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  • The Child and Family Protection Division of the Arizona Attorney General's Office in Yuma, Arizona, is seeking a Paralegal III to provide support for two or more Assistant Attorneys General. The duties may include, but are not limited to, assessing and preparing case files for court hearings, assisting in trial preparation and document management, obtaining records and other evidence for contested hearings and trials, drafting motions and correspondence, preparing subpoenas, and following through with post-hearing work. The Paralegal performs legal and case-related research, drafts motions and legal memoranda and performs additional tasks as assigned by attorneys and supervisors, and documents case-related activity into the automated case management system. The Paralegal complies with all laws, rules, office policies and procedures applicable to the performance of the job. Duties involve reviewing, creating and processing materials and information confidential by Federal and State Laws.
    Ideal Candidates will have extensive experience as a paralegal; Baccalaureate degree in any area plus paralegal certification through an institutionally accredited program and employment as a paralegal.
    Close Date 4/30/14
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    To apply please follow this link:  https://azstatejobs.azdoa.gov/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=EUM
    (Posted 4/23/14)
  • The Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Public Advocacy & Civil Rights Division, Consumer Protection & Advocacy Section, is seeking a Paralegal II to provide support to the attorneys who enforce the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act and other state and federal consumer protection laws.  This position provides support for special projects as directed by the Consumer Litigation Unit Chief Counsel. This position also provides support to other legal assistants and secretaries in the Unit including reviewing consumer complaints and speaking with the Public.
    The paralegal assists with preparation and analysis of legal documents and reports; conducts legal research; assists with investigations; drafts court documents and pleadings; handles and sorts documentary evidence; prepares various court filings for review and approval by attorneys, correspondence, litigation and settlement memoranda, and work reports.  This position also reviews and summarizes consumer complaints to determine consumer fraud violations; assists the Chief Counsel with undercover investigations to gather evidence to prove violations; interviews witnesses to gather needed evidence.  This position will perform other duties as assigned.
    Ideal Candidates will be bilingual - oral and written communication in Spanish/English.
    The preferred candidate will have three years full-time employment as a paralegal; OR two years full-time employment with the State of Arizona as a Legal Assistant I; or any equivalent paralegal education and/or experience. Experience working in Consumer Fraud or Consumer Complaints may be substituted.
    Close Date 4/23/14
    To view our Recruitment Video please follow this link: http://vimeo.com/arizonaago/employment
    To apply please follow this Link: https://azstatejobs.azdoa.gov/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=EFU
    (Posted 4/14/14)
  • The Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Public Advocacy & Civil Rights Division, Consumer Protection & Advocacy Section, is seeking a Paralegal Project Specialist to provide support to the attorneys who handle complex cases under the Arizona Antitrust Act, the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act, and other consumer protection laws. The paralegal is responsible for the preparation and analysis of legal documents, research, and litigation support. This position reviews and summarizes consumer complaints and analyzes reports, statistics and information for purposes of identifying potential violations of consumer protection laws. This position also monitors business practices and gathers information to be reviews by attorneys to determine whether an investigation/civil action should be conducted.
    This position investigates facts; drafts pleadings (or portions thereof), discovery requests and responses, affidavits, and correspondence. Will conduct legal research through the use of Westlaw, the Internet and library materials, and prepares written memoranda. This position will also handle and sort documentary evidence; and prepare cases of a complex nature.  Will utilize software and data management programs such as Concordance, Casemap and Trial Director.  This position will gather information to assist in investigations.   Summarizes information obtained in examinations under oath, depositions and interrogatories.  Organizes materials and evidence gathered for ready access by the attorney, and for preparation of exhibits as needed. Works with attorneys, secretaries and other CPA staff to meet formal and informal deadlines as a team.
    Ideal Candidates will have extensive and substantive litigation experience and/or legal training.
    The preferred candidate will have 4 years full-time employment as a paralegal or 3 years full time employment with the State of Arizona as a Paralegal Project Specialist or any equivalent paralegal legal education and/or experience.
     Close Date 4/25/14
    To view our Recruitment Video please follow this link: http://vimeo.com/arizonaago/employment
    To apply please follow this Link: https://azstatejobs.azdoa.gov/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=EFK
    (Posted 4/14/14)
  • Pima County Attorney's office, is seeking a Paralegal or Legal Assistant An Associate’s degree from an accredited college as a Paralegal or Legal Assistant. OR A certificate of completion in Paralegal or Legal Assistant studies from an American Bar Association (ABA) approved program at an accredited college or university. OR An Associate's, Bachelor's or Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a related field such as law, business, legal secretary, criminal justice, political science, interdisciplinary studies, regional development, communications and 1 year of experience working in a legal setting, under direction of an attorney, performing functions consistent with paralegal or legal assistant duties. OR One year of experience with Pima County as a Legal Assistant.
    DUTIES: Performs paraprofessional legal work assisting attorneys in case preparation. Work ranges from handling routine assignments to autonomous decision making in coordinating, processing and monitoring complex and specialized legal casework.
    OPEN FOR CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT
    PARALEGAL SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION IS REQUIRED WITH COMPLETED APPLICATION.
    To apply please follow this link:  http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=2883
    (Posted 1/31/14)