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Paralegal Office Manager Job Description
To manage special education cases; to perform specialized research related to cases and issues under review by the legal staff; to manage the administrative operations of the legal services unit; to provide expertise and develop training for support staff; and to identify, develop and maintain resources for use by attorneys and support staff.
Management and coordination of special education cases.
Analyze legal issues, perform legal research and develop legal strategy; draft legal documents; and review contracts.
Draft response to complaints to various regulatory and governmental agencies on behalf of OCDE and school district clients.
Conduct investigations of complaints on behalf of OCDE and clients.
Assist General Counsel in coordination of overall law office management.
Supervise and participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies.
Plan, develop and recommend training for support staff.
Participate in planning development of operational procedures for legal services.
Interface with managers and administrators, the public and other governmental agencies in investigating legal matters.
Serve as computer systems coordinator/troubleshooter for legal services.
Due process and its application in administrative law.
Case management procedures.
Legal concepts, terminology, principles, procedures, and research methods.
Use of legal reference material.
Proper investigation techniques.
Principles and techniques of policy analysis and development.
Legal office management principles.
Legal reference sources and materials, both on-line systems as well as traditional reference sources.
Legislative tracking and research.
Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Personal computers and various word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and Internet applications, on-line legal and legislative research databases, and other software.
Regulatory and governmental agencies.
Troubleshooting techniques and system design.
Role of a general counsel’s office.
Analyze legal issues and develop legal strategy.
Conduct case management.
Read, analyze, and interpret facts.
Manager - Law Office/Paralegal continued
Research and recommend legal references for the law library, including on-line resources.
Attend meetings, workshops, and seminars on behalf of the legal services unit and clients
Ability to (cont.):
Draft and edit a variety of pleadings, memoranda, and correspondence.
Organize and compile documentary evidence.
Review legal documents and from for completeness and conformance to applicable laws and convention.
Prepare digests of legal decisions and opinions.
Verify citations and legal references on prepared legal documents.
Write clear, concise, effective, comprehensive, legally correct, and understandable documents and communications.
Exercise sound judgment.
Plan and organize work to meet critical deadlines.
Work effectively and cooperatively with attorneys, administration, staff, the public, and other governmental agencies.
Coordinate the unit’s computer systems.
Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations; communicate with others; read and write; and operate assigned equipment.
Maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of making sound decisions and demonstrating intellectual capabilities.
Experience and Training Guidelines
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Three years of responsible paralegal experience including one year of lead or supervisory experience.
Equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in pre-law or related field or completion of an approved ABA paralegal program.