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Legal Staff Paralegal in New York City, NY

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Company name

Legal Aid Society of New York

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Criminal Law
Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


USA New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Jan 19,2018

Posted on

Jan 18,2018

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Criminal Defense Practice Paralegal II The candidate will research, digest, and outline case records (e.g. medical, criminal history, schools, etc.). Draft legal memoranda, pre-trial motions, subpoenas, and orders to produce. Interview and assess client requests for services. Second seat trials. Assist with case preparation for trial and disposition. Prepare written reports summarizing compiled information. Obtain and copy court files. Serve subpoenas and other legal documents. Assemble court files and materials for trials, appeals, stays, and writs. Obtain and review client records and determine course of action. Handle client and agency correspondence in connection with cases. Serve as a liaison between attorneys and clients. Assist clients in completing forms, releases, and other documents. Refer clients to outside agencies. Handle basic correspondence with clients. Other duties as assigned. Perform functions of Paralegal I title, unrelated to the Paralegal II title, as necessary and on a temporary basis.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited school, Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, or satisfactory completion of a comprehensive in-house training course appropriate to practice area. Experience in and/or commitment to advocacy on behalf of low-income people is strongly desired. Excellent writing, verbal, and organizational skills are needed. Should have proficiency in legal research. Must have proficiency in computer and word processing skills. Some knowledge of New York criminal law and criminal procedures is needed. Proficiency in languages other than English is desirable.

Deadline: Jan 31, 2018.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Legal Aid Society of New York
199 Water Street
New York City, NY 10038