Unified Police Department
  • 11-Jan-2018 to 24-Jan-2018 (MST)
  • Legal
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • 19.45 - 27.34
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vison, 401(k), 457, Roth and Roth IRA


JOB SUMMARY:

Working under the direct supervision of the Chief Legal Counsel or designee, this is a professional paralegal position responsible for conducting legal research and analysis; preparing associated documents; designing and maintaining a document control system; and determining the factual and analytical research necessary to carry out assignments related to numerous, simultaneously occurring projects.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist in preparation for and may attend discovery conferences and depositions, meetings with clients and witnesses, internal planning meetings, pre-trials, hearings on motions, evidentiary hearings, court appearances and administrative hearings.
  • Prepare various legal documents for attorney review.
  • Design and maintain master litigation and document control system including organizing proceedings, correspondence, research materials, and exhibits.
  • Assist outside counsel with discovery requests and litigation matters.
  • Assist risk management staff and process claims.
  • Assist the records department with GRAMA related issues.
  • Draft letters, contracts, and other documents as requested by the Chief Legal Counsel.
  • Participate in department committees on as needed basis.
  • Maintain and update various UPD contracts.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis and prepare legal documents and memoranda.
  • Prepare trial and hearing materials for use by the Chief Legal Counsel in trials and hearings, including the preparation and organization of file contents, summaries and cross-indexing of relevant facts, evidence, deposition statements, and other critical documents.
  • Prepare witnesses for hearings and trials.
  • Maintain calendar for hearings, trial dates and other case management requirements to determine informational needs and to address critical deadlines; schedule progress of cases and sets hearings; design and maintain document control system to track contracts, insurance certificates and other documents relating to the day-to-day operations of the UPD; assist the Chief Legal Counsel in complying with court rules of procedure for filing documents.
  • Perform other administrative and paralegal tasks as assigned.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Three years, full-time paid paralegal experience working in a government attorney's office or in a law firm performing similar duties.
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent.
  • A certificate/degree in paralegal studies from an accredited institution.

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:

  • College degree.
  • CLA, CP or CLAS professional certification from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).
  • Five years, full-time paid paralegal experience with at least two years full-time experience in a government attorney's office. Work experience as a legal secretary will count towards two of the five years.
  • Applicants with experience using Versadex, PACER, and Utah Courts databases.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA)

Knowledge of:

  • Possess an excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and experience using standard office equipment.
  • Knowledge of Versadex, Westlaw, UCJIS, and court e-filing systems.
  • Knowledge of GRAMA (Government Records and Access Management Act).
  • Demonstrated ability to perform legal tasks using discretion and independent judgment and interact with attorneys and other professionals with administrative competence.
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work activities; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; understand broad objectives and follow general instructions; effectively prioritize and manage own work schedule; exercise independent judgment while evaluating situations and in making determinations; maintain attorney-client confidentiality; work with speed and accuracy; ability to analyze and rapidly appraise facts, evidence and legal research, and effectively organize such material for oral and written presentation by the Chief Legal Counsel.
  • Maintain a valid driver's license.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and efficiently.
  • Self-Starter.
  • Ability to learn quickly preferred.
  • Close attention to detail required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Experience maintaining filing systems.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with diverse groups and individuals preferred.
  • High degree of integrity and professionalism required.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain highly confidential information required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects with changing priority. 

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Able to sit and work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time.
  • Able to perform general office administrative activities: copying, filing, delivering and using the telephone.
  • Able to lift and move up to 25 pounds occasionally.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THIS POSITION

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