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Paralegal - Lincoln County

Paralegal - Lincoln County

Join Our Team!

The Lincoln County State's Attorney's Office is accepting applications to fill two paralegal positions. The two outgoing paralegals have recently been admitted to law schools in SD and NC. The paralegal openings are in our Civil Division, which represents and advises the Board of Commissioners and other county officials, and our Criminal Division. As a paralegal, you'll be a vital team member of our department. Your tasks will include drafting legal documents, conducting legal research, managing cases, and assisting with court proceedings.

Why join us? 

You'll tackle a diverse workload and enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including 12 paid holidays; health, dental, vision, and life insurance; generous PTO program; extended sick leave program; and 6% matching inclusion into the South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS)!


Please include a cover letter and resume with an online application at www.lincolncountysd.org/jobs 

 

Posting will remain open until the position is filled. 


What will your work look like:

  • Draft and review legal documents including research memorandums, briefs, pleadings, contracts, correspondence, and legislation. Ensure all necessary paperwork and information is prepared prior to proceedings.
  • Collect and relay information. Perform legal research, investigate, review police reports, and assist attorneys in determining appropriate charges. Prepare cases and files for legal proceedings and grand jury presentations.
  • Accompany attorneys to court proceedings or attend other proceedings as assigned.
  • Create and maintain resource filing systems, office brief bank, office handbook, and office law library. Create and maintain templates and assist in the development of programs.
  • Contact witnesses, victims, and grand jury members on changes or updates to legal proceedings. Prepare the grand jury room for proceedings.
  • Prepare and process subpoenas.
  • Coordinate and schedule law enforcement officers to testify in court.
  • Initiate communication with victims, witnesses, attorneys, law enforcement, medical professionals, and others to obtain information for legal filing.
  • Schedule court reporters.
  • Screen and direct incoming phone calls.
  • Provide aid and support to legal office assistants.
 

What Qualifications You Need to Succeed:

  • Completion of a paralegal or legal assistant program.
  • Two years of relevant experience.
  • Strong understanding of legal terminology and procedures.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong attention to detail.
 

Ideal Candidates Will Also Have:

Previous government experience.


EEO Statement

Lincoln County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, sex or gender including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by contacting Human Resources at (605) 764-6609.

 

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

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