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Legal Specialist

Job ID 328231 Date posted 05/23/2024
  • Rochester, MN
  • Full Time
  • Legal
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The Legal Specialist holds a key role in initiating and producing complex work with a high level of competence in one or more areas of law, offering crucial support to attorneys and clients. The nature of the work is self-directed and requiressignificant independent judgmentand discretion. Advancedknowledge and understanding of practice areas,processes, procedures, rules and regulations is required. The Legal Specialist provides leadership and serves as an expert in one or more areas of law, performs legal research, educates and updates clients and departments on specific legal topics, and takes the lead on significant cases, matters and projects. Subject matter areas of support include data privacy and information security.  Specific duties of the Legal Specialist may vary based on department needs. 

In-depth knowledge of privacy law, including but not limited to HIPAA, is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have substantive privacy experience, excellent analytical skills, and the ability and confidence to provide guidance to clients and departments on specific legal topics and take the lead on significant cases, matters and projects. The Legal Specialist should also have the ability to identify regulatory and legal risks, analyze complex matters, and provide recommendations with minimal attorney involvement. Ensures that Mayo’s policies, procedures and practices are in compliance with current laws and regulations. Serves as an institutional resource with regard to Mayo policy, strategic priorities, and legal matters including participation on institutional committees and task forces. Identifies process improvements and leads initiatives.  

A successful candidate must demonstrate a thorough understanding of laws, rules and regulations and its processes. Possess strong problem-solving abilities, work collaboratively and exhibit tact in dealing with attorneys, patients, consultants, allied health staff, and leadership. Proficiency in the English language, along with excellent writing and communication skills, is essential. Exceptional team building, organizational, and interpersonal relationship skills are required. Display strong leadership skills, project management skills, and the ability to take the lead on projects. Ingenuity, creativity, and self-motivation are needed to perform this job. Requires significant independent judgment with minimal direction and oversight, as well as excellent decision-making capabilities. Ability to self-direct, work independently, and manage multiple priorities is required. Possess excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to manage complex legal work and projects requiring legal analysis and exercising discretion. Must be able to compose legal documents and demonstrate persuasion and negotiation skills. Exhibit competence in various technologies relevant to the role.

This vacancy is not eligible for sponsorship/ we will not sponsor or transfer visas for this position.

This position is a combination of remote and onsite supportwork. Individual must live within driving distance to one of the Mayo Clinic sites.

Cover letter and Resume are required for application consideration.


Qualified candidates will meet one of the following education requirements: a four-year degree and a paralegal certificate from an American Bar Association (ABA) certified program; a bachelor’s degree from an ABA-approved paralegal educational program; or a J.D. degree. Five years of relevant legal experience required. A J.D. degree may be substituted for required experience. A bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of relevant legal experience, including at least 3 years of senior-level paralegal experience, may be substituted for all previously-noted requirements.

Completion of PACE (Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam), other professional designations (advanced certification in specific practice area), or a Master's degree preferred. Completion of the Mayo Clinic Project Management Course or equivalent preferred.

Exemption Status


Compensation Detail

$84,510.40 - $118,393.60 / year

Benefits Eligible



Full Time

Hours/Pay Period


Schedule Details

Monday - Friday

Weekend Schedule

Not Applicable

International Assignment


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Just as our reputation has spread beyond our Minnesota roots, so have our locations. Today, our employees are located at our three major campuses in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, Jacksonville, Florida, Rochester, Minnesota, and at Mayo Clinic Health System campuses throughout Midwestern communities, and at our international locations. Each Mayo Clinic location is a special place where our employees thrive in both their work and personal lives. Learn more about what each unique Mayo Clinic campus has to offer, and where your best fit is.

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As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.


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