- What Success Looks Like In This Job
To perform complex technical legal duties including the processing of documents through the legal system and overall support of the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office.
- Examples of Duties for Success
Prepares, composes, reviews and assembles a variety of documents including filings, motions, pleadings, memoranda, and correspondence.
Analyzes cases for essential witnesses and coordinates service of subpoenas.
Assures documents relevant to motions and briefs are filed within appropriate time limits.
Assures all procedures are followed and relevant documents are prepared.
Maintains confidential records when necessary and processes requests for information according to departmental policy, prepares reports and drafts correspondence related to technical assignment.
Work assignment is performed within an established framework under general instructions but requires simultaneous coordination of assigned functions or projects in various stages of completion.
Provides public with general and/or explanatory information as well as answers questions and resolves problems without giving legal advice.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of legal terminology and legal documentation format sufficient to be able to read, interpret, and prepare legal documents.
Thorough knowledge of legal processes in attorney's office. Skill in reading, interpreting and applying legal documents. Good organizational skills. Ability to work effectively with other employees and the public.
Knowledge of office practices and procedures sufficient to be able to organize and maintain files, records, and schedules and to obtain and/or relay information and process documents in a timely manner.
Skill in examining documents for correctness, completeness and accuracy.
Skill to prioritizing, coordinating, and scheduling work to allow for efficient and effective completion of the work assignment.
Ability to facilitate cooperation and work with others to achieve goals.
Works and communicates with others to satisfy their expectations, committed to providing quality services.
Must have ability to work in a standard office environment and basic knowledge of Microsoft office suite programs, MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook.
- Qualifications for Success
High school graduation or equivalent.
Five years of legal secretarial experience in a legal office.
Additional related education may count towards required experience.
Primarily sedentary physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 40 pounds; occasional lifting, carrying, walking and standing; frequent hand/eye coordination to operate computer keyboard and office equipment; vision for reading, recording and interpreting information; speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and members of the public.