountability processes for GLS and department as a whole, as assigned. (25%)

 

Administrative activities for GLS and assigned attorneys, including without limitation drafting and finalizing correspondence, motions, answering phone calls, calendaring and coordinating meetings. Provide back-up support when staff of GLS or Legal Department unavailable due to vacations, leaves or other reasons. (20%)

 

Litigation, arbitration and other legal proceeding support, including coordinating with outside counsel on assigned matters. (25%)

 

Provide support to GLS’s review of vendor and other agreements, including related research, drafting of agreements and amendments, working with relevant departments and processing GSL’s review of same. (20%)

 

Perform other duties as assigned. (10%)

Education Required

Associate's Degree
In lieu of degree, equivalent education and/or experience may be considered.

Education Preferred

Bachelor's Degree

Experience

Required:
At least 0-2 years paralegal experience in a fast paced complex office setting, working with multiple priorities under deadline pressures.

 

At least 0-2 years experience in law firm, corporate legal or government legal department.

 

Preferred:
At least 0-2 years of paralegal experience in corporate, law firm or government setting handling complex assignments relating to regulatory, public law or health care issues; litigation support on cases remaining to employment and/or health care matters.

Skills

Required:
Ability to conduct legal and factual research, read analyze and interpret laws and regulations.

 

Excellent communication and writing skills.

 

Team player attitude.

 

Preferred:
Strong computer software knowledge including Lotus, Word for Windows, Excel, Power Point, Westlaw, SharePoint and internet.

 

Bilingual in one of L.A. Care Health Plan’s threshold languages is highly desirable. English, Spanish, Chinese, Armenian, Arabic, Farsi, Khmer, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Vietnamese.

Licenses/Certifications Required

Paralegal from A.B.A. accredited paralegal training program

Licenses/Certifications Preferred

Required Training

Additional Information

 

L.A. Care offers a wide range of benefits including

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Retirement Plans
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Wellness Program
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO)

 

At L.A. Care, we value our team members’ safety. In order to keep our work locations safe, each employee is required to self-screen for symptoms prior to entering any L.A. Care location each day. L.A. Care and all of its staff are required to comply with all state and local masking orders. Therefore, when on-site at any L.A. Care location, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be managed.


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