Environmental Paralegal

Arizona Attorney General’s Office Published: June 24, 2024
Location
Phoenix, AZ
Skill Level
Entry Level
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Legal / Policy
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Description

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Environmental Protection Unit is seeking highly motivated and detail-oriented environmental paralegal to play a vital role in addressing pressing environmental issues impacting Arizona’s communities and resources. In this dynamic role, you will directly support our attorneys in pursuing complex environmental litigation aimed at safeguarding Arizona’s environment.

A passion for environmental law and a strong desire to protect Arizona’s environment are essential. Experience and/or knowledge of environmental law and environmental issues is preferred.

Remote Options: This position may be eligible for partial Remote Work.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to timely and accurate preparation of a wide variety of legal correspondence, briefs, pleadings, motions, legal notices and forms. Draft and review legal memoranda analyzing complex legal and factual issues and performing substantive legal research.
  • Prepares discovery documents and files appropriate discovery documentation and pleadings with the court.
  • Managing the disclosure process in complex cases involving voluminous documents, including organizing the documents and bates stamping, redacting, creating the disclosure index and conducting document review and preparation of discovery materials for trial cases. Prepare for filing with the court complex disclosure statements summary reports and exhibits under the supervision of the attorney.
  • The position will also maintain legal records, files, and case management system.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Concepts, terminology, principles and procedures of law; methods and techniques of legal research; use of statutes, codes and other legal resources; methods, techniques, and principles for legal writing.
  • Understanding of the attorney/client relationship including the need for confidentiality and discretion.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Accurate and detail-oriented with sound judgment and integrity.

SKILLS

  • Skilled in researching and extracting information from statutes, codes, legal documents and court decisions.
  • Proper use and application of information from legal sources; ability to elicit information in a legal investigation; write complex legal documents; establish and maintain relationships with representatives of the courts and government entities.
  • Work well in a challenging and fast-paced environment, respond well to changing priorities and regularly demonstrate a professional, positive and supportive attitude.

ABILITIES

  • Ability to track court actions in various states.
  • Ability to utilize automated case management systems and follow office procedures for maintaining and tracking records.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and perform varied tasks and track multiple deadlines simultaneously.

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