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Paralegal II

Company: County of Riverside
Location: Riverside
Posted on: November 14, 2021

Job Description:

ABOUT THE POSITIONThe Riverside County Department of Child Support Services is accepting applications for Paralegal II. The selected candidate will Research and analyze law sources (i.e., statutes, ordinances, court decisions, criminal pleadings, police reports, legal documents and articles) for use in preparing legal documents (i.e., briefs, pleadings, contracts, etc.), for review, approval, and use by an attorney. The Paralegal will also be tasked with gathering factual information and perform legal research not available through routine sources to assist an attorney in determining appropriate legal action. Additionally, the incumbent will summarize, organize, and index prior opinions, testimony, depositions, and documentary material from interrogatories; organize and index trial documents; prepare exhibits and assist attorneys at trial by keeping track of exhibits, testimony and documents.Competitive candidates will possess Family Law, Community/Group and customer service experience. Spanish bilingual are encouraged to apply.Meet the Team!The Riverside County Department of Child Support Services, works with parents and guardians to ensure children and families receive court-ordered financial and medical support. Services provided included locating, establishing paternity; establishing, modifying and enforcing a court order for child support; and establishing, modifying and enforcing an order for health coverage. Can you see yourself here?EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES* Research and analyze law sources (i.e., statutes, ordinances, court decisions, criminal pleadings, police reports, legal documents, and articles) for use in preparing legal documents (i.e., briefs, pleadings, contracts, deeds, opinions, etc.), for review, approval, and use by an attorney.* Interview witnesses, defendants, and others in civil or criminal cases for pre-trial orpre-hearingdeclarations; respond to propounding discovery and discovery requests.* Correspond with clients and witnesses; collect client background information; assist in the identification of rehabilitative placement resources; research and identify placement resources for alternative sentencing of clients and assist in the placement therein of clients.* Draft motions, memoranda of points and authorities, interrogatories and answers, complaints and answers, cross-claims, affidavits, briefs, and declarations.* Review legal documents and forms for completeness and conformance to specific requirements set forth in applicable legal codes.* Review and process requests for criminal record background information in order to determine the existence or non-existence of prior convictions.obtain criminal record information and related documents and screen for legal sufficiency.* Gather factual information and perform routine legal research to assist an attorney in determining appropriate legal action.* Perform preliminary analysis of legislative bills and research legislative histories.* Summarize, organize, and index prior opinions, testimony, depositions, and documentary material from interrogatories; organize and index trial documents; prepare exhibits and assist attorneys at trial by keeping track of exhibits, testimony and documents.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation: Successful completion of the education required by the State of California pursuant to the California Business and Professions Codes Chapter 5.6 Paralegals 6450 (c).Experience: One year equivalent to a Paralegal I with County of Riverside or in a law office performing paralegal duties that demonstrates possession of the knowledge and abilities relevant to the specific assignment.Knowledge of: Principles of civil and criminal law and their application; legal research methods and techniques; preparation of briefs and opinions; resources available in a law library; trial and hearing procedures and rules of evidence; County government functions and legal responsibilities.Ability to: Perform legal research; interview witnesses; analyze legal problems; prepare drafts of legal documents; present statements of fact and law; argue clearly and logically in written and oral form; interpret applicable state and federal codes, laws, and statutes; work cooperatively with others.Other RequirementsLicense/Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required.Must maintain a current paralegal certification or degree by certified completion of the mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) post-employment standards. The Paralegal series is required to certify completion of MCLE credits every two years pursuant to the California Business and Professions Code Chapter 5.6 Paralegals 6450 (d).SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATIONVeterans' Preference: The County has a Veterans Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference.Candidates must be able to pass an extensive background investigation, which involves fingerprinting. (A felony or misdemeanor conviction may disqualify the applicant from County employment).This recruitment is open to all applicants.Applicants who are current employees of the Department of Child Support Services and/or County of Riverside employees may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received.Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.APPLICATION PERIODThe preliminary closing date for this posting is Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm however postings may close at any time.Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be permitted.Applications must be submitted through NeoGov BASED ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, THIS POSTING MAY CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE.Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be permitted.Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or application.Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements may not be considered further in the application process. A description of job duties directly copied from the job classification or job posting will not be considered.Upload a copy of any license(s), official/unofficial transcript(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your NeoGov account. If your education was completed outside of the United States, you will need to provide a copy of your Foreign Education Equivalency evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).For questions regarding this recruitment:Contact Jammie Smith, or with any questions regarding this recruitment.

Keywords: County of Riverside, Riverside , Paralegal II, Legal , Riverside, California

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