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  • 507949
  • Full-time





Job Location:

Address: 15 S 15th Ave., Phoenix AZ

Posting Details:

Salary: $36,814.37 - $55,000.00 

Grade: 20

Closing Date: Until filled 

Job Summary:

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office State Government Division/Liability Management Section is seeking a Legal Assistant Project Specialist.

Job Duties:

This paralegal position to support attorneys of the State Government Division, Liability Management Section in complex civil litigation efforts. Duties include extensive legal research and drafting, including correspondence, pleadings, motions, discovery responses, disclosure statements, memoranda and other documents as appropriate. In addition, the position is responsible for gathering discovery, including Electronically Stored Information ("ESI"); organizing litigation files; preparing demonstrative exhibits; interviewing witnesses; and assisting with focus group research, pretrial preparation and at trial. Assist attorney(s) with preparation, analysis and organization of depositions and witness interviews. Work with attorneys and other support staff to meet formal and informal deadlines in teamwork fashion. Serve as trainer and mentor to other paralegals in the section, and assist the Unit Chiefs with distribution of paralegal workflow.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of legal concepts, terminology, principles and procedures.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of legal research and use of statutes, codes, and other legal resources.
Knowledge of the methods, techniques and principles for writing briefs, reports and other legal documents in appropriate format.
Knowledge of the functions and jurisdictions of local, State and Federal courts and related criminal justice agencies.
Knowledge of discovery procedures, time constraints and the ability to respond to discovery requests.
Knowledge of good file management and effective trial preparation.
Knowledge of ESI and E-Discovery.
Skill in gathering and organizing information for discovery and disclosure.
Skill in effective oral and written communication.
Skill in dealing with confidential matters.
Skill in organizing litigation files.
Skill in extracting and utilizing information from statutes, court decisions, legal documents and related records.
Skill in interviewing and eliciting information in a legal investigation.
Skill in legal research, manual and computer-based, such as Westlaw.
Skill in interpersonal relations.
Ability to obtain and organize documents.
Ability to review a file and understand the legal theories involved.
Ability to assist attorney(s) in trial preparation and at trials and hearings.
Ability to proficiently use a personal computer, e-mail, the internet, electronic case filing systems as well as electronic case management and document management software.
Ability to get along and work with others.
Ability to travel within Arizona, including overnight stays.
Ability to handle a high volume of work and stressful situations.

Selective Preference(s):

Paralegal certificate. Civil litigation experience and significant experience assisting an attorney at trial. Experience with training other paralegals.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Travel is required for this position. A valid Arizona Driver’s License is required, along with consent to have your driving record run periodically.
• All applicants under serious consideration for hire with the Attorney General's Office are required to be fingerprinted by the Office and complete a criminal background check through State and Federal agencies. A job offer cannot be tendered until the candidate has successfully passed the initial background check. Your record does not automatically constitute a bar to employment. Factors such as, but not limited to, age at time of offense and age of offense, as well as the relationship between the offense and the job for which you apply will be taken into account.


The Attorney General's Office offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


• Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
• Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at (602) 542-8056 or email us at humanresources@azag.gov.

During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the AG’s Human Resources Office at (602) 542-8056 or via e-mail at HumanResources@azag.gov. The Arizona Office of the Attorney General does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities or in its hiring and employment practices. The following division has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Operations Division, 2005 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.