Paralegal
New York District Attorney's Office - New York, NY

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The New York County District Attorney's Office is charged with the responsibility for investigating and prosecuting crime in Manhattan. The office has been considered a model for public prosecutors' offices throughout the nation. It is known for its vigorous prosecution combined with the belief that the prosecutor's function is to do justice and to service the public. For more information on the office, see our website: www.manhattanda.org.

Position Description

The office offers college graduates a prestigious opportunity to perform public service and gain legal experience through its paralegal program. The paralegals provide critical support to the work of Assistant District Attorneys in the prosecution of crime. Each year, we receive thousands of applications for this staff position. With approximately ninety openings each year, the hiring process is very competitive.

Paralegals assist Assistant District Attorneys in all aspects of investigations, trials and appellate litigation. Paralegals compile and analyze case documents for hearings and trials; coordinate case schedules with courts, law enforcement officials, witnesses and defense attorneys. They also draft correspondence and legal documents for Assistant District Attorneys; proofread and cite check; and prepare court calendars. In addition to the above, paralegals assigned to the Appeals Bureau are responsible for writing at least one Excessive Sentence Brief a term. The salary is $36, 084. We also offer an excellent vacation and benefits package.

Qualifications

The successful paralegal applicant does not fit a particular profile, except that most are recent college graduates. All majors are accepted. The DA's Office receives applications from a diversity of backgrounds and work experiences. The office is seeking individuals who have demonstrated strong academic performance and possess superior organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Personal character, integrity, judgment, and maturity are essential. Fluency in foreign languages, particularly Spanish, is helpful though not necessary.

In addition, we are interested in having a staff that is reflective of the diversity of the community we serve. To that end, we actively encourage and recruit submissions from underrepresented minority groups. The office if firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital or veteran status.

Post Date: January 13, 2013
Post Until: Position Filled

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