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Legal Staff Legal Secretary in Oakland, 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

Oakland, CA, United States
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Senior Legal Analyst
The candidate provides paralegal support to the attorneys in the Legal Division. Duties include: Drafting pleadings on the most complex issues; drafting settlement agreements; analyzing statutory, regulatory and case law; and performing other work associated with trial preparation as needed. Serve in a lead capacity over other paralegals. Must have ability to analyze legal issues accurately and present those issues in writing in an effective manner. Must be able to work cooperatively with attorneys, other paralegals, support staff, licensing staff, and the public. Some travel is required. Under direction, independently provides paralegal and legal analytical support to an attorney in the most complex area of law; and performs other related duties. 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 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. Should preferable have evidence of continuing education, such as additional paralegal or legal coursework.
Final Filing Date: 10/28/2020

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