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Loyola University Chicago Institute for Paralegal Studies

Paralegal I – Criminal Cases

Cook County State's Attorney's Office

Paralegal I – Criminal Cases

 

Reports to: Supervising Assistant State’s Attorney Location: Markham and Leighton Criminal Courts

 

Classification: Grade 14/Full-time/Union Bureau: Bureau of Administrative Services

 

Deadline Date: January 15, 2023

 

Primary Function: Responsible for the paralegal functions of the assigned criminal prosecutors.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Research cases for the attorneys, using both online research (LEXIS) and library resources
• Perform research using CRIMES, Clerks, Leads, Illinois Department of Corrections, and the Cook County
Department of Corrections websites
• Abstract transcripts and complex pleadings
• Proofread charging instruments and prepare redacted material
• Assist in the preparation and filing of motions and other pleadings
• Review and annotate digital media
• Produce exhibits for litigation
• Request, monitor the status of, and package discovery for tendering to the defense
• Organize physical and digital files
• Assist attorneys with preparation and presentation of evidence at evidentiary hearings
• Interact regularly with State’s Attorney’s Office employees and personnel of outside agencies
• Maintain confidentiality of information and systems
• Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

 

Qualifications: The candidate must have an Associate’s degree in Paralegal studies or a Paralegal Certificate from an
ABA approved program. The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent
organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task. Proficiency in Microsoft Word applications and LEXIS required.
Knowledge of SharePoint, TEAMS, Outlook, CRIMES, Clerks, and LEADS preferred. Knowledge of trial preparation
preferred.

 

Please send resume and cover letter to:
hr.sao@cookcountyil.gov

 

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the CCSAO
that applicants for employment are recruited, selected, and hired based on individual merit and ability, with respect to the
position to be filled and potential for promotions or transfers which may be expected to develop. Applicants are recruited,
selected, and hired without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex
(including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), genetic information, citizenship, military service, marital
status, parental status, and disability. Furthermore, personnel procedures and practices regarding training, transfer,
compensation, demotion, layoff, or termination are to be administered with due regard to job performance, experience,
and qualification, but without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual
orientation, pregnancy, marital or veteran/military status. EEOP information is available on the Cook County State’s
Attorney website.

 

 

Benefits
The State’s Attorney’s Office, as a Cook County Agency, provides a full complement of benefits, including Medical
(BCBS), Dental and Vision, as well as a retirement offering. Follow this link to the County Benefits page Cook County
Benefits and this link to the Pension Fund site Cook County Pension Fund.

 

 

Covid
Pursuant to the Executive Order 2021-1 and State’s Attorney’s Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Policy, the selected
candidate will be required to either submit proof of full vaccination or submit a request for a reasonable accommodation
prior to start of employment. The link below provides direct access to the full text of Executive Order 2021-1. Selected
candidates can make a request for accommodation during the Pre-Boarding meeting.
Illinois Executive Order 2021-1

To apply for this job email your details to hr.sao@cookcountyil.gov