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Paralegal

Location
New York
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
1 Oct 2021
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.Qualifications: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.Commitment:Selected candidates must commit to serving at least one (1) year as a paralegal in the hiring bureau or unit. Additional Information:Pursuant to the Mayor's Executive Order 75, as of August 2, 2021, all newly hired employees must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered employment with DANY, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved at the time of your on-boarding process.The New York County District Attorney's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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