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<br />PARALEGAL <br /> <br /> Classification #: 015 <br /> FLSA: Non-Exempt <br /> EEOC:05 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: <br />Performs paraprofessional legal work, which requires a high degree of judgment and <br />independent decision-making, including conducting research and drafting documents. Functions <br />as the local area network computer liaison. Performs other work as required. <br /> <br />SUPERVISION RECEIVED: <br />Works under the general supervision of Legal Counsel, District Attorney or an attorney. Works <br />as part of a team with one or more attorneys. Positions in this class perform duties <br />independently, following established policies. <br /> <br />SUPERVISION EXERCISED: <br />Supervision of others is not a normal responsibility of positions in this classification. However, <br />an incumbent may serve as a lead worker over other Paralegal staff or support staff, as required. <br /> <br />EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: <br /> (Duties may include, but are not limited to the following.) <br /> <br />1.Independently conducts substantive research and prepares written legal analysis on <br />federal, state and local legislation and/or procedural, administrative and case law; <br />frequently conducts legislative history and other archival research for attorneys and <br />hearings officers. <br /> <br /> <br />2.Independently reviews, analyzes and drafts legal documents for use by attorneys; assists <br />attorneys by gathering case information; independently analyzing and interpreting legal <br />and financial documents; drafts administrative orders including statement of fact and <br />conclusions of law for hearings officers. <br /> <br /> <br />3.Constructs, organizes, maintains and monitors case files for deadlines; investigates and <br />summarizes facts of case for attorney; updates files, determines and initiates necessary <br />documents including petitions, motions, affidavits, orders, discovery, and subpoenas; <br />establishes and maintains computerized files of factual information; uses computer <br />programs to prepare statistical data and reports; maintains contact with and responds to <br />routine questions from parties, witnesses, attorneys, court staff, and others on procedures, <br />claim status, hearing dates, etc. <br /> <br /> <br />4.Conducts interviews with parties, witnesses, and other interested persons; notifies parties <br />and witnesses of appearances; schedules meetings and depositions. <br /> <br /> <br />5.Prepares witnesses for court; organizes, categorizes and assures completeness of exhibits, <br />prepares trial notebook; may sit as second chair during trial to manage documents and <br />witnesses and to provide insight and feedback on the proceedings. <br /> <br /> <br />