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ProfileLegal Coordinator The candidate will be responsible for: Providing inmates with information regarding current State and Federal statutes and case law; Directing inmates to appropriate source materials so they may read laws and cases appropriate to their individual situation; Instructing a basic legal research class and provide training in the drafting of various motions and writs; Training inmates in legal research methodology, in accordance with an outline provided by the Director of Law Libraries; Providing an overview of the criminal justice system; Reviewing law journals and other publications for information on current legal developments; Administering the operation of a correctional institution Law Library; Providing legal assistance to inmates in a correctional institution Law Library and/or housing unit; Ensuring updated legal materials are incorporated in the Library’s collection; Performing the function of a notary public; Providing support for special projects and initiatives when necessary. Should have a law degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association; or a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and six months of full time satisfactory experience providing legal services assistance to defendants, offenders, ex-offenders or plaintiffs; or An associate degree from an accredited college or university or completion of 60 semester credits from an accredited college or university and two years of full time satisfactory experience as described in "2" above; or A satisfactory combination of education and experience which is equivalent to "2"or "3" above. College credit may be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 semester credit hours from an accredited college or university for 9 months of experience. Paralegal certification obtained from an accredited program or from a program approved by the American Bar Association can be substituted for an associate degree and 6 months of experience. Should preferably have experience in handling multiple assignments with competing deadlines with a high degree of detail and accuracy. 1+ year of full-time satisfactory experience acquired in the United States, in the performance of paralegal (legal assistant) services. Paralegal Certification obtained in the United States from an accredited program or a program approved by the American Bar Association.
Job ID# 312643. Send resume.
City of New York Department of Correction
60 Hudson Street
New York City, NY 10013