Thru 6/30/19(Potential Extension Depends on Work Ethic)
8:00am - 5:00pm (Mon-Fri)
Area of City
*WILL HAVE TO PAY TO PARK*
Assists attorneys in analyzing & identifying legal findings & independently writes legal memoranda to support findings, assists attorneys in defining & drafting potential issues in cases, locates & reviews cases & statutory laws & assists attorneys in making merit decisions regarding complex issues of law (i.e., makes evaluations regarding casework).
Conducts legal research for assistant public defenders by utilizing such reference tools as case law reporters, law review articles, digests & other legal & non-legal reference & resource works; operates personal computer to conduct legal research using reference tools such as Westlaw, Westmate, Premise, Brief Bank, internet, Westcheck, Access, cd-rom & pc docs; shepardizes cases; reviews various legal documents (e.g., suppression motions; search & seizure; change of venue); provides assistance to assistant public defenders & assists in preparation of briefs & other pleadings for trial & appellate cases in all state & federal courts; prepares correspondence (e.g., to clients &/or court personnel).
Conducts fact investigations by reviewing court transcripts, other legal documents & contacting witnesses; gathers case information (e.g., travels to appropriate county, prosecutors office, client, prison, supreme court law library &/or other law libraries; contacts attorneys, prosecutors, clerks , witnesses, court reporters, judges, client's families &/or prison personnel by telephone or through correspondence); prepares appropriate legal documents based on research.
Compiles & produces appendix material for briefs according to various court rules; monitors cases; maintains files; makes photocopies; collates, binds & staples briefs; serves on committees & staff meetings; operates personal computer to edit, enter &/or verify data & to produce documents.
Paralegal/legal assistant certification
2 years legal research and writing experience (or 2 years law school)
Knowledge of legislative/administrative rule processes; legal research; legal terminology; legal issue recognition; case & statutory interpretation; legal analysis; law; state &/or federal laws & rules applicable to assigned department; court filing procedures; legal communication; rules of evidence.
Skill in use of personal computer, typewriter, photocopier, video display terminal & other office equipment
Ability to use proper research methods in gathering data; deal with many variables & determine recommended specific course of action; prepare legal/procedural materials & related information for review, approval & signature &/or use by licensed attorney; handle sensitive & routine inquiries from & contacts with public, legal personnel, business officials &/or clients.