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ProfileParalegal I/II The candidate will prepare various types of legal documents, such as contracts, liens, motions, pleadings, orders, petitions, briefs, resolutions, and ordinances after obtaining necessary facts and background information for review by attorney; review documents for compliance with statutes, court decisions and other legal authorities; assist attorneys in legal research; prepare reports and correspondence, and legal documents such as drafts of resolutions, ordinances, pleadings, motions, contracts, notices, agreements of sales, and lease agreements of real property transactions; interview witnesses and prepare formal witness declarations; maintain litigation files and provide case and file management; may review escrow agreements and effect necessary modifications; prepare forms to call elections. The Level II position may provide lead supervision of Paralegal I; may represent the office at various administrative hearings; may appear in small claims court; may assist attorneys on complex cases.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have following qualification:
Education/Experience: Any combination of education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be: Paralegal I - completion of an approved paralegal training program OR three years experience researching and drafting a variety of legal documents preferably supplemented by course work in legal office practices and business law. Paralegal II – 1 year journey level experience as a paralegal and possession of a paralegal certificate.
Knowledge of: Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations; legal research methods, drafting legal documents and opinion writing; filing procedures and legal terminology; legal office practices and procedures; legal ethics related to civil, criminal, or juvenile procedures; automated legal research methods and document preparation.
Skill/Ability to: Read and analyze legal documents; write accurate, concise legal documents such as demand letters, contracts, resolutions, opinions, briefs, recommendations to attorneys, and routine pleadings; explain legal actions/documents to clients in a courteous, patient, and tactful manner; research legal references; present verbal statements of fact and law; establish effective working relationships with attorneys, officials, clients, co-workers, and the general public; follow and give verbal and written instructions; collect and examine factual data; understand and apply legal principles; organize and maintain litigation files; perform computerized legal research; and operate a personal computer and related software.
Should have knowledge of Criminal Law and skill and ability to prepare complex legal documents and brief with minimal attorney supervision.
Closing Date: 04/22/18 11:59 PM
Tulare County Public Defender's Office
County Civic Center 221 S. Mooney Blvd.
Courthouse , Room G-35
Visalia, CA 93291