Openings >> Paralegal
Campaign Start Date:02/22/2021
Salary Range:$44,253
Position Summary:
The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) has multiple immediate openings for paralegals throughout its Trial and Investigation Divisions. 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 in the redaction and preparation of documents for e-discovery.
  • 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 as assigned.
  • Excellent organizational and creative 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 (orally and in writing) 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 candidate's start date.
  • Selected candidates must commit to serving at least one (1) year as a paralegal in the hiring bureau or unit. 
The New York County District Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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