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Paralegal II

Paralegal II

locationLos Angeles, CA 90017, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Consulting / Legal
Full Time

Salary Range:  $60,778.00 (Min.) - $75,950.00 (Mid.) - $91,166.00 (Max.)

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

The Paralegal II provides support on all aspects legal matters handled by the department, which may include: 1) support on all  phases of litigation (including  pre-litigation and arbitrations), 2) transactional support (including  support on contractual documents and agreements), and regulatory matters under moderate supervision by  an attorney. 

The paralegal researches and analyzes law, investigates facts, conducts and coordinates document collections, and prepares and maintains legal documents for review, approval, and use.  In carrying out these duties, the Paralegal will communicate with various intra-company departments and external contacts (including outside counsel), prepare business correspondence and reports, and assist with the organization and maintenance of Company documents and department files. 

The Paralegal will be moderately supervised by attorneys on legal matters, and will be required to utilize independent judgment and make recommendations to legal staff on a variety of matters. 

Duties

Legal Research and Analysis: 
Research, monitor, update, and maintain current knowledge of developments in federal and state legislation, rules, regulations, and industry guidelines .

Perform factual investigation and research.

Analyze data and write reports as requested.

Prepare and maintain documentation pertinent to L.A. Care's managed care licensure; ensure timely preparation and submission of all documents required to maintain such licensure. 

Facilitate Policy and Procedure review to maintain compliance with regulatory agencies. 

Under supervision of department attorneys prepare, review, proofread, compile, and summarize a variety of legal correspondence involving regulatory filings and matters related to the normal functioning of the department or other ongoing administration of existing cases or orders.

Administrative: 
Organize, maintain, and update departmental files.

Prepare legal documents for review, approval, and use by attorneys, as requested.

Provide administrative assistance as needed ranging from taking messages to drafting letters, scheduling meetings, typing and projects as requested.

Perform other duties as assigned. 

Duties Continued

Education Required

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

Education Preferred

Bachelor's Degree

Experience

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

At least 2-3 years experience in law firm, corporate legal or government legal department. 

Preferred:
At least 2-3 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.

Experience in highly regulated industry. 

Prior experience, working knowledge of public agencies regulatory requirements (e.g., Brown Act, California Public Records Act, Form 700s, conflicts laws.) 

Skills

Required:
Should be knowledgeable in the use of legal research software. 

Attention to detail and strong organizational skills. 

Must be proficient in the use of personal computers and supporting software in a Windows based environment. 

Works as part of a team and is highly collaborative. 

Excellent communication and writing skills.

Self-starter with multi-tasking abilities. 

Must be proactive and accountable.

Preferred:
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

Salary Range Disclaimer: The expected pay range is based on many factors such as geography, experience, education, and the market.  The range is subject to change.

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, it's expected that all employees wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be managed.