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Criminal Court Paralegal

Job Details

Hiring Organization New York County District Attorney’s Office
Post Name Criminal Court Paralegal
Qualification Bachelor’s Degree
Industry Government
Employment Type Full-Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 44253 To USD 46939 Per Year
New York City, New York, United States 10013

Job Description

The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) has an opening for a Criminal Court Paralegal in its Case Management Services Unit. In this position, the Criminal Court Paralegal is responsible for providing time-sensitive clerical support to Assistant District Attorneys (ADAs) in DANY’s Trial Division and Case Management Services Unit. Please note: this position is an afternoon/evening shift; from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm or 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work in court, processing and distributing court notes.
  • Assist ADAs in court part and court staff as needed.
  • Utilize the Court Event Entry Program (CEE) to update the internal case tracking system with real-time court adjournments, pleas, defense attorney changes, and sentencing information.
  • Work with ADAs to ensure timely submission of court notes.
  • Review ADA notes to confirm case status and inform assigned ADAs when the case is set to be called when needed.
  • Assist standing ADAs with additional information on cases as needed.
  • Use the court calendar to label/number cases from each bureau and put them in numerical order.
  • Complete documents when needed to be filed with the court.
  • Prepare, maintain, and submit return court notes for scanning.
  • Prepare and maintain routine court-related reports.
  • Check documents for accuracy of information and conformity with established policy.
  • Perform clerical and related tasks within the court and unit.
  • Perform related tasks as assigned by the supervisor.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Ability to update and edit existing proprietary databases.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workflow.
  • Ability to follow directions and apply proper policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Strong attention to detail and high concern for data accuracy.
  • Must be able to perform under pressure in a fast-paced environment; detail-oriented and self-motivated and able to multitask.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff, law enforcement representatives, and outside visitors.
  • Previous clerical experience preferred.

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Ability to work overtime on short notice.


  • One (1) year commitment to hiring unit.

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