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Paralegal

Company: State Bar of California
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

Questions about the employment opportunities posted here may be emailed to , or . Employees of The State Bar of California receive a range of competitive benefits.AnnualSalary Range:$60,120 - 80,148DefinitionUnder general supervision, a Paralegal assists with case planning, development, and management, legal research, client interviews, fact and information gathering, drafting and analyzing legal documents and collecting, compiling and utilizing technical information.Distinguishing CharacteristicsThis is an experienced, journey-level classification providing paralegal assistance to other staff. Positions will generally report to a Supervising Attorney or Paralegal Supervisor. The work performed requires knowledge of legal concepts, principles, terminology and procedures and the extensive use of legal reference material.Examples of Essential DutiesDuties may include, but are not limited to the following:Drafts legal documents including formal discovery requests, notices, interrogatories, motions, summaries of depositions, memoranda, and correspondence.Assists with locating and contacting witnesses, prepares subpoenas, arranges for the interview and evaluation of witnesses, drafts witness declarations in proceedings and pretrial statements and assists with the preparation of witness testimony.Compiles and organizes trial notebooks, exhibits and files and other materials and documents.Coordinates the scheduling of witnesses, answers witness questions, communicates with witnesses regarding the status of their case/trial, coordinates witness travel and expenses, and assists with witness issues, exhibits and note taking.Drafts formal discovery requests and responses, including special interrogatories, requests for admissions, production demands, deposition notices and motions to compel for the attorney.Analyzes records and disciplinary files and make recommendations to the attorney as to the disposition of files.Performs legal research including statutory and case law and drafts forms, research memoranda, proposed rules, orders and other documents.Prepares summaries of depositions and court transcripts and witness testimony.Monitors and tracks criminal and civil cases in California and other jurisdiction; and investigate, gather and review documentation and information.Answers inquiries from the public by providing information and guidelines.Performs a number of other similar or related duties, which may not be specifically included within this job description, but which are consistent with the general level of the job and the responsibilities described.Employment StandardsKnowledge OfBasic principles, concepts and methodology of legal proceedings and legal research.Principles of legal writing and legal terminology.State Bar Law, Rules of Conduct and procedures as they apply to the performance of major duties and responsibilities of the position (to be obtained during the introductory period).Problem identification, analysis and evaluation.Principles of effective writing and verbal presentation.Business math for completing non-technical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.Modern office practices and procedures, including the use of standard computer software such as Microsoft Office and case management system applications.Computerized legal research system(s).Ability ToPrepare legal documents including discovery requests, motions and summary dispositions.Extract and organize information from a variety of sources.Organize work, set priorities, and meet deadlines.Maintain confidentiality of State Bar documents and records.Carry out duties in accordance with policies, procedures and scope of responsibility.Gather, analyze and interpret data and information.Review and analyze complex written documents and problems.Establish and maintain effective and productive work relationships.Communicate clearly and effectively in person, telephone and in writing.Write effectively, in a clear, concise and well organized manner, using proper grammar, vocabulary, and punctuation.Travel by air and automobile as required.Minimum Qualifications:Education:Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience in a field that develops the skills required for the functions and responsibilities of the position.ExperienceTwo (2) years experience as a paralegal.Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bars selection process for this classification.License, Certificate, Registration RequirementsCertification of completion of an approved paralegal program.Mandatory continuing legal education: completion of four hours of legal ethics classes every three years and four hours of general law classes every two years.Physical RequirementsVisual capability and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment.Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written documents and viewing information on a computer screen.Digital dexterity to assemble, retrieve and replace files.Frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding and reaching.Frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone.Sit for extended periods of time.About The State Bar Of CaliforniaThe State Bar of Californias mission is to protect the public and includes the primary functions of licensing, regulation and discipline of attorneys; the advancement of the ethical and competent practice of law; and support of efforts for greater access to, and inclusion in, the legal system.The State BarLicenses attorneys and regulates the profession and practice of law in CaliforniaEnforces Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneysDisciplines attorneys who violate rules and lawsAdministers the California Bar ExamAdvances access to justicePromotes diversity and inclusion in the legal systemThe State Bar of California is the largest state bar in the country and licenses approximately 250,000 attorneys. Annually it investigates approximately 16,000 complaints of attorney misconduct and distributes over $30 million in grants to legal aid organizations. Created by the Legislature in 1927, the State Bar is a public corporation within the judicial branch of state government and serves as an administrative arm of the California Supreme Court. The State Bars offices are located in San Francisco and Los Angeles. More information about the State Bar can be found online: State Bar offers a unique compensation package including competitive salary and many benefits including: CalPERS Retirement, health and life insurance, 14 paid holidays, vacation, sick time, 457 saving plan, commute subsidy, and more.To apply, submit an employment application, cover letter, and resume. Obtain applications at: Or Email (preferred) ToSan FranciscoThe State Bar of CaliforniaOffice of Human Resources180 Howard St.San Francisco, CA AngelesThe State Bar of CaliforniaOffice of Human Resources845 S. Figueroa St.Los Angeles, CA State Bar of California's mission is to protect the public and includes the primary functions of licensing, regulation and discipline of attorneys; the advancement of the ethical and competent practice of law; and support of efforts for greater access to, and inclusion in, the legal system.The State BarLicenses attorneys and regulates the profession and practice of law in CaliforniaEnforces Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneysDisciplines attorneys who violate rules and lawsAdministers the California Bar ExamAdvances access to justicePromotes diversity and inclusion in the legal systemCreated by the Legislature in 1927, the State Bar is an arm of the California Supreme Court, protecting the public by licensing and regulating attorneys.The State Bar licenses more than 250,000 attorneys, investigates approximately 16,000 complaints of attorney misconduct annually and distributes over $30 million in grants to legal aid organizations.We serve the people of California through careful oversight of the legal profession.

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