Litigation Support Specialist
New Britain, CT
New Haven, CT
New London, CT
|Date Opened||2/12/2021 12:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$67,718 - $89,388/year (Individuals new to state service start at minimum of the pay plan)|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||2/26/2021 11:59:00 PM|
The State of Connecticut, Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all criminal matters in the State of Connecticut. It is an independent agency of the executive branch of state government, established under the Constitution of the State of Connecticut. The Division of Criminal Justice is composed of the Office of the Chief State's Attorney, located in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, and the Offices of the State's Attorneys for each of the thirteen Judicial Districts in the State of Connecticut.
he Division is recruiting for to work with Prosecutors to create and offer technical support in presenting digital evidence in court. This position is a hybrid of the traditional function of a Paralegal combined with an information technology aspect. The ideal candidate will have the knowledge, skills and ability of a traditional Paralegal, combined with a technical aptitude to use existing technology and learn new technology. The LSS will support prosecution from the initial stages in case preparation through the pre trial process and up to appeal. They will be responsible for managing, sorting, indexing, abstracting and coordinating the large volumes of data produced in litigation.
The LSS will also be involved in the implementation and user support of the Division's new Case Management system. The position will also assist with equipment issues and provide training to users on the use of various courtroom technology. These are new positions for The Division. There will be one (1) position located at each of the 13 Judicial Districts throughout the State of Connecticut, to include: Bridgeport, Danbury, Danielson, Hartford, Middletown, Milford, New Britain, New Haven, New London, Rockville, Stamford, Torrington, Waterbury. The hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM.
Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. Individuals invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: writing samples, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
All communication with applicants will be through the JobAps system, so applicants are encouraged to check for updates to their JobAps portal account. Please ensure that you are utilizing the correct email address for notices to be sent to you from the JobAps system. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: DCJ.HR@ct.gov, 860-258-5800.
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 agency policies and regulations; keeps abreast of the latest court rules, calendar changes and pending legislation; monitors and adheres to court deadlines; reviews legal documents and prepares legal documents such as briefs, writs and pleadings for court filings; responds to relevant case information requests; performs legal research and analysis of law sources such as statutes, legal articles, legal decisions, opinions, rulings, memoranda and other legal material; prepares draft legal documents; provides assistance in the discovery process; provides paralegal assistance by interpreting applicable legal provisions, regulations, precedents and policies; 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 administrative reports; updates and maintains case records, pleadings, policy manuals and filing systems; assists in the drafting of proposed legislation and advisory opinions; provides training and assistance to staff; may perform business mathematical computations; performs related duties as required.
Analyzes highly complex cases; develops positions and strategies to settle or litigate cases at formal or informal hearings; prepares for and represents State’s interest at hearings or through case presentation; researches and gathers relevant evidence and documentation; interviews witnesses and clients; drafts legal documents, complaints, stipulations, detailed memoranda, letters and proposed findings and awards; reviews substantiation appeals and provides recommendation to management regarding the legal sufficiency of substantiation findings; performs related duties as required.
The ideal candidate will have the knowledge, skills and ability of a traditional Paralegal, combined with a technical aptitude to use existing technology and learn new technology. In addition, the following skills are preferred:
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.