The Legal Specialist is responsible for initiating and producing complex work at a high level of competence in one or more areas of law in support of attorneys and/or clients. Work product is self-directed and requires significant independent judgment and discretion. Advanced knowledge and understanding of practice areas, processes, procedures, rules and regulations is required. The specific duties of the Legal Specialist may vary based on department needs and may include but are not limited to business/corporate/transactional work; health law; employment; resolution of adverse patient care event claims; litigation; and website design, maintenance and management.
The Legal Specialist provides leadership and is considered an expert in one or more areas of law; educates and updates clients/departments on specific legal topics; and may take the lead on significant projects. The Legal Specialist for this position will have a primary focus on investigations and dispute resolution. The Legal Specialist will also provide direction and support to clients for service recovery and in the resolution of patient grievances; investigate, manage, and resolve adverse patient care event claims before escalation to medical malpractice lawsuits; analyze complex matters and provide recommendations with minimal attorney involvement. Experience in risk management and dispute resolution is preferred.
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.
*This is a remote telework position until Covid-19 pandemic telework protocols are resolved. Post pandemic, this position may require onsite support based on business needs. Individual must be within driving distance to one of the Mayo Clinic campuses.
**Cover letter and Resume are required for application consideration.
License or certification
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.
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approximately $3019.20, based on a full-time position.
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
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