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Special Victims Paralegal
Title:Special Victims Paralegal
Department:Special Victims Bureau
Campaign Start Date:01/08/2019
Salary Range:$44,362
Position Summary:
The New York County District Attorney's Office (DANY) has an opening for a Paralegal in the Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Units of the Special Victims Bureau. These units are responsible for the investigation and prosecution of child abuse and domestic violence cases. Paralegals work closely with attorneys, investigators, social workers, and external partner agencies to identify victims and perpetrators.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Assist Assistant District Attorneys (ADAs) in case investigation, preparation, and trial.
  • Attend witness interviews in cases involving child sexual and physical abuse, domestic violence, and fatalities.
  • Screen and investigate child abuse reports.
  • Generate subpoenas, obtain evidence, and conduct on-line investigations.
  • Compile and analyze case documents for hearing and trials.
  • Conduct forensic previews and analysis on electronic devices.
  • Perform related paralegal duties as assigned by ADAs in all areas of SVB.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills required.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to follow directions and apply proper policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Ability to quickly learn and use various computer systems.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage deadlines.
  • Resourcefulness, initiative, and good judgment essential.
Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree required or expected by candidate's start date.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Experience with children.
  • Experience working with victims of child abuse or domestic violence.
  • Knowledge of DANY and/or the criminal justice system.
  • Spanish speaking or American Sign Language (ASL) proficient.
  • One (1) year commitment to hiring unit. 
The New York County District Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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