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Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
Victim/Witness Paralegal I/II Duties: Working with victims of crime to provide them with support, victims’ rights information, referrals to other resources, and restitution information; Informing appropriate persons as changes occur in criminal cases; Initiating and responding to various requests for information and case correspondence; Preparing legal documents; Locating and interviewing victims and witnesses; Handling the subpoena process and scheduling of witnesses to appear in court, and arranging for their travel and accommodation when needed; Preparing witnesses to testify in court; Working with law enforcement, the courts, and other agencies in the criminal justice system; Coordinating the appearance and payment of expert witnesses for trial; Preparing trial notebooks and exhibits; and Participating on community task forces as requested by the District Attorney.
Qualification and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or the equivalent and 3 years of experience at or above the journey clerical level in a law enforcement or law office environment, or in direct client contact in a human services advocate agency.
Substitution: 3 years in any combination of post-secondary education from an accredited college and experience at or above the journey clerical level in a law enforcement or law office environment, or direct client contact in a human services advocate agency. (3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours equal 1 month of work experience; Associate Degree or a Paralegal Certificate equals 2 years of work experience; Bachelor’s degree equals 4 years of work experience.)
Work experience in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault and/or working with crime victims and witnesses; Knowledge of the criminal justice process; Work experience in a private sector law office, a government law office, or court system; Basic experience in creating and formatting documents in programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat X Pro; Work experience explaining procedures and assisting people through a process; Knowledge of crime victims’ rights in Alaska; Work experience independently creating, labeling, and organizing various materials and documentation; Experience and ability to accomplish a high-volume of work that requires you to apply well developed organizational skills, regularly prioritize tasks, work effectively under pressure, apply sound judgment, and perform in a highly independent manner; Ability to work well in a team, where cross training and coordination of unit duties with other employees are a must; Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from various social, economic and cultural backgrounds; and ability to work effectively and calmly with individuals who are often emotionally distraught, upset or hostile.
Closing Date: 06/18/18 05:00 PM
Job Code: 18574
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