At the Office of Policy and Management this class is accountable for providing legal research and the analysis of highly complex information and materials.
Works under the general supervision of an
employee of higher grade.
May lead paraprofessional and clerical staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs legal research
and analysis of law sources such as statutes, legal articles, legal decisions,
opinions, rulings, memoranda and other legal material;
Interprets complex state
statutes and federal regulations governing legal records and documents;
Determines and applies
applicable state statute and/or regulation in preparing documentation;
Interprets court rules and
state-wide policies and regulations;
Keeps abreast of the
latest court rules and pending legislation;
Monitors and adheres to
Reviews legal documents
and may prepare legal documents;
Responds to requests and
obtains information of sensitive nature;
Acts as liaison between
agency, court system, relevant attorney’s offices and general public;
Serves as agency liaison
regarding relevant policies and procedures;
Prepares legal and
Updates and maintains
policy manuals and filing systems;
Assists the Office of
Labor with hearing preparation and related special projects concerning
collective bargaining issues;
Assists in contract
negotiations by drafting proposals, gathering and analyzing data;
Assists in the drafting
of proposed legislation;
May perform business
Performs related duties
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
legal processes and procedures;
legal terminology and legal forms;
legal research techniques;
and the ability to interpret and apply relevant
state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and legislation;
relevant agency policies and procedures;
collective bargaining and labor relations;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to
evaluate pertinent facts, and compile and
assemble such legal data;
compose correspondence and draft legal
understand complex laws and related reports;
utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
The General Experience is defined as one of the following:
A Bachelor’s degree in legal studies and one (1) year of experience providing paraprofessional legal assistance to an attorney.
Completion of a Paralegal or Legal Assistance Certificate Program approved by the American Bar Association and three (3) years of experience providing paraprofessional legal assistance to an attorney.
Completion of a Paralegal or Legal Assistance Certificate Program consisting of a minimum of twenty-four (24) semester hours from an accredited college or university and four (4) years of experience providing paraprofessional legal assistance to an attorney.
Completion of a Paralegal or Legal Assistance Certificate Program from a business school approved by the State of Connecticut, Office of Higher Education and four (4) years of experience providing paraprofessional legal assistance to an attorney.
A Law degree from an accredited Law School.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
As defined by Sec. 5-196
of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of
positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single
title for administrative purposes. As
such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Paralegal
Specialist (Confidential) in Salary Group CR 22 approved effective February 01,
2019. (Revised to modify Supervision Received and modernize content). Final No.