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PARALEGAL SPECIALIST

Company: MyFlorida
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

PARALEGAL SPECIALIST - 60074595 Date: Sep 7, 2022 Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, US, 33301 The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify Website (http://www.dms.myflorida.com/workforce_operations/human_resource_management/for_job_applicants/e_verify) .Requisition No: 734465 Agency: Children and FamiliesWorking Title: PARALEGAL SPECIALIST - 60074595Position Number: 60074595 Salary: AGENCY TO UPDATE Posting Closing Date: 09/20/2022 This is work assisting lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts, or preparing legal documents. Incumbents conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action. Drafts legal documents for assigned cases including pleadings, motions, notice of filings, subpoenas and other necessary documents needed to ensure child safety, permanency, and well-being. Assists in the prosecution of cases with duties including (but not limited to): Scheduling and file preparation for initial or permanency staffing; coordination and scheduling of case planning conferences or mediation; arranging for diligent search; service of process or publication; coordination and setting of dispositions and obtaining transcripts when requested; preparation of subpoenas for trial and duces tecum; enters or checks entries in appropriate information system(s) for accuracy and compliance with AFCARS and CLS requirements; handles local CLS responsibilities on appeals. Maintains one or more calendars for scheduling and tracking legal events including arraignments, advisory hearings, dispositions, trials, case plans (approval/expirations/updates) and Judicial Reviews that are scheduled with the court. Coordinates with all parties and documents in appropriate information system (s). Responsible for all data entry into appropriate information system (s) for assigned cases. Files legal documents appropriately (electronic or hard copy) and timely with court. Prepares a timely and professional draft response to an initial demand for discovery. Duties include tracking the demand due dates and coordinating the gathering of material such as narratives; investigation summaries; medical records and witness lists. Redacts discovery documents when necessary. Tracks court orders and documents in appropriate information system(s) when a draft order is due to the court, enters when the draft was submitted and documents when the order was entered by the court. Opens, Maintains and Closes the physical CLS case file. This includes following all local office procedures for organization, filing and storage of the case file. Monitor or assist with monitoring the reports from the appropriate information system(s) and ensures the assigned attorney is notified of any issues. Performs other related work in association with or as directed by the Regional Director, Managing Attorney, Attorney Supervisor, and/or CLS Leadership.The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.VETERANS PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans Preference documentation requirements are available by clickinghere (http://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/97612/566545) . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. Nearest Major Market:Fort LauderdaleNearest Secondary Market:Miami

Keywords: MyFlorida, Fort Lauderdale , PARALEGAL SPECIALIST, Legal , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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