Essential and Continuing Operations / COVID19: In the interest of the health and safety of our staff and the community, our offices will remain closed to the public, and most of the agency’s prosecutors and staff will work remotely, until further notice. The HCDAO continues to perform key functions in the county criminal justice system and will do so during the Covid-19 pandemic. Click Here for More Information

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The Harris County District Attorney’s Office employs Paralegals who will directly work with one or more assistant district attorneys.

The duties of a Paralegal will vary according to assignment. A paralegal’s responsibilities may include case preparation, which consists of preparing subpoenas, motions, and notices. The paralegal will also maintain communication with complainants and witnesses during the preparation of the case as well as coordinator of such witnesses for trial. The paralegal may also be requested to conduct legal research. The paralegal will be fundamental in providing continuity of contact with complainants and witnesses.

Associates of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies or Certificate of Paralegal Studies.

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5 pm. May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek.

Harris County benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision and Retirement. Life and disability insurance are available approximately four months after hire date.

Will be discussed in Departmental Interview.

You will receive confirmation by email once we have received your completed application.