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Criminal Court Paralegal

New York County District Attorney's Office
New York, NY 10007
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Job Title: Criminal Court Paralegal

Salary: $44,253/year

Unit: Case Management Services Unit

Position Summary:
The New York County District Attorney's Office (DANY) has openings for Criminal Court Paralegals in its Case Management Services Unit. In this position, the Criminal Court Paralegal is responsible for providing time sensitive clerical support to Assistant District Attorneys (ADAs) in DANY's Trial Division and Case Management Services Unit. Please note: this position is an afternoon/evening shift; from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm or 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work in court, processing and distributing court notes.
  • Assist ADAs in court part and court staff as needed.
  • Utilize the Court Event Entry Program (CEE) to update internal case tracking system with real time court adjournments, pleas, defense attorney changes, and sentencing information.
  • Work with ADAs to ensure timely submission of court notes.
  • Review ADA notes to confirm case status and inform assigned ADAs when case is set to be called when needed.
  • Assist standing ADAs with additional information on cases as needed.
  • Use court calendar to label/number cases from each bureau and put them in numerical order.
  • Complete documents when needed to be filed with court.
  • Prepare, maintain and submit return court notes for scanning.
  • Prepare and maintain routine court related reports.
  • Check documents for accuracy of information and conformity with established policy.
  • Perform clerical and related tasks within the court and unit.
  • Perform related tasks as assigned by supervisor.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Ability to update and edit existing proprietary databases.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workflow.
  • Ability to follow directions and apply proper policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Strong attention to detail and high concern for data accuracy.
  • Must be able to perform under pressure in a fast-paced environment; detail oriented and self-motivated and able to multi-task.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff, law enforcement representatives, and outside visitors.
  • Previous clerical experience preferred.
Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
Additional Requirements:
  • Ability to work overtime on short notice.
  • One (1) year commitment to hiring unit.

Additional Information:
  • Pursuant to the Mayor's Executive Order 75, as of August 2, 2021, all newly hired employees must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered employment with DANY, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved at the time of your on-boarding process.
  • As a current or prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. Please review the notice to see if you may be eligible for programs and how to apply at nyc.gov/studentloans .

The New York County District Attorney's Office is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy. About Us

The New York County District Attorney's Office serves and protects the People of New York through the fair administration of justice, without fear or favor. The Office's support staff perform a variety of key functions, including supporting the Trial, Investigation, and Appeals Divisions, as well as other prosecution support and office functions. Our support staff receive a competitive salary and a generous benefits package, as well as unparalleled opportunities for professional development.

The New York County District Attorney's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. Given the diverse nature of our community, the ability to work with people of different backgrounds is critical. The Office seeks to have a staff that reflects the diversity of the community that we serve. To that end, all applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.

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Posted: 2022-07-15 Expires: 2022-08-13
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