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Paralegal/Legal Assistant 1

Columbus, OH 43215
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The Ohio Attorney General's Office is currently seeking an organized and detail-oriented individualfor a Paralegal/Legal Assistant 1 positionin our Constitutional OfficesSection, Columbusoffice. This position provides paralegal support to and assists attorneys as needed with cases. The duties for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

-Researches federal and/or state statutes, recorded judicial decisions and other legal sources and reference materials in order to prepare responses to inquiries, complaints, claims and legal and/or administrative procedural issues to assist section attorneys
-Performs Internet and other computer-assisted searches for information and documents
-Assists in the preparation and presentation of cases in litigation, including document review, verification and organization
-Helps prepare and respond to discovery requests and public records requests
-Contacts opposing counsel or court/board personnel as may be necessary to assist in case preparation and presentation of cases
-Assesses, logs and indexes incoming and outgoing electronic and paper document productions
-Uses document management software to prepare legal correspondence; uses case management software
-Drafts legal briefs and memoranda, contracts, pleadings, motions, affidavits, legislation, rules and/or regulations
-Prepares case summaries, legal documents and reports for review, approval and signature of and/or use by section attorneys
-Maintains case calendars and case files
-Manually and/or electronically files legal documents with court on behalf of attorneys
-Responds to general inquiries
-Performs other duties as assigned

AGO Number: 20-11-093

Successful completion of a certification program for paralegal or legal assistant.
- OR - successful completion of 12 months of education from an accredited law school.
- OR - 24 months' paid work experience as a paralegal/legal assistant.
- OR - equivalent of minimum class qualifications for employment noted above.

Preferred Qualifications
Proficient in Microsoft Office 2010 (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access); and
A comprehensive understanding of the Office's document management system, iManage (or a similar document management system), and the ability to use that system proficiently and effectively (skill may be obtained after employment).
Experience with computer aided legal research, preferably Westlaw.

Posted: 2020-11-03 Expires: 2020-12-02
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