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