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Civil rights paralegal

California Department of Justice

This is a Full-time position in Oakland, NJ posted December 12, 2019.

***Please note that the State of California requires you to complete the Civil Service application process and applying on LinkedIn does not complete this process.

Once you click on the Easy Apply button, a DOJ Recruiter will reach out to you with further information.

This position is located in the Division of Public Rights, Civil Rights Enforcement Section.

The Civil Rights Enforcement Section investigates matters on behalf of the Attorney General and litigates civil rights issues in both state and federal trial and appellate courts.

Subject areas include California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, civil rights provisions of the California and United States Constitutions, police practices, including the implementation of the Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015 (AB 953), fair housing laws, voting rights, immigrants’ rights, reproductive rights, and state and federal disability rights.

In addition to representating the Attorney General in his independent capacity, the section represents state agencies including, but not limited to, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Native American Heritage Commission.The incumbent perofrms a wide variety of paralegal duties including: assisting attorneys and staff in the work of the Racial and Identity Profiling Board including preparation of reports, assisting attorneys in investigations, filing and prosecution of cases, including preparation of subpoenas, interviewing witnesses, engaging in discovery, law and motion, and preparation of witness lists, exhibit lists and demonstrative evidence; collecting, reviewing and analyzing documentary and discovery evidence in electronic databases and in hard-copy form; preparing corresponce to outside agencies and the public; performing legal and other types of research; calculating and calendaring civil procedure due dates and response dates for pleadings, discovery, and motions; and performing other administrative tasks.

For more information about the position, please copy and past the following url into your web browser: Or Contact: Hamid.formoli@doj.ca.gov