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Paralegal

Company: State of Massachusetts
Location: Pittsfield
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Berkshire District Attorney's OfficeJob Description: ParalegalPrimary responsibilities for this position include providing support to Assistant District Attorneys, law enforcement investigators and the State Police assigned to the BDAO by assisting with case-related matters from the initial investigations through to trials.Send cover letter, resume and references to Dina Lampiasi.Email: Responsibilities* 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* Process discovery* Develop and follow research trails using internal and external tools and databases* Manage case files* Photocopy and collate case related documents* Other tasks as assigned from time to timeRequirements* Bachelor's degree and/or previous paralegal experience preferred, especially as a litigation paralegal* Strong computer skills and the ability to use and adapt to a variety of software programs* 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 BDAO, 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* COVID-19 vaccination is requiredAll positions require the candidate to* Fulfill the mandatory education and training requirements of the State Ethics Commission* Become familiar with and to follow the provisions of the Office Personnel Policies, particularly with regard to confidentiality, sexual harassment, drug-free workplace and the usage of information technology resources* Participate in trainings relevant to Office functions* Interact in a respectful and professional manner with the public, judicial and law enforcement personnel and office staff* Complete work assignments in a timely, accurate and efficient mannerAll full time positions offer a State benefit package that includes health, life, disability, and dental/vision insurances, retirement plans, vacation, personal and sick leave and more. Payroll is paid bi-weekly and based on a 37.5 hour work week (normally 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background check. All positions serve at the pleasure of the District Attorney. Berkshire District Attorney's Office is an EEO Employer.

Keywords: State of Massachusetts, Pittsfield , Paralegal, Legal , Pittsfield, Massachusetts

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