Paralegal Specialist

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.

Duties include:

  • 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 Kelly Williams at, or sent it to::

State Attorney’s Office
Attn: Kelly Williams
311 W. Monroe Street
Ed Austin Building
Jacksonville, FL, 32202


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