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Legal Staff Legal Secretary in Fresno, CA

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Oct 22, 2020

Posted on

Oct 16, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 5406 to 6771 Monthly

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Fresno, CA, United States
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Senior Legal Analyst
The candidate under the supervision of a Supervising Deputy Attorneys General, and the Senior Assistant Attorney General, Health Quality Enforcement Section (HQE), provide a high level of fast-paced, complex and analytical paralegal tasks in the most difficult civil matters, license applications, criminal bail recommendations, administrative licensing prosecutions and penalty relief matters before HQE's seven health care oversight client agencies. These tasks are performed independently and/or under the direction of Deputy Attorneys General who shall accept full responsibility for the work performed. Duties include providing paralegal assistance in drafting pleadings, subpoenas and discovery responses, and the handling of witnesses, and trial evidence in administrative matters, state court judicial review proceedings, and state and federal court litigation. Creates and analyzes reports using COGNOS, Excel and ProLaw, and finalizes the reports for production to management and clients. Provides services to the department as needed in service deputy duties and in responses to Public Records Act requests. Responsible for analyzing, extracting, and processing statistical records for an assigned team of legal professionals and clients in furtherance of Business and Professions Code section 312.2 mandates. Works collaboratively and professionally with other members of the Section, client staff, investigators, and the public; and responsibly and independently manages his/her work under tight deadlines, public scrutiny, and pressure to produce high quality work in short timeframes. Under direction, independently provides paralegal and legal analytical support to an attorney in the most complex area of law; and performs other related duties. The class of Senior Legal Analyst is the advanced journey analytical paralegal class established to provide full-time employment in a legal program in State service. Incumbents are the most experienced paralegals who provide high level assistance to attorneys in State service. The class is designed for permanent employment where incumbents, with direction from an attorney, regularly and independently perform the full range of the most responsible, varied and complex paralegal duties which are analytical in nature, and provide consultative services to management and others. It is distinguished from the class of Legal Assistant in which incumbents, under the immediate direction, control and responsibility of an attorney, perform the less difficult, more routine paralegal duties generally of a processing, monitoring or data gathering nature; and from the class of Legal Analyst in which incumbents, under the general supervision of an attorney, may perform a broad range of less difficult paralegal duties which do not require the services of the most experienced paralegals. Under direction of an attorney who shall accept full responsibility for the tasks performed, the Senior Legal Analyst reviews and analyzes client agency requests for legal services, develops strategies and proposals to rectify problem areas; analyzes statutory and regulatory authority, prepares analyses of legislation and regulations, drafts legislation and regulation proposals for client agencies, monitors progress of legislation and regulations; designs and conducts investigations, identifies issues of concern for investigations, interviews witnesses, gathers documentation, drafts declarations, makes recommendations for search warrants; researches and analyzes statutory and case law authority relating to specific issues and makes recommendations concerning handling of the issues; drafts various pleadings on the most complex issues; summarizes and categorizes deposition transcripts, creates manual and computerized systems for managing discovery documents, analyzes and summarizes trial evidence, assists attorney in trial; identifies, contracts and screens expert witnesses, assists attorney in preparing expert witnesses for depositions and trial testimony, analyzes and summarizes expert witness statements; attends settlement negotiations and drafts settlement agreements; creates systems for gathering and tracking litigation information; develops paralegal training material and trains other paralegals; serves as consultant to attorneys and others; may serve in?a lead capacity over other paralegals.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have following qualifications:
Either I: 2 years of experience in the California state service performing the duties of Legal Analyst. Or II: 4 years of progressively responsible paralegal experience performing duties in one or a combination of the following specialty areas: Litigation and trial preparation, administrative law and procedures, criminal law and procedures, corporate and business law, medical malpractice, estate and tax law, environmental and land use law, antitrust, labor and consumer law. (Experience in California state service applied toward this requirement must include one year performing the duties of Legal Analyst.). (Candidates who are within six months of satisfying the experience requirement for this class will be admitted to the examination, but they must fully meet the experience requirement before being eligible for appointment.)
Must have knowledge of: Basic legal concepts, terminology, principles and procedures; use of legal reference materials; role of a paralegal staff in a legal office. should have ability to: Reason logically; analyze situations accurately and recommend an effective course of action; write effectively; prepare reports and summary sheets which set forth a statement of the facts, applications of relevant law and conclusions; read and understand statutes, court decisions, legal documents and similar material; prepare drafts of pleadings; draft litigation discovery documents, such as interrogatories and motions; work cooperatively with attorneys, clerical staff, technical staff and the general public. Demonstrated ability to act independently, to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and to assume increased responsibility. Ability to independently organize and manage a large number of assigned tasks related to administrative actions; analyze investigative material to determine sufficiency of evidence to support prosecutions; communicate effectively, orally and in writing; work independently under timelines; establish and maintain effective relationships with DOJ staff, personnel of client agencies, investigators, and opposing parties or counsel; and apply critical thinking and accounting skills in the review and management of law office case management software (i.e., ProLaw) that houses large, raw data sets compiled from a wide variety of contributors. Proficiency with computer applications, including ProLaw, HotDocs and Microsoft Office programs (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), and WestLaw and LexisNexis. Experience with drafting administrative pleadings, such as accusations, statements of issues, and petitions to revoke probation; assist with preparation for administrative hearings for client agencies; ability to examine witnesses, introduce evidence before a judge, work under pressure if necessary, and have a strong desire to be part of a team committed to the protection of health care consumers.
Deadline 30-10-20.

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