The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference is seeking an experienced candidate to fill a grant-funded Paralegal position.  Applicants should be proactive, team oriented, conscientious and have in-depth knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system and the process of prosecuting cases.  Candidates should have at least three years’ experience providing trial-level support.

Under general supervision of the Director of the Legal Division, the Paralegal works generally with the Conference District Attorney General Pro Tem Prosecutors.  This person would be responsible for case preparation of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.

The position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes twelve days each of annual leave and sick leave, insurance plans, retirement plan, 401(k), college fee waivers and more.

General Duties

  • All aspects of Case management from the initial steps/matters to open a file to the final close of file and any ancillary matter that may arise after close of case;
  • Tracking, reporting, coordinating case file and case status; this includes entry of data into case tracking and similar documenting programs along with accessing NCIC type data bases and other such
  • Drafting documents for review by Conference Pro TemProsecutors, such as motions, discovery, agreements, and correspondence.
  • Conducting legal research.
  • Assisting with trial preparation.
  • Serving as a liaison between attorneys, law enforcement and court staff.
  • Such other like duties as lend themselves to the assistance of the Conference Pro Tem Unit that increase the time and effort the Conference Pro Tems can concentrate on prosecutorial functions.

Qualifications for the paralegal would include:

 A four-year degree is required for this position or graduation from an accredited college with an associate degree in paralegal studies or a certificate of paralegal studies from a program approved by the American Bar Association.  Three years of qualifying full-time increasingly responsible sub-professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement.

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