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Kosciusko County Government

Paralegal Assistant - Prosecutor's Office

Full-Time – 37.5 hours

• Prepare subpoenas on criminal and infraction cases for upcoming Court dates and prepare subpoenas duces tecum at the request of the Prosecutor.
• Receive and prepare filings of new cases from Police departments, complete appropriate forms for infractions tickets, and prepare filings, motions, and correspondence for prosecutors as directed.
• Assist with pre-trial conferences, coordinating pleas for Court, and assisting with Deferral Program. Prepare speed agreements and agreed judgments and coordinate certifications of driving records for trial.
• Maintain and monitor current court calendar and coordinate Prosecutors’ appointments for schedule and calendar.
• Perform research, with department software and court systems.
• Receive and reviews incoming mail, and mail and respond accordingly.
• Maintain communication with police officers, updating them on trial status, coordinating paperwork for Court, tracking schedules/vacation time, obtaining necessary signatures and preparing charges at the request of the Prosecuting Attorney.
• Answer telephone, provide information and assistance, take messages and/or direct caller to appropriate department or personnel and supplying public assistance at the counter.
• Prepare and comply with discovery requests, coordinate expired warrants from the Clerk’s Office and obtain current addresses for witnesses as needed.
• Perform related duties as assigned.

• High school diploma/GED
• Prior experience or training in the criminal justice field preferred.
• Ability to meet all employer and department hiring and retention requirements, including passage of a drug test.
• Working knowledge of standard policies and practices of the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office and related Court operations, with ability to apply appropriate procedures accordingly.
• Working knowledge of legal terminology and standard legal procedures/practices, and ability to make practical application of federal, state and local laws governing criminal procedures.
• Working knowledge of standard office procedures and computer software programs used by the Prosecutor’s Office, with ability to apply such knowledge to a variety of interrelated processes, tasks and operations.
• Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to state requirements.
• Possession of a valid Indiana driver’s license and demonstrated safe driving record.
• Perform related duties as assigned.

Kosciusko County Government
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Paralegal Assistant - Prosecutor's Office
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