• Paralegal

    Posted Date 4 months ago(8/13/2019 12:16 PM)
    Req ID
    Law Department
    Regular Full-Time
    Boston City Hall
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  • Overview:

    Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


    The City of Boston Law Department provides legal services to the Mayor, City Council and City departments regarding their official capacities within City government. Our office has been in continuous existence for 180 years and under the sole authority of the Corporation Counsel for 125 years. The Corporation Counsel has supervisory authority over all City attorneys and legal affairs and is responsible for all litigation to which the City of Boston is a party.


    Under the direction of the Director of Public Records, the Paralegal will enter, review and assist in fulfilling responses to requests for public records made to all City departments, and perform such other duties as assigned.


    • Prepares documents and materials associated with requests for public records.
    • Researches legal issues and apply such research to the circumstances of various matters.
    • Sorts and analyzes the information acquired.
    • Updates and supports the Director and City departments on reports and other correspondence specific to the issues and matters.
    • Attends meetings as needed.
    • Maintains a positive working relationship with all
    • Handles email and telephone inquiries.
    • Responds promptly and appropriately to requests for assistance on additional projects.
    • Be receptive to new ideas and respond to changing conditions and departmental needs.
    • Performs related work as required.

    Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

    • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job
    • Strong interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills
    • Accuracy and attention to detail
    • Highly motivated self-starter
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google Docs, public records request tracking systems and Westlaw a plus
    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
    • Studying toward Juris Doctorate Degree a plus

    Boston Residency Required


    35 hours/week


    Union/Grade/Salary Plan: Non-Union/MO-2


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