Applicants must apply through the links to be considered: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/louisiana/jobs/2803518/paralegal-2
The Division of Administration/Office of Risk Management has a vacancy. This job title has an assigned pay grade of AS-614.
Vacancies may be filled from this posting by probational appointment into a permanent position or by a job appointment which is temporary in nature not to exceed 48 months. If filled as a job appointment, the position may be converted to a probational appointment provided a vacant position becomes available and funding is available.
Louisiana is a State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities.
A criminal history check may be conducted on all new hires as well as employees changing positions including promotions, demotions, details, reassignments and transfers. Also, prospective employees may be subject to pre-employment drug testing. New hires will be subject to employment eligibility verification via the federal government's E-verify system.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.
Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to (225) 219-1041. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.
For further information about this posting, please contact:
Division of Administration/Office of Human Resources
Completion of a Paralegal Studies or Legal Assistant study program based at an accredited four-year college or junior college, or of any Paralegal Studies or Legal Assistant study program approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) plus two years of paralegal experience.
A Juris Doctorate will substitute for the study programs specified above.
Possession of the Certified Paralegal (CP) certification issued by the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. will substitute for the study programs specified above.
The non ABA-approved Paralegal Studies or Legal Assistant program must be based at a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Function of Work:
To perform a variety of legal tasks for an attorney.
Level of Work:
Broad review from an attorney.
Location of Work:
May be used by any state agency.
Differs from an attorney by lack of a law degree and license to practice law in the state.
Examples of Work
Conducts legal research as an aid to an attorney in finding laws and court decisions for determining the proper application of a department's rules and regulations.
Prepares cases for court by drafting pleadings.
Interviews potential witnesses in preparation for trail.
Searches, examines, and collects authorities on points of law in connection with the preparation of cases for trial.
Composes briefs, memoranda, and other correspondence on legal matters affecting a department.
Collects delinquent payments through personal contact with debtors by phone or by demand letters.
Indexes legal opinions and maintains legal library.