Position available in the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Responsible for assisting in all aspects of pretrial preparation for criminal prosecutions and for providing assistance in the preparation of legal documents. Research and compilation of data from various legal references, preparation of drafts of briefs and memoranda, and maintenance of case files and other records. Maintains case management system and acts as legal librarian, ensuring reference materials are current.
High school diploma and completion of a paralegal program or certification as a legal assistant recognized by the American Bar Association, or graduation from a college or university with a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in criminology or a closely related field, and some experience in a prosecutor’s or a criminal defense office, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Requires comprehensive knowledge of criminal law office procedures and practices and thorough knowledge of legal terminology/practices and proper legal citation form.
Must have experience conducting legal research and preparing various court orders, subpoenas, and other legal documents.
Personal computer experience using Microsoft Word and Excel required.
Experience using Virginia Crime Information Network (VCIN) and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) systems preferred with certification by the Virginia State Police as a Level B operator desired.
Requires an acceptable criminal background check.
Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines including computers, typewriters, calculators, copiers, facsimile machines, etc. Must be able to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects occasionally. Work is sedentary in nature, and involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for periods of time.
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York County, VA - 2 years ago