Paralegal - Continuous Recruitment ONLY
Office of the Attorney General
Department of Law
Annual Salary Range: $41,000.00- $56,000.00 (commensurate w/ experience)
*To move forward in the recruiting process ALL External applicants are required to:
- Attach a current Resume
- Cover Letter
- Attach "Department of Law Employment Application" (click link to obtain: http://law.georgia.gov/careers/application-forms)
- Attach copies of official undergraduate/graduate transcripts (unofficial will suffice until official transcripts are received)
- If the file is too large to attach please email the document(s) to [email protected] to include the position title - application material(s) in the subject line.
The mission of the Department of Law is to serve the citizens of the State of Georgia by providing legal representation of the highest quality to the agencies, officers and employees of state government and by honorably and vigorously carrying out the constitutional and statutory responsibilities of the Attorney General. The Department of Law is organized into the Executive Office, five legal divisions, four specialty units and an operations division. Visit our Department website for more details.
Department of Law Paralegals provide administrative, transactional, litigation and research support to attorneys.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
The primary duties include, but are not limited to:
Researches and drafts legal documents; prepares answers to pleadings, prepares case/research binders;
Conducts cite checks of legal motions and briefs;
Pulls court documents from dockets; files legal documents and court papers with various courts and online court systems;
Reviews petitions and other filings to evaluate the need for departmental involvement in cases;
Serves as communication liaison between the division and respondents, attorneys, courts and clients;
Performs legal research, including analyzing rules, regulations, case law, and statutory law;
Maintains records on the status and deadlines associated with division cases; tracks case status;
Tracks and provides statistics associated with unit cases;
Maintains, organizes and indexes files for the unit;
Prepares a variety of correspondence;
Responds to inquiries received from clients and the general public;
Attends unit and departmental meetings as required
May maintain library resources for the division;
May attend and assist attorney with hearings and client meetings;
May coordinate the payment process for outside attorney services utilized by the division;
May provide guidance or training to less experienced paralegals or other staff;
Performs other related duties as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They do not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties.
- A paralegal certificate, diploma or degree
- An associate’s degree (non-paralegal) and 1 year of paralegal experience,
- Three years of documented paralegal experience;
- Ability to type at a high speed and accuracy rate
- Exhibit high level of attention to detail
- Strong communication skills.
Preference will be given to applicants who possess one or more items below:
- Post-baccalaureate certificate
- Associate’s degree from an ABA-approved Paralegal Studies program
- National certifications from NALA or NFPA
- Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Current commission as a notary public and/or willingness to obtain notary public commission
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong written and verbal communications skills
A criminal background check is completed on all candidates; employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of the background investigation. Candidates strongly considered for the position will also be required to submit a Department of Law employment background check waiver, Georgia Department of Revenue Tax Clearance letter and copies of official college transcripts.
Candidates may also be required to complete a State Personnel Administration application as required by the Department of Natural Resources.
The Office of THE ATTORNEY GENERAL does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or services.
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All applicants will be considered, but may be screened for the preferred qualifications of the position, and may not necessarily receive an interview. Human Resources maintains the discretion to close the job announcement prior to the closing date if a significant number of applications are received.