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Legal Assistant

Posted by EmploymentCrossing
Posting ads for 8 years
Location: Montgomery, AL

Responsibilities: This organization is a non-profit corporation providing legal representation to indigent persons in federal criminal cases and on criminal matters in federal court. Work on assigned cases. Primary areas of responsibility will be to locate, gather and organize all records, court pleadings, transcripts, documents, exhibits, potential exhibits, and evidence; to create and maintain a uniform system of organizing such material; and to use computer software and hardware for the organization, maintenance and presentation of case files and litigation. Additional duties will include the review and analysis of case documentation, locating and interviewing witnesses, experts, family members, law enforcement personnel, and others with knowledge of case or client; service of subpoenas; establishing and maintaining good working relationships with individuals and agencies that interact with office; the preparation of comprehensive descriptive written reports; testimony in court as required; use of additional equipment, including cameras, tape recorders and other equipment; providing assistance to attorneys and otheroffice staff in preparation for court proceedings; and other duties as assigned. Requirements: Education may be substituted for some experience. A variety of prior experience, including in non-legal fields, and/or social work, and/or paralegal or legal assistant training, would be helpful. 3+ years of experience in criminal case work or information gathering. Excellent writing skills. Experience in high volume document litigation is highly desirable. Excellent organizational skills. Skill in written communications; creativity; initiative and drive; ability to analyze and evaluate facts, evidence and related information; and tact and discretion. Computer proficiency. Ability to communicate and work well with others. Demonstrated interest in criminal justice, post-conviction, and capital defense. Commitment to obtaining justice for indigent persons. Ability to perform each of the tasks associated with this position.

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