Paralegal

State Of Massachusetts Woburn , MA 01801

Posted 3 months ago

Responsibilities

Paralegals are the central liaison for local police departments, the Massachusetts State Police (MSP), the MSP Crime Lab and other state and federal agencies. Paralegals support Assistant District Attorneys, local police department investigators and the State Police assigned to the MDAO by assisting with case-related matters from the initial investigations through to trials. Specific duties include:

  • Assist in case preparation, pretrial and trial preparation, both in and outside the courtroom

  • Compile and analyze case documents such as 911 tapes, booking and incident reports, penitentiary packets, financial records, certified prior convictions, medical records, cellular and landline phone records and drug certifications

  • Develop and follow research trails using internal and external tools and databases

  • Locate victims and witnesses

  • Assemble trial exhibits

  • Create maps, diagrams, and layouts for use as visual aids for trial

  • Review legal forms for accuracy

  • Coordinate case schedules with courts, law enforcement officials, witnesses and defense attorneys

  • Manage case files

  • Photocopy and collate case related documents

  • Other tasks as assigned from time to time

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and/or previous paralegal experience preferred, especially as a litigation paralegal

  • Position requires regular computer usage. Strong computer skills and the ability to use and adapt to a variety of software programs a must

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite

  • The ability to perform general legal research

  • Knowledge of legal terminology and principles

  • Self starter, with proven ability to work independently and as part of a team with the ability to multi-task in a high volume, fast paced environment

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and workplace etiquette

  • Excellent organizational skills, project completion skills with a strong attention to detail

  • A sincere interest in the public sector, the work of the MDAO, an overall understanding of the Criminal Justice System and the role of the prosecution

  • The sensitive and confidential nature of our work requires strong personal character, integrity, judgment, maturity, and the ability to maintain confidentiality

  • A valid driver's license, as limited travel within the Greater Boston area and across

Middlesex County may be required from time to time.


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