Louisiana Department of State Civil Service Paralegal 1 (General Counsel) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Paralegal 1 (General Counsel)


$2,155.00 - $4,536.00 Monthly

$12.43 - $26.17 Hourly

$2,155.00 - $4,536.00 Monthly


Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge, LA

Job Type



LA State Board-Nursing

Job Number



10/23/2016 11:59 PM Central

  • Description

  • Benefits

Supplemental Information

Job Number: 86031

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

If you are unable to apply online for vacancies, you should use:http://www.jobs.louisiana.gov/files/forms/EmploymentApplication.pdf to apply to vacancies. You may fax your application to (225) 219-1041 or mail it to Staffing Division, Department of State Civil Service, P.O. Box 94111, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9111

Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

Checking for required test score - We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.

Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

For further information about this vacancy contact:

LaQueda Ricks

Louisiana State Board of Nursing HR





Completion of a Paralegal Studies or Legal Assistant study program based at an accredited four-year college or junior college, or of any Paralegal Studies or Legal Assistant study program approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).


A Juris Doctorate will substitute for the study programs specified above.

Possession of the Certified Paralegal (CP) certification issued by the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. will substitute for the study programs specified above.


The non ABA-approved Paralegal Studies or Legal Assistant program must be based at a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To provide a variety of legal tasks for an attorney at the entry level of training series.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

Broad review from an attorney.

Supervision Exercised:


Location of Work:

May be used by any State agency.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Paralegal 2 by the requirement of actual paralegal experience following completion of specialized education and/or certification.

Examples of Work

As a trainee:

Conducts legal research as an aid to an attorney in finding laws and court decisions.

Prepares cases for court by drafting pleadings.

Interviews potential witnesses in preparation for trial.

Searches, examines, and collects authorities on points of law in connection with the preparation of cases for trial.

Composes briefs, memoranda, and other correspondence on legal matters affecting a department.

Collects delinquent payments through personal contact with debtors by phone or by demand letters.

Researches and drafts legal opinions.

Indexes legal opinions; upkeep of and shelves new volumes in a legal library.