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Legal Staff Paralegal in New York City, NY

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Company name

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

USA New York City, NY

Posted on

Mar 12,2018

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Paralegal Aide II The candidate under the direction of the General Counsel and other attorneys within the OCME Legal Department, with latitude for independent judgment and decision making, the selected candidate will assist the OCME Legal Department with various administrative tasks and substantive assignments. Duties will include to the following: Work with Legal Department Administrative Staff with the review of requests for records, photographs, and expert review of tissue specimens. Assist in coordinating communication with local District Attorney Offices pertaining to requests for homicide medical examiner records. Assist personnel with resolving day-to-day intra-agency issues, such as requests for guidance from the Records, Evidence and Identification Departments. Assist with calls from the public and various outside attorneys who are seeking information, guidance, and/or records. Conduct basic legal research and analysis of local, state and federal legislation, statutes, and case law. Assist in drafting correspondence, subpoenas, and letters of reply. Assist in timely notification to analysts within the DNA Laboratory of various Court Orders. Communicate with next-of-kin on a variety of administrative matters. Prepare Agency responses to Freedom of Information Law requests and assist in updating information in the NYC Open Data Portal. Assist Agency liaison to the New York City Conflict of Interests Board. Assist in preparation of Agency Counsel travel memos. Assist in reviewing and managing inquiries relating to research and surveillance activity. Assist attorneys on litigation matters and other projects in the Legal Department. Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); or An associate degree or completion of 60 semester credits from an accredited college, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and two years of full-time satisfactory experience, acquired in the United States, in the performance of paralegal (legal assistant) services; or A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization and four years of full-time satisfactory experience, acquired in the United States, in the performance of paralegal (legal assistant) services; or A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience which is equivalent to above. Paralegal Certification obtained in the United States from an accredited program or from a program approved by the American Bar Association can be substituted for 12 months of experience. Undergraduate credit can be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 semester credits from an accredited college for 12 months of experience. However, all candidates must have at least a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization. To be acceptable, experience in paralegal (legal assistant) services must have involved the American Legal System. Experience which is primarily legal secretarial or includes only incidental paralegal (legal assistant) services is not acceptable.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
2 Lafayette Street
20th Floor , CN65
New York City, NY 10007