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The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for the position of Paralegal in the County Counsel’s Office. This position provides a wide variety of paralegal expertise in legal research and legal document preparation related to County Government issues. This includes operations and litigation in accordance with policies, procedures, and federal, state and local laws; and performs other duties as assigned. This is a paraprofessional classification with incumbents performing journey level paralegal duties in support of County attorneys or the operation of an assigned legal office.
Examples of Duties:
- Research and analyze criminal and civil law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, legal codes, ordinances, and other such documents.
- Prepare legal documents and correspondence such as briefs, pleadings, appeals, motions, contracts, deeds, and drafts of legal opinions for review, approval and use by attorneys. Prepare and assemble reports.
- Prepare and proof legal documents such as briefs, petitions, motions, affidavits, and other documents for use by attorney. Coordinate and monitor assigned projects.
- Investigate facts and case law to determine causes of action and prepare cases accordingly.
- File pleadings and other documents with the court. Prepare affidavits of documents and maintain document files. Investigate status of cases, witnesses, or interested parties.
MINIMUM: A certificate of completion of a paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association.
A certificate of completion of a paralegal program at, or a degree from, a postsecondary institution that requires the successful completion of a minimum of 24 semester units, or equivalent, in law-related courses. The institution must be accredited by a national or regional accrediting organization or approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education.
A Baccalaureate Degree or an advanced degree and a minimum of one year of law-related experience including researching legal issues and drafting legal documents under the supervision of an attorney who has been an active member of the State Bar of California for at least the preceding three years, or who has practiced in California courts for at least the preceding three years.
PREFERRED: In addition to the above minimum requirements, up to four additional years of experience in a law office performing legal research and document preparation.
To apply for this job please visit www.calopps.org.