Job Details

Legal Research Assistant I

Company name

Nevada State Department of Business & Industry

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Legal Staff

Valid Through

Aug 28,2019

Posted on

May 15,2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 45811 to 67714 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Minden, NV, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Legal Research Assistant I
The candidate provide paralegal assistance/support to agency counsel, research legal issues, and draft legal opinions, pleadings, motions and other documents. Legal Research Assistants spend the majority of time providing the most difficult paralegal assistance/support to agency counsel, drawing upon their training and/or experience to analyze a specific set of facts; performing general legal research for a specific question of law; reaching a conclusion of law; presenting findings either orally or in writing for the attorney’s review; and composing briefs, pleadings, motions and other legal documents for the attorney’s review and signature. Perform routine paralegal work including performing specific topical research and locating specific case law citations; reviewing the case for applicability to the given set of facts; shepardizing case law; composing and formatting the appropriate legal documents; and performing duties generally of a processing, monitoring or data gathering nature. Research legal problems facing the agency and draft legal opinions, pleadings, motions and various other legal documents for agency counsel. Draft and dictate letters and memoranda concerning specific cases, issues or conclusions as requested by agency counsel or supervisors. Review files and other furnished information to identify favorable and unfavorable information regarding the client’s or opposition’s position in order to provide counsel with sufficient information to determine appropriate legal action. Interview clients to obtain information regarding their case; obtain pertinent information from individuals who call requesting help in order to provide initial information to counsel; and provide referrals to other resources as applicable. Prepare evidence packages to be presented by counsel at hearings; draft and prepare charts, graphs, chronologies regarding facts and evidence after review and analysis for litigation or compliance. Evaluate opposing counsels’ briefs to verify accuracy and determine whether or not citations are pertinent to issues of the case; and research and prepare opposition. Research non-legal issues such as medical evidence, scientific methods of diagnosis, and demographics that support litigation or other agency work; and provide related analysis such as trend or performance analysis. Serve, process and file documents at courts and pick up or deliver documents; perform tasks related to the collection of debts owed to the State such as locating debtors and creating documents necessary for collection. Maintain law library materials in hard copy and on computer; and index and maintain the brief bank. Review legislative packages during legislative session and refer bills which may impact the agency to the proper supervisor; prepare legislative packages as assigned; and summarize and chart the effects of changes. Assist secretarial support staff with locating and using proper court rules, procedures, computer search methods, and pleading production. Must have completion of a 2+ year accredited paralegal program and 3+ years of legal research and document preparation experience including preparation of pleadings and other documents filed in court; OR one year of experience as a Legal Research Assistant I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Close Date: 05/24/2019.

Additional info

Announcement Number: 37166

Company info

GINA MICK
Nevada State Department of Business & Industry
555 E. Washington Ave
Suite 4900
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 775-684-0107

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