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800 North Pearl St.
Minimum Qualifications Candidates must have one year of permanent, competitive or non-competitive 55 b/c service as a Legal Assistant 1 OR be eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. Candidates must have an associate's degree or certificate in legal studies, paralegal studies, or legal assistant studies from an accredited institution or one approved by the American Bar Association. The position may also be filled at the trainee level by appointment of a candidate reachable on the Legal Assistant Trainee list or in a title eligible to transfer to Legal Assistant Trainee 1. If filled as a trainee, the selected candidate must successfully complete a two-year traineeship. Trainees will be required to successfully complete courses in specific areas, in addition to on-the-job training activities, prior to completing the traineeship. All trainees are required to successfully complete six courses in paralegal studies and related skills from an accredited college or university. In addition, one or more college or training courses in writing skills will be required.
Duties Description The candidates duties will include, but are not limited to:
Conduct legal research.
Review litigation papers.
Draft and assemble legal documents (affidavits, stipulations of settlement, legal correspondence, judgments, subpoena’s, etc.).
Respond to legal inquiries.
Provide extensive assistance to existing staff to perform legal tasks (FOIL, administrative appeal reviews, and the general review of legal documents).
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