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Legal Assistant

Location : New York, NY
Job Type : Subcontractors
Reference Code : OAG_2023_184JB
Start Date : 04/15/2024
End Date : 10/15/2024
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Title: Legal Assistant
Position Type: Temp
Agency: New York State agency focused on legal matters  
Location: New York, NY
Hours: TBD


 


Job Description
Our client, a “NYS agency focused on legal matters”, is looking for a Legal Assistant.



Responsibilities


• Assist in reviewing and gathering materials responsive to requests for documents under New York’s Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”);
• Perform routine paralegal work, including researching the applicability of FOIL exceptions that may be applicable to certain requests made to LEMIO;
• Ready material to be disclosed pursuant to FOIL, including applying redactions to privileged or protected information in documents, and maintain or oversee tracking systems, calendars, and reporting systems.
• May answer routine complaints received from the public, either orally or in writing, and provides routine information regarding processes or procedures to the public. Review case-related materials.
• Schedule witnesses, collects information relevant to the case, and assemble exhibits and briefs.
• May occasionally communicate with people who submit reports of misconduct to gather information about their intakes and to inform them of LEMIO's actions, both telephonically and via email and correspondence.
• May occasionally communicate with covered agencies and other governmental agencies regarding intakes, investigations, and other issues.





Required Qualifications :

Required Qualifications


• Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, and Adobe, and learn OAG's internal systems.



Preferred Education: High School or Technical Degree/Certificate



Penda Aiken, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


 


SUBS SUBMIT BY 03-28-2024


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