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Paralegal Aide Series (Torts)

Job ID: 6457
Business Unit: MABSTOA
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Torts
Date Posted: Jun 4, 2024

Description

Job Information    

Paralegal Aide Series  - JVN 6457   
    
First date of posting: 5/29/2024
Last date of posting: Open Until Filled 
Authority: OA / TA
Department: Law
Division/Unit: Torts
Reports To: Deputy Executive Agency Counsel/Assistant General Counsel/Director of Legal Support
Work Location: 130 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hours of Work: 9:00AM – 5:00PM    
   

Compensation

Paralegal Aide I: Min: $46,144 – Max: $54,528

Paralegal Aide II: Min: $52,999 - Max: $64,490
   
Summary  
  
Under supervision, this position performs paralegal tasks associated with the defense of personal injury and property damage matters brought against MTA agencies through various stages of legal proceedings in response to departmental needs.   
  
Responsibilities  
  
Duties may include, but are not limited to:  
  • Preparing correspondence, investigative reports and other documents; review and handle requests for investigation and discovery.
  • Respond to court orders.
  • Prepare expert exchanges and trial subpoenas.
  • Conduct legal research; coordinate the scheduling of witnesses for depositions and trial.
  • Coordinate scheduling of depositions, independent medical examinations, and other expert and document reviews.
  • Updating various court calendars and making computer entries.
  • Aid in the overall management of cases throughout litigation   
Education and Experience
    
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; or     
2. An associate degree or completion of 60 semester credits from an accredited college or university and two years of full-time satisfactory experience, acquired in the United States, in the performance of paralegal (legal assistant) services; or     
3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and four years of full-time satisfactory experience, acquired in the United States, in the performance of paralegal (legal assistant) services; or     
4. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1”, “2” or “3” above. Paralegal Certification obtained in the United States from an accredited program or from a program approved by the American Bar Association can be substituted for 12 months of experience. Undergraduate credit can be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 semester credits from an accredited college or university for 12 months of experience. However, all candidates must have at least a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent.    
    
To be acceptable, experience in paralegal (legal assistant) services must have involved the American Legal System. Experience which is primarily legal secretarial or includes only incidental paralegal (legal assistant) services is not acceptable.

    
PREFERRED:    
  • Prior experience /working in a large, multi-faceted, fast-paced law firm, legal department within an organization or governmental body.    
Desired Skills    
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.       
Other Information    
Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the “Commission”).
Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities. The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.
    
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