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DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR JOB DUTIES
Paralegals support and assist attorneys in the Department of Corporation Counsel. A Paralegal writes, types, edits, formats, and proofreads legal documents including pleadings, correspondence, contracts, and memoranda as directed by an attorney; conducts legal research, reviews, reads, and analyzes legal and other documents and reports on information from various sources; manages cases, including opening and closing files in the office case management system, calendaring, and tracking court deadlines, scheduling depositions and court reporters; summarizes depositions, retrieves, reviews and redacts documents, locates witnesses and assists in developing strategies and file work up, including preparing the attorney for trial. Documents, spreadsheets, and presentations will be completed using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as case management software, E-filing, and on-line legal research tools. The Paralegal will also be performing general office duties, such as filing, copying, scanning, shredding, answering phones, and maintaining office supplies; delivering documents in person and/or electronically with the courts, agencies, or other persons and performing additional duties as assigned.
At the time of application, eligible persons must have:
NOTE: Applicants must describe their experience and training in sufficient detail to allow evaluation of their acceptability under the above qualifications. Failure to do so will result in a rejection of their application.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Wayne County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
For information regarding the Department of Justice - EEO Utilization Report, please visit https://www.waynecounty.com/departments/phr/legal-postings.aspx.
If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Wayne County Department of Personnel/Human Resources at 313-224-5901 or via email at email@example.com. Hearing or speech impaired persons using TDD's or similar devices may contact the Michigan Relay Center, toll free at (800) 649-3777 or 711 to communicate directly with the Department of Personnel/Human Resources during regular working hours.
Wayne County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For information regarding the Department of Justice - EEO Utilization Report, please visit https://www.waynecounty.com/departments/phr/legal-postings.aspx."