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Trial Paralegal - Felony

Expiration Date: 12/22/2017

Department: Public Defender

Reports to: Division Supervisor
Salary:  $40,768 to $45,427  

  • Provide assistance to attorneys with respect to all aspects of trial preparation.
  • Review, summarize, and organize discovery provided in the criminal case.
  • Assist with investigation, witness location, and witness coordination.
  • Conduct legal research and write memoranda to summarize results.
  • Prepare pre-trial pleadings, and draft jury instructions.
  • Organize and prepare court exhibits.
  •  Create trial binders to organize documents to be used at trial.
  • Provide support to the attorneys during trial and attend trials, as necessary.
  • Maintain confidentiality of client and case information.


  • A demonstrated commitment to the Public Defender’s mission of providing high quality legal representation for indigent clients
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work efficiently with or without direct supervision and coordinate multiple projects
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and internet research

These materials should be addressed to the Chief Public Defender and sent to Mark Budzar in person or mailed to:

Cuyahoga County Public Defender – Mark Stanton
Courthouse Square
c/o Mark Budzar
310 W. Lakeside - Suite 400
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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