Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Posted Date

April 30, 2024

Contact Information

Nicola Cox
Nicola.Cox@myfloridalegal.com

Our Organization and Mission: The Office represents the State of Florida in state and federal civil and criminal courts, from trial courts to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Pay:  $39,900 – $42,000 annually, commensurate with experience

Position Summary: This is a Paralegal Specialist I position within the Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division in the Ft Lauderdale Bureau. This is a full-time, highly responsible paralegal position that requires the individual to work independently with limited supervision. This position requires strong organizational skills, excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), strong legal research, document drafting and proof-reading skills, strong e-discovery skills, and the ability to multitask effectively. Good computer skills are essential. This position provides paralegal support to several attorneys in a fast-paced environment and requires an excellent understanding of the court procedures and rules.

Responsibilities

The Work You Will Do: The duties of this position may include but are not limited to:

Case Management:

  • Analyze, select, compile, and summarize information on statutes, financial records, legal decisions, legal opinions, memoranda, or other legal material for internal use.
  • Conduct online legal research using commercially available research applications.
  • Conduct factual research to assist with pending cases or investigations.
  • Draft legal documents, including federal habeas procedural histories, discovery requests, witness lists and exhibit lists.
  • Prepare exhibits for hearings, depositions, and trials.
  • Conduct document review.
  • Organize documents and exhibits for review by attorneys.
  • Coordinate service of process and subpoenas.
  • Summarize deposition and trial transcripts.
  • Examine and analyze briefs, petitions, complaints, and evidence of alleged or suspected violations of laws or regulations in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, rules, precedents or policies.
  • Examine legal instruments or other documents to assure completeness of information and conformance to pertinent laws, rules, regulations, precedents, or office requirements.
  • Assist with preparation of cross-designation documentation for attorney appearances.
  • Assist in case preparation for civil litigation, criminal law proceedings or agency hearings.
  • Attend court proceedings and trials with attorneys and provide assistance as needed.
  • Conduct legal research as directed.
  • Perform related work as assigned.

Qualifications

Qualifications: Completion of a two-year accredited training program to become a legal assistant, a paralegal, a legal paraprofessional or a lawyer’s or attorney’s assistant; or

A degree or certificate in legal technology, legal administration, legal studies, or criminal justice; or

A law school degree from a law school in the United States, or upon management approval, from a law school outside the United States; or

Four years of experience performing the duties of a paralegal or legal assistant.

Preferences will be given to applicants with:

  • 3 or more years of recent paralegal experience in a law firm or legal department.
  • Experience supporting 3 or more attorneys at one time.
  • Paralegal certification or graduation from an accredited paralegal training program.
  • Recent experience preparing attorneys for hearings and/or trials.
  • Experience doing legal research.
  • Experience e-filing and e-serving court documents.
  • Experience with e-Discovery

 

Application Process

Please apply online through our website at:  https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/FORT-LAUDERDALE-PARALEGAL-SPECIALIST-I-41000728-FL-33301/1134166400/