Job Details

Criminal Defense Paralegal

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jan 27, 2021

Valid Through

May 12, 2021

Posted on

Jan 12, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


San Jose, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Criminal Defense Paralegal
The candidate will have an immediate effect on our operations, guiding us toward positive outcomes with comprehensive legal research, document creation, and database maintenance. Will report directly to the Department Supervisor. Work in collaboration to ensure that criminal matters within' department are moving along. As the Criminal Defense Paralegal, will have a working knowledge of current legislative, regulatory guidelines, and experience in Criminal Defense. Maintain communication with clients and provide case updates promptly. Manage attorney schedule efficiently (attorney-client meetings, court appearances, etc.). Process criminal cases for trial preparation including legal documents, data entry, and correspondence. Complete a daily court calendar, obtains jury panels, and issues discovery to defense attorneys. Prepare subpoenas and cancels subpoenas when trials are completed, dismissed, or continued. Enter revocation petitions and prepares files for court. Request criminal history documentation including national, state, and local criminal histories, booking photos, arrest records, juvenile criminal histories, and Bureau of Motor Vehicle records. Schedule appointments for defense attorneys to meet with deputy prosecutors, depositions, and pretrial conferences. Assist victims with restitution information, no contact orders, subpoenas, and court dates. Communicate with law enforcement individuals at the federal, state, and local level, the general public, and victims and witnesses in criminal cases. Perform a variety of office related activities to support Department functions including back-up of co-workers and front desk responsibilities that involve dealing directly with the public regarding criminal complaints. Process daily mail. 2 years of Criminal Defense experience is required. Should have Bilingual (English/Spanish) with high proficiency. Must have previous experience as a paralegal or other legal field. Experience with Case Management Software is required.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Matian Firm APC
111 N Market Street 888
San Jose, CA 95113

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