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Paralegal

Location: 

University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  General Counsel (10000804)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU > connectu.olemiss.edu

Definition of Class

This position creates publications, including handbooks and deskbooks for judges, clerks, court reporters, law clerks, and others within the court system. Duties includes assisting with legal research; maintaining complex legal files; preparing legal documents.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Conducts legal research in reviewing, analyzing, studying, searching and annotating laws, court decisions, documents, opinions, briefs, and related authorities to process and publish handbooks, deskbooks, and other legal publications.
  • Reviews case files; reads briefs, records, motions, opinions, judgments, stipulations and memoranda.
  • Performs intricate duties involved in the layout, design, compilation and format of legal documents and written materials for publication or printing.
  • Organizes the research according to the needs of the constituents and arranges the subject matter to reflect the duties and responsibilities of subject groups.
  • Assists in preparing reports and analyses.
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Conducts legal research.
  2. Uses computer equipment to layout, design, compile and format documents.
  3. Assists in preparing reports and analysis.

Minimum Education/Experience

Education:
Two (2) year Paralegal Certificate from a college or university.

    
Substitution Statement:
Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage Information

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi