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 ensure 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 courses of action to superiors
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 email it and your resume to Kimberly Ballance at KimberlyB@coj.net, or sent it to::
State Attorney’s Office
Attn: Kimberly Ballance
311 W. Monroe Street
Ed Austin Building
Jacksonville, FL, 32202
After opening the application, press the email icon and email the application to yourself. From your email, open and complete the application. After completing, press the email icon and return it to, SAO4th@coj.net.