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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.). Will 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. Perform functions of Paralegal I title, unrelated to the Paralegal II title, as necessary and on a temporary basis is needed. 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 is essential. Experience in and/or commitment to advocacy on behalf of low-income people is strongly desired. Excellent writing, verbal, and organizational skills are needed. Proficiency in legal research is needed. Proficiency in computer and word processing skills are essential. Some knowledge of New York criminal law and criminal procedures are needed. Proficiency in languages other than English is desirable.
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