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ProfileParalegal I The candidate will be assigned to one to two attorneys who handle fraud cases, white collar crimes, including to, securities fraud, public corruption, identity theft, forgery, credit card fraud and a variety of conflict prosecutions submitted by outside prosecution agencies, that are voluminous and document-intensive. Perform basic paralegal work, such as redacting discovery packets, completing routine legal reports and documents and complete criminal histories. Will perform routine legal research projects applying legal research principles, techniques and legal report writing, document preparation, principles and procedures. This position will also be responsible for obtaining criminal history information and processing Interstate Extradition paperwork for charged defendants and managing the disclosure process in cases involving voluminous legal documents. This includes organizing the documents, bates stamping, redacting, creating the disclosure index; and conducting a detailed document review and preparation of discovery materials for trial cases. Also responsible for assisting in trial preparation and supporting the attorneys throughout trial.
Qualification and Experience
A Paralegal Certificate and/or degree preferred. Ideal candidate will have some criminal law experience.
Knowledge needed: Knowledge of techniques and principles used for preparing documents and/or pleadings. Knowledge of reviewing, organizing, bates stamping and redacting voluminous documents. Knowledge of legal terminology, legal concepts and procedures of state laws, of the functions and jurisdictions of local and state courts. Knowledge of trial preparation including, creating trial notebooks, preparing subpoenas; maintaining witness contact list/files, trial exhibits and summary charts. Knowledge and skill in the methods, techniques and principles of legal research. Knowledge of extradition procedures, including identifying and preparing appropriate documents necessary to ensure extradition of a defendant.
Skills needed: Skill in concise and effective oral and written communication, with internal personnel and external contacts. Skill in following/taking a variety of delegated directions/decisions with close supervision. Exercise sound judgment. Skilled in writing legal memoranda and reports. Skilled in researching and extracting information from statutes, codes, legal documents and court decisions. Skill in administrative tasks, such as typing with accuracy and speed, including transferring of data from one document to next. Skill in Word, Excel, Adobe and Access databases. Skill in Trial Director, Concordance and other trial software as required.
Abilities needed: Ability to prioritize and plan projects. Ability to use various types of equipment, computer and software. Ability to maintain and prioritize a high volume case load without any difficulty. Ability to understand the attorney/client relationship including the need for confidentiality and discretion. Ability to coordinate activities with a variety of law enforcement agencies, governmental and non-governmental agencies. Ability to form and maintain cordial working relationships with all level of staff and supervisors/AGO leadership. Ability to interact with outside entities with diplomacy and tact. Ability to represent the Attorney General in cooperative efforts with outside law enforcement agencies throughout the State. Ability to be well organized. Ability to prioritize and plan large scale projects. Ability to use various types of equipment, computers and software. Ability to work closely and effectively communicate with law enforcement officers, court personnel, agency personnel, defense attorneys and witnesses.
Job Id 37739
Arizona Attorney General
1275 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007