City and County of Denver Denver, Colorado, United States
Oct 03, 2019Full Time
About Our Job The posting will close at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The City Attorney's Office is seeking Paralegal I applicants for its Employment & Labor Law Section - Workers' Compensation Unit. The Paralegal I position performs entry level paraprofessional legal work assisting attorneys with a full-range of legal support work such as calendaring, drafting various legal documents, assisting with discovery, research, analysis, and providing full-range standard level paralegal assistance. The Workers' Compensation Unit is seeking an individual with prior experience in workers' compensation and civil litigation in state court. The ideal candidate will have basic experience in providing attorney support through all phases of the workers' compensation litigation process, including hearings. The Workers' Compensation Unit handles a large volume of administrative cases. This job is a perfect fit for a paralegal that is highly skilled, highly organized, able to work in a fast-paced environment, and a self-starter. This position offers the opportunity for meaningful and interesting legal work in a dynamic environment with good work-life balance and regular hours. The Denver City's Attorney's Office is one of the largest law firms in Colorado, with approximately 120 attorneys and approximately 120 staff members comprised of paralegals, victim advocates, and other support staff members. Clients include the Mayor; the Auditor; the Clerk and Recorder; City Council; and all city agencies, departments, offices, boards, commissions and authorities. The City Attorney's Office is dedicated to providing an inclusive and diverse work environment in which every person has the opportunity to achieve the highest professional and personal development and is accorded the highest degree of dignity and respect. The City and County of Denver's core values are integrity, transparency, collaboration, mutual respect and support, inclusivity, trust and organizational excellence. The successful candidate must demonstrate these core operating principles and work ethic. ABOUT OUR JOB Performs litigation support as necessary, assists with difficult or unusual assignments, resolves problems encountered during daily operations and determines appropriate solutions. Conducts legal research as necessary or instructed. Collects, compiles, organizes, and analyzes various data for use in reports and documentation using Bates-stamping, redaction, de-duplication and indexing. Collects, compiles, organizes and summarizes discovery. Drafts motions and pleadings as instructed. Provides paraprofessional legal support services, including managing case documentation through the entire case. Assists attorneys at hearings/trials in the preparation of motions, briefs, pleadings and exhibits. Calendars deadlines; prepares witness and exhibit binders for hearings. Responds to client inquiries and performs document management. Provides support functions for document control; organizes and indexes case documentation. Organizes and tracks case documentation and ensures it is available and easily accessible to attorneys. Files documents in the proper case management filing system and maintains internal databases. Prepares correspondence and legal documents requiring a thorough knowledge of the applicable rules of civil procedure, using proper legal format and terminology. About You The ideal candidate will have integrity and a strong commitment to public service. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have/be the following: At least two (2) years of workers' compensation experience or two (2) years of experience with civil litigation in both state and federal court, including handling all aspects of a case through trial and on appeal Knowledge of electronic court filing procedures and rules for state and federal courts, including appellate courts. Significant trial preparation and trial experience in state and federal court Extensive experience with and demonstrated proficiency with the following: MS-Word Office MS-Excel Adobe-Pro Westlaw Sanction or other trial management software E-discovery software Proven expertise in cite-checking, legal research, writing and analysis skills Ability to effectively communication with clients, attorneys and other staff members Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work effectively in a fast-paced environment Strong attention to detail Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work well under pressure A self-starter and team player We realize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications: Education: Possession of Paralegal Certification/Degree from an accredited institution. Experience: None Equivalency: Completion of one year of law school at an accredited institution may be substituted for the minimum education requirements. License/Certifications: Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment. To be considered for this position, you must include the following on your job application (upload the multiple attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab): Resume Attachment answering the following questions: Please describe your work experience as a Paralegal. Provide the name of the person you reported to and their title; also, include the company name and dates you were employed. Describe your experience, and include results that demonstrate your knowledge, skills and abilities. If none, please indicate N/A. Tell us about the most complex trial litigation you worked on and what your responsibilities were. Please provide specific examples of your contributions and outcomes. If none, please indicate N/A. Describe any experience compiling evidence into electronic exhibits and presenting the electronic exhibits for courtroom display. Detail the work you accomplished and your role in presenting the visual exhibits. Describe your experience requesting, collecting e-discovery and compiling, organizing, and analyzing large documents. Describe your experience drafting affidavits, motions, discovery requests and responses, and other pleadings connected with trial preparation. About Everything Else Job Profile CL2140 Paralegal I To view the full job profile including position specifications, physical demands, and probationary period, click here . Position Type Unlimited Position Salary Range $24.02 - $35.07 Starting Pay Based on experience and education Agency City Attorney's Office The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law. For information about right to work, click here for English or here for Spanish.