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ProfileLegal Coordinator The candidate will provide inmates with information regarding current State and Federal statutes and case law. Will direct inmates to appropriate source materials so they may read laws and cases appropriate to their individual situation. Instruct a basic legal research class and provide training in the drafting of various motions and writs. Train inmates in legal research methodology, in accordance with an outline provided by the Director of Law Libraries. Provide an overview of the criminal justice system. Review law journals and other publications for information on current legal developments. Administer the operation of a correctional institution Law Library. Provide legal assistance to inmates in a correctional institution Law Library and/or housing unit. Ensure updated legal materials are incorporated in the Library's collection. Perform the function of a notary public. Provide support for special projects and initiatives when necessary.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a Law degree from a law school accredited by the ABA; OR a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and six months of full time satisfactory experience providing legal services assistance to defendants, offenders, ex-offenders or plaintiffs; OR Associate degree from an accredited college or university or completion of 60 semester credits from an accredited college or university and 2 years of full time satisfactory experience as described above; OR a satisfactory combination of education and experience which is equivalent to as described above. College credit may be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 semester credit hours from an accredited college or university for 9 months of experience. Paralegal certification obtained from an accredited program or from a program approved by the ABA can be substituted for an Associate degree and 6 months of experience. Experience in providing legal services assistance to defendants, offenders, ex-offenders or plaintiffs must have included both a. Obtaining legal information through the use of United States Federal, State and local Statutes, Reporters, Digests, and Shepard' Citations; and b. The preparation and filing of writs and motions with various United States Federal, State and local courts of record. 1 year of full-time satisfactory experience acquired in the United States, in the performance of paralegal (legal assistant) services preferred. Paralegal Certification obtained in the United States from an accredited program or a program approved by the ABA is desired.
City of New York Department of Correction
60 Hudson Street
New York City, NY 10013