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Paralegal

Company: Johnson County
Location: johnson
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Johnson Countys District Attorney Office is looking for a qualified applicant to fill the Care and Treatment Paralegal position. The position is located at 150 West Santa Fe Street, Olathe, KS 66061, and provides excellent benefits, including health insurance, wellness programs and discounts, retirement programs, and various other discount programs. The first review of applications will begin on April 30, 2021.

This position is part of the Diversion Unit, Care & Treatment Division, and is responsible for daily filings of petitions under the Kansas Care and Treatment for Mentally Ill Persons statute for individuals who need mental health hospitalization but are incapable or unwilling to participate in the process.

The Care and Treatment Paralegal will also work directly with hospitals, treatment providers, judges, attorneys, court personnel, and law enforcement. This individual will answer calls from the public regarding the process for filing a Care and Treatment petition and will be familiar with the Kansas Care and Treatment statute, our policies, area hospital policies and will be responsible for communicating effectively our office policies regarding care and treatment.

Other essential duties include:

Conducts legal and factual research into statutes, cases, and records using a variety of legal resources; verifies citations in legal memoranda and briefs; summarizes legal documents.

Provides administrative assistance for legal proceedings; procures and prepares evidence, and assists with presentation of evidence utilizing a variety of technologies; drafts/compiles legal documents; assists in preparing case files, hearings; maintains calendars and lists for hearings, dockets, and courts; completes general correspondence and assists in courtroom proceedings; copies, files, and distributes documents.

Assists with investigation and review of cases; may assist attorneys in analyzing witness testimony by corroborating testimony through researching documentation and court records. Responsible for filing revocations and collecting case information.

Coordinates witness arrangements, copies, delivers, and/or retrieves equipment to/from the courtroom; responds to inquiries and provides information; notifies/informs parties, witnesses, and attorneys of the status of the case and explains various legal programs, policies, procedures, and ramifications.

Job Requirements

Associate's degree in Paralegal Studies, Business Administration, Public Administration, Office Administration, or related field and one (1) year legal support/research and human services experience is required. May require KS/MO driver's license, depending on department or agency.

Three (3) years of legal support or human services experience is preferred.

The ideal candidate will have good communication skills; possess interpersonal skills and characteristics suited for a complex, often fast-paced, and fluid institution; be comfortable jumping in and work independently, and identify problems and develop solutions and expertise on building relationships.

Professional Paralegal Certification is preferred.

Experience can substitute for education. Education can substitute for experience.

Johnson County Government requires reference/background screening for all positions. Specified criteria may vary by Department/Agency.

Driving Status Non-Driver Category Management, Administrative, Technology, and Financial Services

Keywords: Johnson County, Pueblo , Paralegal, Other , johnson, Colorado

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