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JDDC PARALEGAL

The Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission (JDDC) Paralegal is responsible for performing legal research, preparing and filing legal documents, maintaining legal files, and coordinating

Class Code:

G230C

Job Grade:

GS06

Special Job Requirements:

0

Typical Functions:

Researches law from statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treatises, codes and constitutions, and prepares legal memos, briefs, motions and other pleadings for review, approval, and use by commission attorneys. Coordinates the activities of a legal section/office as directed by supervisor and establishes and maintains legal reference files. Prepares drafts of new or amended legislation or regulations pertinent to the commission’s mission. Investigates issues and situations, gathers facts and evidence, conducts interviews with affected employees and witnesses, and provides documentation to assist attorneys in preparation for investigations. Provides technical assistance to commission personnel in analysis, interpretation and application of laws, rules, regulations and agency policies. Files legal documents as directed by the Attorney Supervisor in the appropriate court(s). May provide training, establish work plans, and review work performed to ensure technical accuracy and compliance. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of legal research and writing protocols. Knowledge of legal terminology. Knowledge of the ethical standards of the legal profession. Knowledge of investigative standards, procedures, and techniques. Ability to perform legal research. Ability to analyze legal documents for accuracy and content. Ability to handle confidential information. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with agency staff and other relevant legal and agency contacts. Ability to work independently.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in political science, public administration, general business or a related area.

Required Certificates:

0

Exempt:

N
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