The following position closes June 2, 2020
Legal Assistant/Paralegal – Litigation Division
The Attorney General’s Office has an opening for a Legal Assistant (Paralegal) in its Litigation Division, Civil Rights Section. This position requires at least an associate’s degree in paralegal studies from an accredited institution, or a bachelor’s degree in a related field. In addition, at least two years of working as a legal assistant, or comparable experience, is required. Preference may be given to experience in complex litigation.
The Legal Assistant will work under the general direction of attorneys, and other legal assistants, primarily in the area of civil rights law, but may also work in the torts and employment area. In accordance with the ABA Rules of Professional Conduct, Legal Assistants may perform minor legal tasks which would otherwise be performed by an attorney. Projects are complex in nature and often involve large quantities of documents, including electronically stored information and data. The Legal Assistant should have sufficient direct legal experience to be given moderate independence in planning and completing their assignments.
The Legal Assistant will conduct factual research; compile and organize information obtained throughout litigation; review and manage case files and be responsible for maintaining document control and management; search public and private records; draft routine legal documents; and assist attorneys in preparing and formatting electronic pleadings, motions and other documents for filing in state and federal courts and other forums. The Legal Assistant will also assist attorneys in investigations and case preparation to include, gathering evidence and preparing displays for trial and assisting attorneys in locating, obtaining, tracking and disseminating information and evidence. The Legal Assistant will be expected to produce quality work product, occasionally under tight deadlines, and work in a team environment.
For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah, recruitment number 23587. The deadline for applying is Tuesday, June 2, at 11:59 p.m. No phone calls, please. The Attorney General’s Office is an equal opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.