Job Details

Paralegal Assistant

Company name

Illinois Department Of Children And Family Services

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jul 26,2018

Posted on

Jun 13,2018

Salary

USD 3647 Annually

Location

Chicago, IL
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Profile

Paralegal Assistant The candidate under direct supervision of a licensed attorney, writes legal memoranda, legal opinions or other documents for reveiw and approval by licensed legal staff; assumes no independent responsibility for legal validity of work performed; performs special projects and prepares statistical or other reports; receives and processes all subpoenas received by staff; obtains legal materials for staff attorneys; files court documents and serves legal papers; drives in the performane of duties. Reviews, reconstructs and writes decisions and opinions based on factual evidence presented during hearings which do not involve interpretations of matters of law; assists in publishing legal decisions and opinions by editing, indexing, proofreading, collating and distributing such material. Conducts statistical, documentary and legal research, analyzes transcripts of hearings and excerpts pertinent information. Compiles and prepares statistical reports and performs special projects. Performs general paralegal support services, including docketing, data entry and other organizational support. May require research of primary and secondary legal sources, as well as the preparation of subpoena compliance, legal memoranda and opinions. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college with coursework in such areas as legal, pre-legal, English, statistics or directly related coursework.Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college with coursework in such areas as legal, pre-legal, English, statistics or directly related coursework; preferably requires a paralegal certificate; requires possession of a valid driver's license and ability to travel. Requires working knowledge of precedent cases, search procedures, writing style format and vocabulary appropriate to the subject matter upon completion of a job learning period. Requires working knowledge of technical report writing, vocabulary and word usage. Requires analytical ability in working with information such as would typically be acquired through a professional education. Requires ability to write in a clear and concise manner. Requires ability to analyze and organize facts, evidence and precedents and to draft written material to legal staff in a clear and logical format. Should have ability to organize and present statistical data. In addition to English verbal and written skills, candidates may be required to translate, speak and write a foreign language at a colloquial skill level.

Company info

Tawana Lee-Daniel
Illinois Department Of Children And Family Services
2245 West Ogden
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-814-1222
Fax: 312-814-1224

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