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Paralegal Duties. The candidate will serve the important role of supporting the attorneys assigned to the Child Advocacy Section of our division. Section attorneys provide comprehensive legal advice and counsel to employees of the Oregon Child Support Program and Department of Human Services' Child Welfare Program, and often represent the state in contested juvenile and circuit court hearings. Provide ethical, independent and high quality legal services to state government. Safeguard consumers from fraud and unfair business practices. Fight crime and helping crime victims. Advocate for vulnerable children. Supporting families through the collection of child support. Enforce environmental protections. Defending the civil rights of all Oregonians. Pursue justice and upholding the rule of law. Prepare, assemble and organize transcripts, exhibits, discovery materials, subpoenas, jury instructions and prepare trial and witness notebooks. Prepare a variety of case-related pleadings and other legal documents requiring the application of judgment and legal analysis, in accordance with approved pleading and practice forms and subject to review by an attorney. Locate, interview, schedule and ensure availability of witnesses (including experts) for litigation purposes. Coordinate and organize materials in response to or in receipt of production requests; prepare responses to requests for admissions and interrogatories. Coordinates with client agencies regarding pertinent case records and case status and obtains necessary additional materials. Review case files for sufficiency of documentation, summarizes arguments in opponent arguments or briefs and assist attorneys in determining litigation strategy on cases. Does required data entry and retrieval for case management and docket system. Reads, understands and summarizes depositions and documents relevant to legal issues in litigation hearings. Conduct and summarize legal research and assist in developing and drafting legal documents.
Qualification and Experience
Qualification: The candidate should have 2- year Associate degree in Paralegal or Legal Assistant Studies; OR 18+ months of Paralegal experience; OR any combination of training and experience that demonstrates experience in legal work, independent judgment, legal terminology principles, concepts, systems, and processes. Experience must include discovery and trial methods and procedures, legal ethics and skill in preparing legal documents, interviewing witnesses and explaining legal issues. Experience using custom research, billing, document management or case management programs is essential. Experience researching legal issues, including legislative history research is essential. Experience independently drafting briefs and other legal documents is essential. Extensive experience in trial preparation is essential. A background in Juvenile Law is essential.
Deadline: 16 April, 2018
JOB CODE: DOJ18-0050 Send resume, letter of interest; Law school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable); and Writing sample.
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