The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Criminal Division/Southern Arizona White Collar and Criminal Enterprise Section is seeking a Senior Paralegal. This position will support various complex prosecutions in Southern Arizona, such as white collar fraud, drug-related felony cases, electronic interception, money laundering, identity theft, and public corruption. This position requires collaborative work with law enforcement personnel and attorneys to produce disclosure, pleadings, legal memoranda, prepare cases for trial, and complete legal research and writing projects. In addition, this position will manage the disclosure process in complex cases involving voluminous documents. This includes organizing the documents, scanning, bates stamping, creating the discovery index, conducting document review and preparing discovery material for trial cases. This position is expected to develop a broad-based knowledge of all facets of prosecution.
This position requires substantial experience in criminal law, including wire interception investigations, white collar fraud, criminal enterprise, money laundering, identity theft cases, and public corruption.
• Managing the disclosure process in complex cases involving voluminous documents, including organizing the documents and bates stamping, creating the discovery index, conducting document review, and preparing discovery materials for trial cases. Prepare complex disclosure, summary reports, and exhibits under the supervision of the attorney.
• Prepare pleadings, motions, and other legal documents as requested by the attorney. Prepare trial subpoenas. Gather information and documents in preparation of trials. Schedule interviews and witness travel.
• Writes synopses, briefs or condensation of complex cases assigned. Confers with prosecutors in regards to cases being worked. Attend meetings, trials, and hearings.
• Researches law in Westlaw. Gathers facts from manuals, statutes, and rule books to make case-related decisions. Reads and analyzes recent court decisions affecting policies, methods, procedures, or standards. Read and interpret state, federal, and local laws, rules, and regulations that apply to work assignments.
• Researches law in Westlaw. Gathers compiles facts from manuals, statutes, and rule books to make case-related decisions. Reads and analyzes recent court decisions affecting policies, methods, procedures, or standards. Read and interpret state, federal, and local laws, and rules, and regulations to apply to reports or work assignments.
• Skill in writing legal memorandum and reports.
• Skilled in researching and extracting information from statutes, codes, legal documents, and court decisions.
• Skilled in administrative tasks, such as typing accuracy, speed, transfer of data from one document to next.
• Skill in Word, Excel, Access databases.
• Skill in concise and effective oral and written communication, with internal personnel and external contacts including court personnel, agency personnel, and government agencies.
• Skill in following/taking a variety of delegated directions/decisions with close supervision.
• Exercise sound judgement.
• Ability to prioritize and plan large scale projects.
• Ability to work closely with law enforcement personnel as well as witnesses.
• Ability to use various types of equipment, computers and software.
• Ability to effectively communicate with law enforcement officers, defense attorneys, and witnesses.
• Ability to understand the attorney/client relationship and confidentiality of law enforcement investigations, including the need for discretion.
• Ability to coordinate activities with a variety of law enforcement agencies, governmental, and non-governmental agencies.
• Ability to form and maintain cordial working relationships with all level of staff and supervisors/AGO leadership.
• Ability to interact with outside entities with diplomacy and tact.
• Ability to represent the Attorney General in cooperative efforts with outside law enforcement agencies throughout the State.
• Ability to be dependable, well organized and analytical.
Ideal Candidates will have paralegal certification through an institutionally accredited program; or minimum five years of full-time employment as paralegal/legal assistant with the State of Arizona or prosecution agency; or minimum five years employment in a private law form as a legal assistant supporting a litigation practice; or a B.A. or B.S. degree in any area plus three years full-time employment.
• 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:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
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.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at (602) 542-8056 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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