Assist an assigned attorney or attorneys in performing substantive civil administrative and criminal legal work from time of inception through resolution and perform a variety of paralegal duties in specific areas of law.
Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements
Education and experience directly related to the minimum requirements below may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.
Associate's Degree or a Certification in Paralegal Studies; and
Three (3) years of experience as a paralegal working under the supervision of a licensed attorney or judge.
Pro Law or experience with a case management system is preferred.
Possession of a valid New Mexico Driver's License, or the ability to obtain by date of hire.
Possession of a City Operator's Permit (COP) within six (6) months from date of hire.
Legal terminology, legal research databases, and the documents used in the legal field
Court deadlines set forth in the federal and state court rules
ProLaw Case ManagementSoftware Application or anEquivalent Case Management Software Application
Electronic filing in both federal and state court
Standard legal references and their content
Principles and methods of communications and public speaking
Principles and procedures of legal record keeping
Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation
Methods of research, case analysis and report preparation
English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation
Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment
Pertinent Federal, State and local laws pertaining to area of assignment
Preferred Skills & Abilities
Conduct medical record reviews and summaries
Draft and prepare discovery and pleadings
Maintain confidentiality regarding cases
Work independently, including the ability to follow-up on work assignments, in the absence of supervision
Electronically file in both federal and state court
Coordinate and implement case and discovery tasks
Research and compile data on a variety of legal cases
Draft and prepare a variety of legal documents
Maintain confidentiality regarding work of a legal nature
Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public
Work independently in the absence of supervision
Communicate clearly and concisely
Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
City Of Albuquerque, NM