Paralegal - Continuous Recruitment ONLY
*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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The primary duties include, but are not limited to:
- Assists with case evaluations by obtaining additional information or evidence from clients and witnesses.
- Prepares cases for hearings by organizing files, communicating with clients and witnesses regarding logistics, interviewing and subpoenaing witnesses, and preparing exhibits.
- Performs legal research as directed by attorneys including analyzing rules, regulations, case law, and statutory law.
- Drafts correspondence and legal documents such as case initiation forms, legal memoranda, and discovery responses.
- Pulls court documents from dockets; e-files pleadings, motions, briefs, and other legal documents with various Georgia and federal courts through online court systems.
- Proofreads and cite checks legal motions and briefs.
- Serves as communication liaison between the division and respondents, attorneys, courts, and clients.
- Responds to inquiries received from clients and the general public.
- Maintains, organizes, and manages case records, including up to date information on case status and upcoming deadlines.
- Attends/assists attorneys with hearings and client meetings.
- 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, and therefore may not include all job duties performed by persons on this job title.
A paralegal certificate, diploma or degree, OR An associate’s degree (non-paralegal) and 1 year of paralegal experience, OR Three years of documented paralegal experience; AND the ability to type, exhibits high level of attention to detail and strong communication skills.
- Certified Paralegal (CP) or Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) certification recognized by the ABA or Georgia State Bar, and three years of paralegal experience
- 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. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.