Legal Assistant Project Specialist

State Of Arizona Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 3 weeks ago

OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Arizona Attorney General's Office Civil Litigation Division/Consumer Protection and Advocacy Section is seeking a Legal Assistant Project Specialist to process auto-related complaints and analyze complaint trends to assist section management in identifying appropriate matters for investigation. The position will monitor business practices and gather information to be reviewed by attorneys to determine whether an investigation/civil action should be conducted.

This position is a temporary funded position for two to three years.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Travel may be required for this position. A valid Arizona Driver's License is required, along with consent to have your driving record run periodically.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

Knowledge needed:

  • Knowledge of legal research methods and sources, and the ability to conduct legal research using Westlaw and library materials.

  • Knowledge of rules of citation, statutes, and court rules and practices.

Skills needed:

  • Skills in legal research and in the communication of facts and legal theories.

  • Advanced skills in both oral and written communications.

Abilities needed:

  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to work with the public; grasp points being made by others, whether from the consumers, the businesses, the case attorney, the judge's ruling, or opposing counsel's argument, oral or written.

  • Ability to use computerized word processing programs; ability to organize large numbers of documents.

  • Ability to produce complete, accurate and factual legal research, and summaries of complaints and cases.

  • Ability to prepare memoranda and correspondence.

  • Must be able to handle a high volume of work and stressful situations.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Ideal Candidates will have four years full-time employment as a paralegal, civil litigation experience.

  • Bachelor's Degree and/or Paralegal Certification.

APPLICATION PROCESS

All applicants under serious consideration for hire with the Attorney General's Office are required to be fingerprinted by the Office and complete a criminal background check through State and Federal agencies. A job offer cannot be tendered until the candidate has successfully passed the initial background check. Your record does not automatically constitute a bar to employment. Factors such as, but not limited to, age at time of offense and age of offense, as well as the relationship between the offense and the job for which you apply will be taken into account.

During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the AG's Human Resources office at (602) 542-8056 or via e-mail at [email protected]. The Arizona Office of the Attorney General does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities or in its hiring and employment practices. The following division has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Operations Division, 2005 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000.


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Legal Assistant Project Specialist

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