Paralegal II

The Detroit Land Bank Authority is an equal opportunity employer. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, color, age, gender, national origin, disability, or other criteria prohibited by the City, State or Federal law.

To qualify for a job, an applicant must meet the education, training, experience and any applicable license or certificate requirement for the job position. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide acceptable proof of their work record and history.

The Detroit Land Bank Authority Published: January 25, 2017
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GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

Employees in this job perform a variety of paralegal activities related to assisting Attorneys in various aspects of legal work, including legal and general research, and preparing legal documents.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support attorneys in responding to property owners, negotiating agreements, monitoring court docket including determining next actions for pending cases based upon responses of property owners
  • Administrative tasks such as filing papers, answering telephone calls
  • Draft pleadings, process and serve court filings, perform legal research, review tax and ownership records, attend hearings, manage files, and maintain reports
  • Participate in and contribute to other aspects of the legal process as needed to support entire legal team
  • Manage property files and maintain data for properties throughout various stages of the process
  • Update Salesforce database as needed
  • Perform additional duties as directed by the Attorneys, the Paralegal III, or Deputy General Counsel
  • Regularly handles the most complex and difficult assignments in the department
  • Resolves problems and answers questions for other workers
  • Ability to perform the most complex assignment as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • Associates degree in paralegal studies or High School diploma and Certification from an American Bar Association approved certificate program
  • Minimum 2 year’s paralegal experience
  • Paralegal certification from an American Bar Association approved certificate program
  • Thorough knowledge of legal principles and practices
  • Thorough knowledge of legal research techniques
  • Thorough knowledge of legal terminology
  • Thorough knowledge of legal communication principles and practices
  • Knowledge of litigation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills, attention to details and accuracy, and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Highly organized, handle pressure well, and understand the importance of deadlines
  • Must be a mission-driven individual with high personal integrity and a strong sense of public service to the residents of the City of Detroit
  • Strong sense of public service
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Relevant computer knowledge and experience
  • Detroit residency, preferred
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