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ProfileJuvenile Division Paralegal The candidate will be responsible for performing a variety of general clerical and office support functions to facilitate legal proceedings and streamline administrative processes in cases where the client has been charged with a Misdemeanor, or functional equivalent of a Misdemeanor (as in juvenile court). Aids in Assignment and maintenance of Cases in Misdemeanor Court to Public Defenders (Attorney I). Interviews clients and answers basic questions. May be required to visit clients in jail. Answers and places phone calls at the Deputy Public Defenders' directives. Drafts and files legal documents, including but not limited to subpoenas, appearances, and other motions at the Deputy Public Defenders' directives. Creates and maintains electronic files on the Agency's database system (Quest). Creates and maintains case files, and close files at end of case. Provides assistance in preparing clients for court hearings/trial. Aids in securing documents and witnesses for deposition and trial, including certified copies of documents, pictures, reports, photographs through the appropriate channels. Provides assistance to other paralegal staff in processing case data for hearing/trial. May assist Deputy Public Defenders in court by taking notes, assisting with client family members, and providing basic information at the direction of the attorneys. Confers with attorneys to discuss work processes, plans or actions to be taken; provides follow up on case assignments and identify any further action in a timely manner; receives guidance and instruction. Operates a variety of general office equipment, including a computer, copy machine, and fax.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have High School Diploma or equivalent. A college degree, Associate's Degree or certificate in paralegal studies or 1+ year experience as a paralegal is preferred. Familiarity with research techniques or law enforcement is a plus. Knowledge of legal terminology, court procedure and legal ethics required to perform services for Agency is required.
Job Number: 04293
City-County Council of Indianapolis and Marion County
241 City-County Building
200 E.Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204