These vacancies are located at the OJJ Central Office in Baton Rouge, LA and may be used to fill position numbers 50361076.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
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The Office of Juvenile Justice is a State as a Model Employer (SAME) agency that supports improved employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. For more information on employment-related resources available for those with disabilities, refer to the Louisiana Employment Resource Guide (Download PDF reader).
NOTE: Prior to an appointment, the selected applicant must take and pass a drug screening test, possess a valid Louisiana Driver's License and clear a background check.
This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.
Completion of a Paralegal Studies or Legal Assistant study program based at an accredited four-year college or junior college, or of any Paralegal Studies or Legal Assistant study program approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) plus two years of paralegal experience.
A Juris Doctorate will substitute for the study programs specified above.
Possession of the Certified Paralegal (CP) certification issued by the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. will substitute for the study programs specified above.
The non ABA-approved Paralegal Studies or Legal Assistant program must be based at a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Function of Work:
To perform a variety of legal tasks for an attorney.
Level of Work:
Broad review from an attorney.
Location of Work:
May be used by any state agency.
Differs from an attorney by lack of a law degree and license to practice law in the state.
Examples of Work
Conducts legal research as an aid to an attorney in finding laws and court decisions for determining the proper application of a department's rules and regulations.
Prepares cases for court by drafting pleadings.
Interviews potential witnesses in preparation for trail.
Searches, examines, and collects authorities on points of law in connection with the preparation of cases for trial.
Composes briefs, memoranda, and other correspondence on legal matters affecting a department.
Collects delinquent payments through personal contact with debtors by phone or by demand letters.
Indexes legal opinions and maintains legal library.