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Paralegal - Continuous Recruitment ONLY

Division : OPEN
Section : Continuous Recruitment ONLY
Location: Atlanta
Job Openings: none
Job Opening Date: 05/28/2014
Job Closing Date:  12/31/2014
Salary: $31,000 MINIMUM Annual

Duties & Responsibilities
ALTHOUGH WE DO NOT HAVE A CURRENT VACANCY, WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR PARALEGAL POOL. Duties include, but are not limited to; providing administrative, litigation & research support to attorneys; including,but not limited to: researching/drafting legal documents; preparing discovery responses; filing other legal documents & court papers; assisting with investigations by obtaining additional information of evidence from clients and witnesses; serving as communication liaison between the division and respondents, attorneys, courts and clients; preparing cases for hearings by organizing files, interviewing and subpoenaing witnesses, and preparing evidence exhibits; performing legal research, including analyzing rules, regulations, case law, and statutory law; maintaining records on the status & deadlines associated with div. cases; attending/assisting attorney with hearings & client meetings.

Minimum Training & Experience
Minimum Qualifications:   A paralegal certificate, diploma or degree, OR an associate’s degree (non-paralegal) and 1 year of paralegal experience, OR three years of paralegal experience; AND the ability to type.  Applicants may be asked to provide copies of college or coursework transcripts.  Preferred Qualifications:  Specific paralegal experience as needed by the area of law where the position works; ABA Paralegal Certification.

In addition to a resume, applicants must complete and submit a DEPARTMENT OF LAW (General) application & waiver, which may be found on the Department’s website at: http://law.ga.gov/application-forms  ALONG with a copy of official college transcript(s) and a copy of the paralegal certificate AND program transcipt. Please mail your completed application & transcript(s) to: the address below, Attn: WK Brown, Director of Human Resources. A criminal background check is completed on all candidates; employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of the background investigation. Salary is commensurate with experience. THIS ANNOUCEMENT IS FOR RECRUITMENT PURPOSES ONLY; applications are held for approximately six months.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All applicants will be considered, but may be screened for the preferred qualifications of the position, and may not necessarily receive an interview. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

All qualified and interested applicants should submit a resume, transcripts and a Department of Law application to:

Human Resources Director
Department of Law
40 Capitol Square S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

You will find the 'general' application under 'Careers', click applications

The Office of THE ATTORNEY GENERAL does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or services

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION WRITE OR CALL
Human Resources * 40 Capitol Square * Atlanta, GA. 30334
(404) 656-3305

If you wish to obtain a copy of this in an alternate form, please call:
(404) 657-7313(V.), (404) 657-9993(TDD)