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Legal Staff Legal Secretary in Clearlake, CA

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Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jan 11, 2021

Posted on

Sep 30, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 2517 to 3059 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


Clearlake, CA, United States
Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
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Family Law Facilitator/Self-Help Paralegal
Duties: Develops legal tools and processes and obtains support for enactment of the same in order to promote efficient case management. Explains legal procedure and process to self-represented litigants one-on-one and in group/workshop situations, on a variety of topics appropriate to the Self-Help Center. Reviews court files to determine the status of cases; identifies correct court forms for use by self-represented litigants; assists litigants in preparing forms. Assists supervising attorney in reviewing changes in legislation and case law; examines, reviews and analyzes local rules and forms for compliance with procedural requirements of statutes, codes, rules, and policies; conducts basic legal research, including locating statutes and relevant case citations; prepares reports, memoranda and performs special studies. Assists supervising attorney with communication and collaboration of court services and other local resources; compiling and maintaining department statistical information; evaluating and analyzing department procedures and protocols preparing and maintaining department procedural manual; developing and conducting community outreach and educational programs. Performs administrative support to the supervising attorney. Under direction, may mentor, train, and/or supervise clerical and other paralegal staff, and work directly with judges and court administrators. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience or training that is likely to provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities for satisfactory job performance. Examples of satisfactory education, experience and training include: Completion of an accredited paralegal training program or an equivalent degree. OR 4 years of journey level experience as a legal secretary with family law experience. Knowledge of Legal research techniques and standard legal reference materials. Legal office terminology, processes, procedures, and the format for legal documents. Techniques of interviewing, often when relations may be strained. Record keeping, report preparation and filing methods. Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary. Business arithmetic, including percentages and decimals. Office administrative practices and procedures, including filing, business letter writing and the operation of common office equipment. Family law software programs and data base information systems. Ability To: Perform basic legal research from varied sources. Prepare a variety of legal documents. Use initiative and sound independent judgment within established guidelines. Organize and maintain accurate records and files. Organize work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and follow up on assignments. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Work independently as well as closely with others. Work effectively, patiently, and directly with a very diverse population of litigants. Write clear and concise direction regarding filing and service requirements; communicate effectively with litigants, staff, judges, attorneys, and other service providers Operate personal computer and related software.
Schedule: 32 hour work week(~1,664annual hours); Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:00 –5:00pm

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