Middlesex District Attorney’s Office
About the Office
The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office (MDAO) serves the largest county in New England, covering 54 diverse cities and towns.
Our core mission is to protect and serve the people who work, live, and raise their families in Middlesex County. Assistant District Attorneys, Victim Witness Advocates, Paralegals, and other talented professionals pursue this mission through exhaustive investigations, unassailable prosecutions, and compassionate victim advocacy.
We are also committed to innovative crime prevention and intervention initiatives. Our staff partners with community groups, social service providers, medical professionals, private industry leaders, and law enforcement officers to address a variety of public safety issues.
Job Title: Paralegal
Non-Exempt; Full Time; 37.5 Hours/Week; 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Placement within MDAO Paralegals are assigned to work with a team. However, the MDAO reserves the right to reassign paralegals to different teams/offices should the need arise.
Paralegals are the central liaison for local police departments, the Massachusetts State Police (MSP), the MSP Crime Lab and other state and federal agencies. Paralegals support Assistant District Attorneys, local police department investigators and the State Police assigned to the MDAO by assisting with case-related matters from the initial investigations through to trials.
Specific duties include:
Assist in case preparation, pretrial and trial preparation, both in and outside the courtroom
Compile and analyze case documents such as 911 tapes, booking and incident reports, penitentiary packets, financial records, certified prior convictions, medical records, cellular and landline phone records and drug certifications
Develop and follow research trails using internal and external tools and databases
Locate victims and witnesses
Assemble trial exhibits
Create maps, diagrams, and layouts for use as visual aids for trial
Review legal forms for accuracy
Coordinate case schedules with courts, law enforcement officials, witnesses and defense attorneys
Manage case files
Photocopy and collate case related documents
Other tasks as assigned from time to time April 2016
Bachelor’s degree and/or previous paralegal experience preferred, especially as a litigation paralegal
Position requires regular computer usage. Strong computer skills and the ability to use and adapt to a variety of software programs a must
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
The ability to perform general legal research
Knowledge of legal terminology and principles
Self starter, with proven ability to work independently and as part of a team with the ability to multitask in a high volume, fast paced environment
Outstanding interpersonal skills and workplace etiquette
Excellent organizational skills, project completion skills with a strong attention to detail
A sincere interest in the public sector, the work of the MDAO, an overall understanding of the Criminal Justice System and the role of the prosecution
The sensitive and confidential nature of our work requires strong personal character, integrity, judgment, maturity, and the ability to maintain confidentiality
A valid driver’s license, as limited travel within the Greater Boston area and across Middlesex County may be required from time to time.
Commitment to Diversity
District Attorney Ryan is committed to building a diverse staff and has formed both internal and external diversity committees to help attract, hire, retain and promote the very best staff, diverse in background and perspective, while helping formulate and guide policy and decision making, and pursue the mission of the office. The MDAO is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested candidates should submit to Aliya Khalidi an MDAO Application form (found at the external link under the “About” tab), a cover letter, resume, and a list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in the “Subject” line the position you are applying for.