University of Utah Job Description
Under direct supervision, provides support to attorneys by researching legal precedent, investigating facts, or preparing legal documents. Conducts research to support a legal proceeding, or to initiate legal action.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) plus one year of experience required. The ability to provide guidance and give direction to staff members in other departments and divisions and excellent human relations and written and verbal communication skills are also required
Additional consideration will be given to candidates with three or more years experience in a legal environment. Certification as a paralegal may be preferred.
Employees in this position must exercise strict confidentiality in all matters.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
1. Resolves routine legal issues under the direction of an attorney.
2. Prepares legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, and contracts,
3. Prepares affidavits or other documents, maintains document file, and files pleadings with court clerk.
4. Gathers and analyzes research data, such as statutes, decisions, and legal articles, codes, and documents.
5. Investigates facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
6. Directs and coordinates law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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