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Paralegal The candidate will provide legal assistance to support the activities of the department and use independent judgment based on technical knowledge to conduct research, write legal documents, and manage criminal and civil cases and case files under general supervision. Will provide legal assistance and case management functions for attorneys in the department, prioritize assignments, and perform duties within scope of authority and training, and in compliance with County policies. Apply independent judgment based on knowledge of policies and procedures, gained through technical training and work experience, complete assigned special projects, and identify and resolve problems. Provide case management functions for prosecution and litigation, prepare, track, and follow-up on sensitive and complex legal documents, and maintain and update legal information and technical records.Evaluate case files and research missing and incomplete information and document and manage collection and analysis of evidence. Create and manage criminal and civil case files, research files and computer databases, update files, computer records, and tracking systems, check local and state databases, and collect and distribute related information. Review case status with attorneys, compose and create memoranda and legal documents, prepare and edit confidential and sensitive legal documents, and maintain confidentiality. repare and process criminal reports and civil complaints, file legal papers with courts, and process court papers according to court procedures and attorney instructions. Schedule interviews, trials, hearings, meetings and attorney's calendar and notify clients and witnesses as needed. Receive and send information to and from other agencies and jurisdictions. Provide information and assistance within the scope of designated authority. Maintain absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, customer records and restricted County information. Perform other related duties as required. Maintain the integrity, professionalism, values, and goals of the County Attorney's Office by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed and that accountability and public trust are preserved.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have associate's degree in Paralegal Studies or completion of a Paralegal Educational program approved by the American Bar Association. Must have 2+ years of attorney support experience. An equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience is substitute for the minimum requirements. Knowledge of PCAO policies, procedures, organization, and operations is preferred. Knowledge of applicable State of Arizona statutes, Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) policies and procedures, Federal rules and requirements, and specialized court software applications is preferred. Knowledge of operations, functions, procedures, rules, and policies of Pinal County Courts and Arizona Superior Court is preferred. Knowledge of principles and protocols for the management of official documents and court records is preferred. Knowledge of legal system and law enforcement agency procedures and terminology is preferred. Knowledge of principles of record keeping, case files, and records management is preferred. Knowledge of laws and regulations governing the release of information from court records is preferred. Skill in coordinating and performing a variety of skilled paralegal technical support functions is preferred. Skill in reading legal documents and extracting relevant information is preferred. Skill in drafting, preparing, filing, and distributing various types of legal documents is preferred. Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software is preferred.
Position #201800193 Send resume, letter of interest; Law school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable); and Writing sample.
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