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Salary:$36,732.80 - $44,990.40 Annually
The Paralegal independently performs legal support activities of a complex clerical nature, with regard to criminal, juvenile delinquency and dependency matters. Provides full scope of paralegal support to attorneys, using extreme attention to detail often under strict time deadlines.
MFA: Legal Support
•Process new adult and juvenile cases which may include but not limited to, LEDS, DMV and NCIC criminal histories, lab reports, evidence, arrest warrant affidavits, police reports, and witness and defendant information.
•Prepare and process legal documents, such as pleadings, arrest and search warrants, subpoenas, motions, affidavits, orders, judgments and diversion contracts and file with the court as appropriate.
•Assist attorneys and law enforcement in obtaining information such as employment, medical, financial and other records.
•Prepare cases for Grand Jury and facilitate the Grand Jury process.
•Respond to probation reports from Community Corrections and the Court.
•Monitor District Attorney diversions and conditional discharges and prepare and file appropriate paperwork with the court.
•Review judgments, research and prepare property dispositions, and close out files.
•Screen for eligibility and process expungments including legal research, evaluating criminal history and providing notification to appropriate parties.
•Assist with preparation of trials.
•Process Police Officer Mental Commitment paperwork.
•Provide clerical support to the Deputy Medical Examiner.
MFA: Administrative Support
•Ensure that all discoverable materials are provided to the appropriate parties in a timely manner and invoice accordingly.
•Provide materials pursuant to public records requests.
•Redact/blur audio and video recordings
•Process court notices per established procedures.
•Verify daily court docket.
•Mail, fax, or arrange for delivery of documents to defense counsel, defendants, witnesses, and the court. May need to drive to neighboring counties to deliver or pick up documents.
•Prepare documents such as forms and correspondence, and organize and maintain records in paper and electronic filing system.
•Make photocopies of correspondence, documents, and other printed material.
•Obtain additional material necessary to prosecute charge(s) alleged by the DDA.
•Complete various forms, such as DMV suspension packets, certified copy requests, and National Traffic Safety Institute forms.
•Receipt payments and clear pending accounts
•Receive and place telephone calls.
•Assist the public in person and via telephone.
MFA: Data Entry
•Data Entry into case management system, including memorializing all contacts and actions associated with a case.
•Assist with annual archiving and file purge.
•Organize and maintain documents and electronic case files.
•Track training and leave for Law Enforcement and DA staff in case management system.
•Track grand jury room reservations and on-call schedules in case management system
MFA: Additional Duties As Assigned To Include but Not Limited To
•Special projects that advance departmental goals
•Participate in staff meetings and conduct and attend trainings
•High School Diploma or GED.
•4 years of general office administrative support with 2 of those years in a legal setting.
•Comprehensive knowledge of the criminal justice system in Oregon.
•Computer skills sufficient to assume the responsibility of redacting and blurring media.
•Bi-lingual language preferred but nor required.
•Preference given to applicants with experience in an Oregon Prosecutor's office.
An equivalent combination of education and work experience may be accepted.
•Must pass criminal/background check and ongoing compliance with Federal, State, and Local statutes.
•Must obtain LEDS certification in first 30 days of employment.
•Must obtain Notary Public License in first 30 days of employment.
•Must obtain ODL in first 30 days of employment.
•Regular and predictable in-person attendance is necessary to provide services to citizens and to maintain active engagement with the courts and court process.
Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Sedentary work involves sitting frequently, however, half of the office is accessible only by climbing a flight of stairs.