Qualities of a Good Paralegal:
A paralegal in the State Attorney’s Office is responsible for performing routine paralegal assignments in support of the attorneys. A successful paralegal knows what needs to be done and does it before being asked. A paralegal in the State Attorney’s Office must have organizational, computer, and analytical skills, and display objectivity, commitment, responsibility and reliability.
- Legal research, including compiling, analyzing, and summarizing legal opinions and other legal material;
- Examining legal instruments or other documents to insure completeness and accuracy, as well as conformance to applicable laws, rules, precedents and office requirements;
- Assisting in case preparation for criminal law proceedings or agency hearings;
- Directly interacting with victims and witnesses of crimes throughout the course of cases;
- Interviewing and taking sworn affidavits from citizens or police officers and recommending possible course of action to superiors (in certain areas of the office).
Minimum Training and Experience:
Graduation from a two year program of study in paralegal studies or a four year degree from an accredited college or university.
If you are interested in a paralegal career with the State Attorney’s Office, please complete the application provided below and send it, along with your resume, to:
State Attorney’s Office
Attn: Human Resources
220 East Bay Street, 14th Floor
Duval County Courthouse Annex
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
After downloading, you must print the application and complete it using a pen or typewriter. This form cannot be filled out on your computer and may not be submitted via e-mail.
NOTE: This application is provided in the Adobe PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this file.