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Paralegal


  • LAUSD
  • 06/15/20
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 90017
  • $29.50-$36.80 / Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Title: Paralegal

Minimum Salary: $29.50 Hourly
Maximum Salary: $36.80 Hourly

Application Open Date: 06/09/2020

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) of the Los Angeles Unified School District seeks to be nothing less than the best public law office in Los Angeles County. The OGC is an ethical, high performance legal department with high professional standards and integrity that provides first class legal service to the teachers, supervisors and administrators who support the District's 600,000 plus students that we educate.
The OGC uses their skills to advise and counsel schools and administrative offices, and recognize that their ultimate clients are the students of the District and their families, and work to support the District's vision that all of our students will graduate, be college prepared and career ready.

About the Role:

A Paralegal assists attorneys and other legal professionals with legal research and prepares reports and legal documents.

Job Responsibilities:

A paralegal assists attorneys and other legal professionals with legal research matters and case preparation by:
Using law library facilities and resources to investigate assigned subjects.
Developing data and preparing pleadings, reports, or memoranda that are related to problems assigned to study.
Preparing fact analyses and assembling complicated packages of documents, trial documents for federal and State court, and other materials.
Perform support duties for attorneys and other legal professionals by:
Screening and/or responding to telephone requests for legal advice, legal representation, case law, pertinent sections of legal codes, District bulletins, etc.
Arranging for depositions, interviews, and meetings.
Drafting, editing, filing, and locating correspondence, legal opinions, and court decisions as requested.
Assisting in maintaining a docket and calendar to show the status of pending litigation, requests for legal opinions, and other matters, and reminding staff attorneys of deadlines for preparing litigation.
Filing litigation documents in court and preparing requests for warrants for necessary filing fees.
Taking minutes at meetings as necessary and preparing transcripts.
Preparing indexes, fact memos, and transcript and deposition summaries.
Participating in discovery and trial activities, including document and witness preparation.
Working with outside law firms, when required, to coordinate discovery and other matters with District staff.
Participating in the training of non-lawyer District staff.
Finally, a Paralegal oversees and tracks expenditures, balances imprest and other legal accounts payable, and prepares reports case-by-case, by lawyer, etc.

Benefits:

Insurance: Paid premiums for your choice of several medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans.
Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS). Vacation: Two weeks of paid vacation to start. Three weeks after five years of year-round paid service.
Paid Holidays: 12 days.

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency. Certification as a Paralegal or an associates degree in paralegal studies from an accredited post-secondary institution, preferably by a program approved by the American Bar Association. A Juris Doctor degree or equivalent from an American or California Bar Association accredited institution can be substituted for all the above educational requirements.

Experience: One year of legal secretarial or paralegal experience. Six or more months experience in one or more of the following areas is highly preferable: a) construction/real estate; b) litigation; c) contracts/business services/information technology; d) labor and employment; e) special education/legal compliance; and f) school-district law.

PLEASE NOTE: The aforementioned requirements are pending PC approval.

Desired Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for the Paralegal position has strong litigation experience and exceptional analytical, research, and writing skills. S/he is well versed in legal terminology and has previous paralegal experience. S/he must be proficient in the following computer skills:
Microsoft Outlook 2016, Microsoft Word 2016, as well as legal spelling, legal vocabulary, attention to detail, and alphanumeric data entry. The ideal candidate is flexible; works well when given direction, self-motivated, and proactively seeks assignments. S/he must be professionally polished, have exceptional interpersonal skills, and be detail-oriented.

How to Apply:
(1) Visit https://www.lausdjobs.org
(2) Look for Jobs Open to the Public on the right side of the screen to find the link for the position of Paralegal
(3) Read the Job Bulletin
(4) Complete and submit the application

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