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Title : Paralegal

Location : Iowa - Des Moines
Refer to Job # IOHJ710118

Paralegal The candidate will provide high quality legal and administrative support to attorneys in criminal and civil cases. Will perform legal research and drafts pleadings and discovery for the attorneys. Also conducts intakes and provides legal information, referrals. Draft correspondence, pleadings, motions and discovery. File pleadings on behalf of the attorneys and coordinate service of process in all cases. Draft and serve subpoenas. Communicate with clients as requested by the attorneys, including working with clients to provide discovery responses or prepare for court. Maintain the litigation calendar, including calendaring of court dates, litigation deadlines and discovery deadlines. Maintain and organize case files and record-keeping files. Provide clerical and administrative backup to Legal Secretary and courthouse offices. Accompany clients to court for civil and criminal proceedings. Conduct follow-up surveys and research inquiries regarding efficacy of representation service. Perform community outreach and training as needed, including on weekend and evenings. Develop and maintain liaisons with community, criminal justice system and other agencies. Other duties as assigned. The candidate should have Paralegal degree or equivalent experience. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and ability to assist on Criminal cases and Family law cases is required. Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with individuals of diverse backgrounds, including clients, House of Ruth staff, and members of the community is required. Must be Computer literate (MS Word, internet, email). Must demonstrates knowledge of paralegal practices and procedures by completing tasks and performing legal research and writing assigned correctly and on a timely basis.

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