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State of Massachusetts Paralegal in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Berkshire District Attorney’s Office Job Description: Paralegal Primary responsibilities for this position include providing support to Assistant District Attorneys, law enforcement investigators and the State Police assigned to the BDAO by assisting with case-related matters from the initial investigations through to trials. Send cover letter, resume and references to Dina Lampiasi. Email: Responsibilities * Assist in case preparation, pretrial and trial preparation, both in and outside the courtroom * Compile and analyze case documents such as 911 tapes, booking and incident reports, penitentiary packets, financial records, certified prior convictions, medical records, cellular and landline phone records and drug certifications * Process discovery * Develop and follow research trails using internal and external tools and databases * Manage case files * Photocopy and collate case related documents * Other tasks as assigned from time to time Requirements * Bachelor’s degree and/or previous paralegal experience preferred, especially as a litigation paralegal * Strong computer skills and the ability to use and adapt to a variety of software programs * Experience with Microsoft Office Suite * The ability to perform general legal research * Knowledge of legal terminology and principles * Self starter, with proven ability to work independently and as part of a team with the ability to multi-task in a high volume, fast paced environment * Outstanding interpersonal skills and workplace etiquette * Excellent organizational skills, project completion skills with a strong attention to detail * A sincere interest in the public sector, the work of the BDAO, an overall understanding of the Criminal Justice System and the role of the prosecution * The sensitive and confidential nature of our work requires strong personal character, integrity, judgment, maturity, and the ability to maintain confidentiality * COVID-19 vaccination is required All positions require the candidate to * Fulfill the mandatory education and training requirements of the State Ethics Commission * Become familiar with and to follow the provisions of the Office Personnel Policies, particularly with regard to confidentiality, sexual harassment, drug-free workplace and the usage of information technology resources * Participate in trainings relevant to Office functions * Interact in a respectful and professional manner with the public, judicial and law enforcement personnel and office staff * Complete work assignments in a timely, accurate and efficient manner /All full time positions offer a State benefit package that includes health, life, disability, and dental/vision insurances, retirement plans, vacation, personal and sick leave and more. Payroll is paid bi-weekly and based on a 37.5 hour work week (normally 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background check. All positions serve at the pleasure of the District Attorney. Berkshire District Attorney’s Office is an EEO Employer./ Job: Legal Services* *Organization: Berkshire DA Office *Title: *Paralegal * Location: *Massachusetts-Pittsfield-7 North Street Requisition ID: 210007WX