Criminal Defense Paralegal Needed

Posting ID : A1068524631
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Legal Paralegal

Criminal Defense Paralegal needed for busy law firm in Bend.
Looking to fill opening no later than September 15, 2015.
Hours 8:00 am -- 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

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Essential Duties:
Must have a minimum of 2 years legal experience (at least 1 of which is in Criminal Law) and excellent references
Has sufficient knowledge of elements of correct English usage, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary.
Ability to perform difficult and complex legal clerical, office and team support duties. Work well with others as a member of a team and be prepared to take direction from others.
Ability to work well with a variety of clients who are under stress
Ability to create complex affidavits and motions with little assistance.
Understand and interpret information from OECI (Oregon E Court Information); navigates the Internet to locate information or agency to assist attorney in court case.
Must work well under pressure or deadlines and must be able to work quickly and accurately with little instruction. Must be extremely organized and have very honed attention to detail
Ability to prioritize workload and get files up to date before next scheduled court proceeding.
Collect and organize all Discovery (reports, photo's, CD's, DVD's, tapes) in a timely manner.
Maintain files for assigned attorney
Ability to work with the public, law enforcement, Parole and Probation, court staff, DA's Office and their staff
Receives incoming phone calls and takes appropriate action in response thereto.
Coordinate witness interviews and police officer interviews with assigned attorney
Track progress of cases and monitor cases as the case nears trial for witness notification, preparing subpoenas as needed.
Create appropriate jury instructions for trial.
Prepare trial notebooks and exhibits needed for trial, and attend any court proceedings as needed.
Possess knowledge of legal terminology and formats.
Become a notary public

Please send resume, references and a cover letter to the listed return email.

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