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Paralegal - Criminal Defense

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Company Fremstad Law Location Fargo, ND, United States

Law Firm

Legal Staff

Min 1 yrs required



Oct 07, 2022

Jan 20, 2023

Jun 24, 2022


Paralegal - Criminal Defense
The candidate will prepare, draft, and process correspondence and legal documents including subpoenas, notices of appearance, assertion of rights, waivers of personal appearance, not guilty pleas, discovery demands, preliminary hearing waivers, plea petitions, stipulations, exhibits, motions and appeals. Maintain attorney calendar by planning and scheduling conferences, teleconferences, depositions, and travel; recording and monitoring court appearance dates, pleadings, and filing requirements; monitoring evidence-gathering; anticipating changes in litigation or transaction preparation requirements; updating continuing legal education records. Prepare and assemble materials, documents and exhibits for meetings, court appearances and hearings; conduct research and collate information relevant to case preparation. Review legal documents to ensure they are in proper format and contain all necessary portions or related documents for court acceptance; electronically and/or manually file legal documents on state and federal court systems. Receive and screen client telephone calls; respond to inquiries on a variety of matters. Proofread and edit legal documents for grammar, spelling, punctuation, format, syntax and content. Document and maintain case file details and pleadings indexes. Communicate verbally and in writing to answer inquiries and provide information. Arrange for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses and court officials. Organize and maintain law library; research and locate legal citations upon request. Generate revenues by assisting with the inputting of attorney billable time and reimbursable expenses. Represent attorney by communicating and obtaining information; following-up on delegated assignments; knowing when to act and when to refer matters to attorney. Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; and participating in professional organizations. Enhance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. Locate and interview witnesses. Verify information. Review state’s evidence with attorney. Assist in the development of defenses, theory of case and trial strategy. Draft applicable case pleadings and documents. Mark exhibits. Obtain copies of court documents, such as arrest records, search warrants, and prior records. Locate evidence and exhibits. Assist in jury selection. Attend pretrial conference with attorney. Coordinate the appearance of witnesses at trial. Make the necessary arrangements to post bail. File motions requesting a reduction in bond. Gather discovery information, including affidavits, police reports, and search warrants. Interview witnesses. Complete legwork to prepare for plea bargains, including affidavits, police reports, and search warrants. Write motions such as a request for a new trial or a request for appeal. Communicate with probation officers. Should have 1+ years of experience as well as a two or four year degree. Experience in electronic filing in North Dakota and Minnesota and general legal research is required.

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Hiring Coordinator
Fremstad Law
PO Box 3143
Fargo, ND 58108
Phone: 014-787-620
Fax: 014-787-621

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