City and County of Denver Denver, Colorado, United States
May 30, 2019Full Time
About Our Job The posting will close at 11:59 pm on Saturday, June 22, 2019 The City Attorney's Office is seeking Paralegal II applicants for its Employment & Labor Law Section. The Paralegal II performs standard/intermediate level paraprofessional legal work assisting attorneys with a full-range of legal support work such as drafting various legal documents, calendaring deadlines, preparing trial/hearing exhibit notebooks, research, analysis, and other standard level paralegal assistance. The Employment & Labor Law Section is seeking an individual with significant experience in civil litigation in state and federal court as well as appeals. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in providing attorney support through all phases of the litigation process, including trial and post-trial. The Employment & Labor Law Section handles a variety of employment law matters, including advisory work, training, and defending Denver in administrative appeals, Workers' Compensation claims, EEOC/CCRD charges of discrimination and state and federal court lawsuits alleging constitutional/civil rights claims and violations of Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, CADA, etc. The attorneys regularly appear in all federal and state courts. 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. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Performs lead work as necessary, provides work instruction, assists with difficult or unusual assignments, resolves problems encountered during daily operations and determines appropriate solutions. Conducts research and studies in order to summarize laws, court decisions, and other legal authorities for use in the preparation of cases, opinions, pleadings, briefs, and other documentation. Investigates the facts of cases and ensures that all relevant information is considered. Collects, compiles, organizes, and analyzes various data for use in reports and documentation us ing Bates-stamping, redaction, de-duplication and indexing. Collects, compiles, organizes and summarizes case discovery. Drafts complaints, answers, affidavits, motions, interrogatories, and other pleadings connected with trial preparation and/or discovery. Provides paraprofessional legal support services, including managing case documentation through the entire case. Assists attorneys at depositions (when necessary) and trials in the preparation of motions, briefs, pleadings and exhibits. Provides immediate research and document retrieval when called upon during trial (using trial document management software) and post-trial proceedings. Calendars deadlines and checks legal citations by proofreading for substance and format including conformance with approved standards, and prepares witness and exhibit binders for depositions, hearings and trial. Responds to client inquiries and performs document management. Provides support functions for document control, coordinating exhibits and witnesses during trials and hearings, and providing immediate research and documentation retrieval when called upon. Organizes and indexes case documentation. Assists with locating witnesses and issuing subpoenas and subpoena duces tecum for appearances at depositions, hearings and trials. 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. Assists in setting up case files and prepares requests and obtains necessary documentation. Assists in the preparation and revision of related documentations/exhibits. Prepares correspondence and legal documents requiring thorough knowledge of the Federal and State Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal and State Rules of Evidence, Federal and State Rules of Appellant Procedure, legal format, terminology, and procedures. While the full pay range of this Job Classification is $25.63-$37.42 per hour, our target hiring salary for this position is between $25.63-$31.53 per hour, depending on education, experience and qualifications. 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 Paralegal II should possess the following capabilities: At least five (5) years of experience with complex 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 Employment law experience Extensive experience with and demonstrated proficiency with the following: MS-Word Office 2010 MS-Excel Adobe-Pro Westlaw or LexisNexis 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: 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 an interview, please attached a resume and cover letter that addresses the following: Your work experience as a paralegal working in a law firm setting engaged in civil litigation. Your work experience in the following areas: Supporting civil litigation in state and federal courts Trial preparation Employment Law Legal research, writing and analysis Production and management of large volumes of documents Reviewing documents for privilege/redactions Your experience drafting pleadings, motions, affidavits, discovery requests/responses and other pretrial documents. Your level of proficiency with: Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft PowerPoint Adobe-Pro Your experience with complex litigation resulting in trial, including collecting and compiling evidence in electronic format for presentation as trial exhibits. 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.