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Temporary Legal Assistant III The candidate will identify and pursue next steps in litigation or adjudication process. Will ensure and verify timely and proper service of legal documents. Schedule depositions, conferences, or hearings. Calculate, verify, and calendar critical events and other dates. Draft pleadings for trails and hearings. Manage case documents and files. Train and/or mentor other legal support staff and serve as resource for staff regarding technical legal assignments. Perform entry-level paralegal duties to two or more Assistant Attorneys General (AAGs). Independently compose and prepare pleadings for trial or hearing, including dependency review hearing orders, permanency planning review hearing orders, and termination orders, by collecting, organizing, and analyzing factual data from ISSPs, prior orders and filed petitions. Examine documents to assure that all necessary legal steps and points have been covered; and that all legal deadlines and due process requirements are met. Schedule and complete arrangements for expert/lay witnesses appearances and court reporter/videographers for testimony at trials and hearings, using own knowledge of specific cases and hearing schedules. Independently compose and prepare shelter care hearing orders, health record authorizations, shelter care 30-day orders, preliminary hearing orders, dependency findings of fact and dispositional orders; motions and orders to publish, motions and orders to continue hearings, Unified Family Court pleadings, adoption review orders, Title 13 guardianship documents and other miscellaneous court orders as needed. Prepare, serve and file motions, pleadings, notice of hearings, initial or final orders and accompanying correspondence in compliance with court rules. Independently compose and prepare letters and memoranda for attorneys. Should have High School diploma or equivalent and four years of experience in a legal environment in support of an attorney, administrative law judge(s), review judge(s) or equivalent OR 1 year of experience as a Legal Assistant II OR a two-year degree in Legal Secretary Studies, Paralegal Studies or related field of study and 2 years of legal office experience. A Bachelor's degree may substitute for the Legal Secretary or Paralegal degree. Note: This non-permanent appointment is expected to run through 6/30/2019. Submit online application with letter of interest describing specific qualifications for the position and current resume detailing experience, education, and current salary.
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