Job Description

Job Title: Paralegal, Intermediate - Oakland
Job ID: 12092924
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: Corporate Legal
Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213



Under general supervision, applies knowledge of the legal system and substantive and procedural law in providing work of a legal nature under the supervision of the attorneys of the UPMC Corporate Legal Department. This work requires knowledge of legal concepts, federal, state and local laws and the ability to research moderately complex legal matters. The Corporate Paralegal provides legal assistance and enables the UPMC attorneys to deliver legal services more efficiently and economically.


  • Completes moderately complex legal filings.
  • Completes special projects as assigned.
  • Develops and maintains a general understanding of internal processes and procedures.
  • Obtain legal documents and information from governmental agencies as required on behalf of UPMC hospitals and entities.
  • Perform moderately complex legal research for UPMC attorneys utilizing both local and electronic research tools.
  • Prepare and respond to third-party subpoenas seeking protected health information on an as needed basis.
  • Prepare and respond to third-party subpoenas, discovery requests, court orders, and other requests seeking medical, personnel, and payroll and business records.
  • Provide assistance to the attorneys within the Corporate Legal Department for necessary and appropriate legal research.


  • High School and 5 years of experience as a legal assistant, OR Paralegal certification and 3 years of experience as a legal assistant, or Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience as a legal assistant.
  • Must have the ability to problem solve and make decisions independently within agreed parameters of attorney supervision and consistent with professional rules of responsibility for the attorney practice of law. 
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills. 
  • Computer operating mandatory with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Access, Westlaw, Adobe, Pacer, and internet applications. 
  • Requisite typing skills of 60 to 70 wpm with a strong command of the english language and excellent proofreading skills.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

    UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $23.28 to $40.28 / hour

Union Position: No

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