Job Description Summary
The law student will assist in a variety of legal assignments related to the administration of the State Compensation Insurance Fund program.
Conditions of Employment
This is a part-time, temporary, non-benefited, student position through University Enterprises Inc. Employment in all positions with University Enterprises, Inc. is dependent upon the mutual consent of University Enterprises, Inc. and the employee. This means that either University Enterprises, Inc. or the employee can, at any time, terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause.
Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Flexible. Final schedule to be determined between supervisor & student.
Additional Work Schedule
Student Assistant and Graduate Assistant employees generally work up to 20 hours per work week (Sunday – Saturday) during the academic year and up to 40 hours per work week during breaks; Winter, Spring & Summer.
Student Assistants are not permitted to telecommute or work remotely.
State Fund is a quasi-state agency that has been an industry leader in workers’ compensation insurance for the past 100 years. Their purpose is simple: provide fairly priced workers’ compensation insurance, make workplaces safe, and restore injured workers. How they do it is not simple and makes them unlike any other insurance carrier. They are a non-profit created by the state of California. That means they can focus on our customers and their staff, not shareholders, and work hard every day to make an impact.
For more information about State Fund, visit their website at www.statefundca.com/
Majors/Fields of Study Law
Must be at least a second year student currently enrolled in at least 4 semester or 6 quarter units at an ABA or CBA accredited law school.
Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.
- Must be at least a second year law student attending classes during the regular term (Fall, Spring and Winter, if applicable), at one of the accredited colleges or universities on our affiliation list.
- To view our current affiliation list please paste the following URL into your browser: http://www.calinterns.org/wp-content/uploads/Affiliation_List.pdf
- Graduate students must be enrolled at a minimum in four semester units or six quarter units.
- Students declared major must match the major(s) listed in the job posting.
Individuals who are, or have been, a dependent child in foster care, a homeless youth, or a formerly incarcerated youth as defined by Government Code section 18220 are encouraged to apply and will be given priority. If you are applying under this eligibility status, please note on your application your eligibility by stating “preference under Government Code section 18220”. Please note that prior to appointment, individuals claiming preference under one of these categories will be required to furnish documentation establishing their eligibility.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Conduct legal research.
- Draft letters to other claims adjusters, other agencies and vendors.
- Create legal documents such as trial brief support and position statements.
- Assist with subpoena processing.
- Assist with legal project work such as gathering data and compiling research.
- Assist with administrative duties related to the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Courts, conducting witness interviews, liaising with opposing and co-counsels, contacting claims adjusters, and “shadowing” attorneys to observe chamber discussions and open-court proceedings.
- Assist with depositions, such as setting calendars, reviewing evidence, summarizing medical records, and summarizing deposition transcripts.
- Conduct research related to liens, research electronic claims files for documents related to Medical Provider Network compliance, Utilization Review denials, and pre-lien conferences.
- Prepare the Pre-Trial Conference Statement (lien).
- Assist with mandatory settlement conference preparation by drafting pre-trial conference statements and exhibit lists, prepare objections per attorney instructions, and prepare summaries of evidence.
- Prepare trial exhibits, contact and interview witnesses, assist attorneys with meetings and trial preparation.
- Review and identify Utilization Review denials, requests for authorization from providers, correspondences, and medical records to determine compliance with statutory regulations related to expedited hearing preparation.
Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment including computer workstations, telephones, calculators, copiers, printers, scanners, and fax machines, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Work is performed in an office environment.
Hours Per Week
Students (part-time) 0-20 hours per week during the academic year, up to 40 hours per week during breaks; Winter, Spring and Summer. (NSTU)