Paralegal

Overview

Date Posted:
6/16/2017
Job Code:
Pll04aq
Location:
Prosecutor
Address:
602 S Calhoun St
City:
Fort Wayne
Department:
Prosecutor's Office - Criminal Division
Base Pay:
$17.01/hour
Closing Date:
Open until filled

 

This position is full-time, nonexempt, classified and covered under the Prosecuting Attorney's Personnel Handbook.  This is an employee-at-will positon.

Hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; 37.5 hours/week; overtime as required

Under the direction of the Chief of Staff, the Paralegal- Criminal Division assists in the daily processing of criminal cases received from federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for processing criminal cases for trial preparation including, but not limited to legal documents, data entry, and correspondence.
  • Completes a daily court calendar for Allen County Superior and Circuit Courts, obtains jury panels, and issues discovery to defense attorneys.
  • Prepares subpoenas and cancels subpoenas when trials are completed, dismissed, or continued.
  • Enters revocation petitions and prepares files for court.
  • Requests criminal history documentation including, but not limited to national, state, and local criminal histories, booking photos, arrest records, juvenile criminal histories, and Bureau of Motor Vehicle records.
  • Schedules appointments for defense attorneys to meet with deputy prosecutors, depositions, and pretrial conferences.
  • Assists victims with restitution information, no contact orders, subpoenas, and court dates.
  • Communicates with law enforcement individuals at the federal, state, and local level, the general public, and victims and witnesses in criminal cases.
  • Performs a variety of office related activities in support of Department functions and responsibilities including back-up of co-workers and front desk duties that involve dealing directly with the public regarding criminal complaints. Processes daily mail.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including overtime as required.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or GED with an Associates’ Degree in Criminal Justice or law related field preferred
  • One year of experience in the criminal justice system, law enforcement, court operations, corrections, or similar experience
  • Knowledge of legal requirements through courts and other related county departments to assist the public, attorneys, law enforcement officers, and other agencies
  • Knowledge of standard law enforcement operating policies and procedures and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to work with professionals, non-professionals, co-workers, victims, victim advocates, law enforcement personnel, attorneys, witnesses, defendants and government agencies
  • Ability to utilize multi-tasking skills while ensuring quality of work and deadlines are met
  • Ability to perform a variety of office related support activities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to use Microsoft Office and other job related software

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The Paralegal- Criminal Division has the ability to make practical applications of procedures when performing trial preparation activities. Work consists of relatively standardized tasks when processing criminal cases for trial preparation.