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Criminal Defense Practice Paralegal Ii

Company name

Legal Aid Society of New York

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Valid Through

Aug 28,2019

Posted on

May 15,2019

Location

Staten Island, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Criminal Defense Practice Paralegal II
The candidate will research, digest, and outline case records (e.g. medical, criminal history, schools, etc.). Will draft legal memoranda, pre-trial motions, subpoenas, and orders to produce. Interview and assess client requests for services. Second seat trials. Assist with case preparation for trial and disposition. Prepare written reports summarizing compiled information. Obtain and copy court files. Serve subpoenas and other legal documents. Assemble court files and materials for trials, appeals, stays, and writs. Obtain and review client records and determine course of action. Handle client and agency correspondence in connection with cases. Serve as a liaison between attorneys and clients. Assist clients in completing forms, releases, and other documents. Refer clients to outside agencies. Handle basic correspondence with clients. Perform functions of Paralegal I title, unrelated to the Paralegal II title, as necessary and on a temporary basis. Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Paralegal certificate from an ABA-accredited paralegal program or Bachelor's degree in relevant field; internal applicants may fulfill this requirement by satisfactorily completing a comprehensive in-house training course appropriate to practice area. Experience in and/or commitment to advocacy on behalf of low-income people is strongly desired. Must have excellent writing, verbal, and organizational skills. Must have proficiency in legal research. Must have proficiency in computer and word processing skills. Some knowledge of New York criminal law and criminal procedures is required. Proficiency in languages other than English is desirable.

Duties : May 28, 2019.

Additional info

Ref #19-98

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Legal Aid Society of New York
67 Targee Street
Staten Island, NY 10301

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