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Title : Criminal Defense Paralegal

Location : California - Los Angeles
Refer to Job # YBGG825956


Criminal Defense Paralegal The candidate will have an immediate effect on the operations, guiding toward positive outcomes with comprehensive legal research, document creation, and database maintenance. Will report directly to the Department Supervisor. Work in collaboration to ensure that criminal matters within the department are moving along. Maintain communication with clients and provide case updates promptly. Manage attorney schedule efficiently (attorney-client meetings, court appearances, etc). Process criminal cases for trial preparation including legal documents, data entry, and correspondence. Complete a daily court calendar, obtains jury panels, and issues discovery to defense attorneys. Prepare subpoenas and cancels subpoenas when trials are completed, dismissed, or continued. Enter revocation petitions and prepares files for court. Request criminal history documentation including national, state, and local criminal histories, booking photos, arrest records, juvenile criminal histories, and Bureau of Motor Vehicle records. Schedule appointments for defense attorneys to meet with deputy prosecutors, depositions, and pretrial conferences. Assist victims with restitution information, no contact orders, subpoenas, and court dates. Communicate with law enforcement individuals at the federal, state, and local level, the general public, and victims and witnesses in criminal cases. Perform a variety of office-related activities to support Department functions including back-up of co-workers and front desk responsibilities that involve dealing directly with the public regarding criminal complaints. Process daily mail. Should have 2+ years of Criminal Defense experience. Previous experience as a paralegal or other legal field is needed. Experience with Case Management Software is required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred. Must have a working knowledge of current legislative, regulatory guidelines, and experience in Criminal Defense.
 
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