The Attorney General's Office Child and Family Protection Division/Protective Services Section is seeking two Paralegal Interns for the Spring Semester for our Phoenix main office (downtown).
This section represents the Department of Child Safety (“DCS”) in child abuse and neglect actions. The Protective Services Section engages in a litigation-focused practice, handling thousands of legal actions each year. Common cases involve dependency, guardianship, severance, and adoption proceedings, as well as high-profile and complex matters involving issues such as physical abuse, neglect, and criminal conduct. They work with DCS to ensure good outcomes for children who are victims of abuse and neglect, and provide permanency for children removed from parents and placed by the courts in the legal custody of DCS.
We encourage all current paralegal studies students and recent graduates to apply. Internship positions at the Attorney General's Office (AGO) are designed to give participants exposure to the AGO work environment, including opportunities to observe and assist in legal proceedings and assume some of the same responsibilities as our full-time personnel.
Paralegal Intern responsibilities include 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. Additionally, the paralegal intern performs legal and case-related research, drafts motions and legal memoranda and performs additional tasks as assigned by supervisor, and documents case-related activity into the automated case management system.
• The position requires communication and writing skills, as well as the ability to work both in a team setting and independently
• Ability to handle research assignments, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.
• Strong attention to detail and organizational capacity.
• Currently enrolled and/or recently graduated from a Paralegal Studies Program.
• A Minimum cumulative G.P.A. 2.75
• 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.
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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.
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State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
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