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The Virginia Office of the Attorney General is seeking a Paralegal to join its Consumer Protection Section.  We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, work-life balance, and an attractive compensation package inclusive of paid time off, paid holidays, health/dental/life insurance, retirement, and more.

PARALEGAL (00195)
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
CIVIL LITIGATION DIVISION
CONSUMER PROTECTION SECTION
PREDATORY LENDING UNIT

 

DUTIES:  Provide litigation and investigative support to attorneys in the Predatory Lending Unit and the rest of the Consumer Protection Section as needed.  Manage documents and other evidence obtained from consumers, witnesses, targets, defendants, and third parties, including Bates-stamping, indexing, reviewing, coding, scanning, copying, and filing.  Assist in preparation of responses to discovery requests.  Conduct telephone interviews of consumers and other witnesses; draft memoranda documenting interviews; and draft affidavits for consumer witnesses.  Assist in preparation for hearings and trials, including exhibits, witness subpoenas, and witness and trial notebooks.  Conduct public, government, and proprietary records searches to locate witnesses and obtain information regarding investigative targets or defendants.  Manage investigation and litigation files, including entry of information into case management system, calculation of litigation deadlines, and maintenance of pleadings index and other case files.  Handle distribution of restitution to consumers, including mailing of letters and checks, locating missing consumers, reviewing compliance reports, and working with third-party administrators.  Handle consumer complaints and inquiries regarding mortgage-servicing issues, including forwarding complaints to mortgage servicers.  Monitor and summarize multistate working group conference calls.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Competent working knowledge of legal terminology, court procedures, case management systems, and document management systems.  Position requires well-developed written and oral communication skills, proficiency in time management, the ability to work independently and as a team member, and the ability to organize and analyze large quantities of written and verbal information. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment and to adjust priorities without close supervision. Candidates also should be able to interact effectively with a diverse workforce and the general public.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   A bachelor’s degree or a paralegal certificate is preferred. Litigation paralegal experience of 5 to 10 years is preferred, however, an equivalent combination of training and experience indicating possession of the required qualifications may substitute for educational criteria. Proficiency using personal computers is required, and a solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, databases, cite-checking, and legal search engines is preferred.

 

SALARY:  Starting salary range between $37,000 and $47,000 commensurate with experience and education.

 

TO APPLY:  Please apply on-line at http://jobs.virginia.gov.  Application materials should include a discussion of all relevant experience and a résumé.  Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.  To ensure timely consideration, please submit application materials by Wednesday, August 11, 2021.

 

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