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Paralegal
Summary
Title:Paralegal
ID:1548
Department:Various
Campaign Start Date:01/17/2017
Salary Range:$38,667
Description
Position Summary:
The New York County District Attorney’s Office offers college graduates a prestigious opportunity to perform public service and gain legal experience through its paralegal program. The paralegals provide a full-range of support to the Assistant District Attorneys (ADAs) in the prosecution of crime in Manhattan. 
 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Assist ADAs in all aspects of investigations and trials.
  • Communicate effectively with all staff, both orally and in writing.
  • Compile and analyze case documents for hearings and trials.
  • Coordinate case schedules with courts, law enforcement officials, witnesses and defense attorneys.
  • Draft correspondence and legal documents.
  • Assist ADAs with proofreading, cite checking and locating files and documents.
  • Prepare court calendars.
  • Testify before the Grand Jury, at trial and other judicial proceedings.
  • Perform related administrative and clerical tasks.
Qualifications:
  • Excellent organization, communication, writing, and problem solving skills are essential.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to follow directions and apply proper policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access).
  • Ability to learn, update and edit existing proprietary applications and quickly learn and use various computer systems.
  • Ability to work independently with frequent interruptions, manage deadlines and adapt to changes in workflow.
  • Strong attention to detail and high concern for data accuracy.
  • Ability to interact and communicate with all levels of staff, court representatives, law enforcement representatives and witnesses.
  • Fluency in a foreign language (particularly Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese or Fukienese) is helpful though not necessary.
Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree required or expected by May/June 2017
Application Requirements:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial copy of your transcript 
  • 5-7 page academic writing sample (double-spaced)
  • Three (3) current professional references (i.e. list of names with their contact information and your relationship to them)
Commitment:
  • One (1) year commitment to the hiring bureau
The New York County District Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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