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PARALEGAL - PROSECUTORS (CRIMINAL DIVISION) 

Union AFSCME 496.00  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Open Date 1/3/2024  
Closed Date Continuous Until Filled  
Location Prosecutors  
Description

Starting Pay: $19.6027 Hourly ($40,774)
After 1st Year: $21.4184 Hourly ($43,354)
After 2nd Year: $24.5840 Hourly ($51,135)
After 3rd Year: $25.2496 Hourly ($52,519)
After 4th Year: $25.8921 Hourly ($53,856)
After 5th Year: $26.5855 Hourly ($55,298)
After 6th Year: $27.3115 Hourly ($56,808)
After 7th Year: $28.0829 Hourly ($58,412)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Pre-Law/Social Science, or an equivalent law related field;

-OR-

Associate’s Degree in an accredited Paralegal Program, Criminal Justice or other social science field AND one (1) year of experience as a Paralegal.

OR--

Legal Assistant Certification AND one (1) year experience as a secretary in a legal setting;

-OR-

Passing score on Genesee County Legal Assistant Competency Exam AND three (3) years’ experience in a Prosecuting Attorney’s office or Law Enforcement Office (state, local or federal).

-OR-

Five (5) years’ experience as a Paralegal, Judicial Secretary, or Secretary in a legal setting.

STATEMENT OF TASKS:

  • Prepares various legal documents necessary to the criminal justice process, neglect-abuse process, child support process or civil law process with or without clerical assistance;
  • Performs legal research using Westlaw and writing assignments as required;
  • Drafting and formatting the table of authorities in the briefs and checking legal citations for proper formatting.
  • Assists attorneys in the courtroom, including gathering witnesses, liaising with law enforcement, review of pleadings, correspondence and other information required;
  • In civil cases -Conducts personal, detailed interviews with clients and potential clients;
  • Compiles and reviews information to draft plea agreements and/or make recommendations for disposition of assigned cases;
  • Track cases and performs necessary follow up assignments;
  • Ensures the terms of sentence are properly requested, ordered and entered and liaises with Probation Department;
  • Ensures that witness list are correct and subpoenas are prepared and that they are properly served in compliance with court rules.
  • Coordinates with DHHS relative to referrals to this office and ensures compliance with procedure.
  • Liaises with various clerks of court relative to matters to be filed and information to be exchanged.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of PC operation and ability to learn software;
  • Knowledge of legal research methods, physical and computer assisted;
  • Knowledge of the judicial process, criminal justice system and juvenile justice system;
  • Ability to use Michigan’s mandated e-filing system;
  • Ability to produce quality legal writing and documents;
  • Critical thinking skills;
  • Ability to conduct effective personal interviews;
  • Ability to draft legal documents without assistance;
  • Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions;
  • Ability to perform mathematical computations;
  • Ability to attend work regularly and work under stressful conditions;
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively and respectfully in a complex, multicultural work environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion.

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For more information about our benefits packages and the diverse range of departments we serve, visit www.geneseecountymi.gov

Genesee County: Where your career thrives, and our community thrives with you. Join us, and let's build a brighter future for Genesee County.

 

 

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