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Legal Staff Paralegal in Austin, TX

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Company name

Texas Office of the Attorney General

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


USA Austin, TX

Date Last Verified

Jan 31,2018

Posted on

Jan 11,2018

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Legal Assistant II-III Duties: The candidate works for the Office of the Attorney General –Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Involves researching, analyzing, investigating, anddrafting legal documents and assisting attorneys with case management. May train others. Drafts, prepares, and reviews pleadings, motions, briefs, petitions, summary judgments, subpoenas, legal correspondence, and other legal documents. Researches and analyzes legal sources such as statutes, case law, administrative records, opinions, articles, treaties, property titles, and rules and regulations. Prepares synopses, abstracts and summaries of complex legal issuesChecks citations, quotations, footnotes, and references for accuracy. Summarizes laws, rules, and regulations. Schedules, attends, and prepares attorneys for hearings, trials, meetings, interviews, depositions, and docket calls. Schedules and drafts interrogatories, requests for production, requests for admissions, and requests for information. Coordinates the service of subpoenas and other legal documents and notices. Coordinates, assembles, and prepares evidence, exhibits, affidavits, and documents for use in legal proceedings. Participates in meetings to discuss details of cases. Prepares chronologies, fact summaries, and witness files. Prepares opening and closing case documentsPrepares and maintains case files. Maintains and updates case lists, case summaries, and tracking documents. Assists with calendaring, coordinating and responding to open records requests. Performs related work as assigned. Maintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential. Attends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work schedule. Ensures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information. Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification : The candidate should have graduation from high school or equivalent. Should have Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university experience in legal work may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Paralegal or Legal Assistant Certification or 3+ years of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields: legal, law enforcement, Medicaid or Medicare. Knowledge of legal terminology; of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations; of research methods and techniques; of administrative and court procedures; of the legislative process;and of public notice requirements. Should have knowledge of electronic filing in both state and federal courts. Skill in using Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat software is essential. Skill in utilizing a legal research program; E-Discovery and trial preparation software is essential. Skill researching and interpreting complex rules and regulations is essential. Skill in effectively and dynamically preparing information for presentations is essential. Skill in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, meeting deadlines, and organization is essential. Should have skill and willingness to operate a copier/scanner, effective oral and written communication, exercising sound judgment and effective decision making, training others by communicating effectively to a diverse audience. Should have additional year full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields: legal, law enforcement, Medicaid or Medicare. Knowledge of criminal law is preferred. Experience using Trial Director presentation software is preferred. General understanding of laws and legal principles and practices relevant to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit such as the Texas Penal Code, Texas Health and Safety Code, and theFederal Criminal CodeTRAVEL is preferred.

Additional info

POSTING NUMBER: 18-0260 Send Cover Letter , Resume , Academic transcripts and Writing sample Visit website for more information.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Texas Office of the Attorney General
6330 Hwy 290 E, Ste. 250
Austin, TX 78723
Fax: 512-320-0974