City and County of Denver Denver, Colorado, United States
Apr 16, 2019Full Time
About Our Job This posting will close at 11:59 pm on Sunday, April 28, 2019. The Denver City's Attorney's Office seeks an experienced Paralegal II for the Child Support Unit of the Human Services Section of the Department of Law. Paralegal II's perform intermediate level paraprofessional legal work assisting attorneys with a full-range of legal support work such as: drafting legal documents, e-filing, preparing files for hearings, supporting their assigned attorney in the courtroom, attending negotiation conferences, researching all elements of their cases, database maintenance, docketing, and corresponding with the in-house client. This position requires the ability to multi-task, attention to detail, excellent problem solving skills, and is best for a team player with a strong work ethic. The Child Support Unit provides legal counsel and representation to the Child Support Services Division of the Denver Department of Human Services. The Legal Unit primarily supports the City's children through the establishment of paternity, the establishment and enforcement of child support orders, and the modifications of these orders. We help assure that all children receive financial and medical support from responsible parents. The attorneys and paralegals regularly appear in Denver's Juvenile and District courts. The City Attorney's Office serves as the legal adviser to the Mayor, City Council, City Auditor, City Clerk and Recorder and all City departments and agencies; represents and defends the City in legal matters; handles all suits initiated on behalf of the City and County of Denver and any of its departments and agencies; prosecutes violations of City ordinances; and provides counsel to elected officials and client agencies on charter interpretation and reform. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Prepare and participate in the weekly District and Juvenile Court dockets as assigned. Weekly hearing and negotiation conference attendance. Draft chronology messages re: Court dispositions and Orders. Draft pleadings. Clearing hearing alerts via the ACSES Child Support program. Process and draft responsive pleadings as assigned. Prepare files for hearing. Act as a liaison with courtrooms and court clerk's office as assigned. Partner with other counties when providing courtesy hearing coverage. Regular e-filing with ICCES. Maintain attorney's court calendars as assigned. Maintain the pleading templates and related forms. Maintain procedure manual for position. About You We are looking for a team player who is detail-oriented and wants to be a part of a team of professionals whose primary focus is legal support. You must be self-motivated, very dependable and think critically. The candidate should thrive in a demanding environment that is constantly changing and be willing to assist with additional duties when needed. The ideal candidate will possess the following capabilities: At least five (5) years of experience with court-related paralegal duties Strong hearing prep experience Extensive experience with the following computer applications: ACSES ICCES MS-Word Docketing processes Database creation/entry/maintenance 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: Two (2) years of full-time paralegal experience in a public or private law office, not including internships. 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 Cover Letter References About Everything Else Job Profile CL0367 Paralegal II To view the full job profile including position specifications, physical demands, and probationary period, click here . Position Type Unlimited Pay Range Pay Range $25.63 - $37.42 Agency City Attorney's Office Assessment Requirement 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.