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Legal Assistant

Company name

Utah Office of the Attorney General

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Legal Staff

Salary

USD 20

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Salt Lake City, UT

Date Last Verified

Dec 07,2017

Posted on

Dec 06,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Legal Assistant II Duties: The candidate will work under the general direction of attorneys, and other legal assistants, primarily in the area of employment law. May perform minor legal tasks which would otherwise be performed by an attorney. Will conduct factual research; compile and organize information obtained throughout litigation; review and manage case files and be responsible for maintaining document control and management; search public and private records; draft routine legal documents; and assist attorneys in preparing and formatting electronic pleadings, motions and other documents for filing in state and federal courts and other forums. Assist attorneys in investigations and case preparation to include, gathering evidence and preparing displays for trial and assisting attorneys in locating, obtaining, tracking and disseminating information and evidence. Performs working level legal assistant tasks under the general supervision of attorneys and other legal assistants. In accordance with the ABA Rules of Professional Conduct, Legal Assistants may perform minor legal tasks which would otherwise be performed by an attorney. Produce quality work product, occasionally under tight deadlines, and work in a team environment.Writes or drafts correspondence, reports, documents and/or other written materials. Analyzes, summarizes and/or reviews data; reports findings, interprets results and/or makes recommendations. Searches, retrieves and/or researches public and private records in accordance with applicable state and federal laws governing access to these records. Determine needs in discovery, and/or completes discovery; participates in decision making and strategy sessions in preparing cases for court and determining evidence to be used. Conducts interviews to gather or clarify information. Maintains document control, tracking and tracing; reviews case files and/or digests trial folders, etc. Prepares trial or hearing materials including designing questionnaires, organizing evidence, preparing trial displays and exhibits, locating, obtaining, tracking and disseminating information/evidence, etc. Manages trial exhibits and evidence; ensures procedures are followed/completed; takes notes and makes observations during proceeding; participates in planning and strategy sessions, etc. Plans and conducts meetings.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification and Experience: The candidate should have 2+ years of experience working as a legal assistant. Experience in complex litigation is preferred. Must have associate's degree in paralegal studies from an accredited institution, or a bachelor's degree in a related field. Should have experience working as a paralegal. Should have sufficient direct legal experience to be given moderate independence in planning and completing their assignments. Produce quality work product, occasionally under tight deadlines, and work in a team environment. Must be proficient with modern legal office technologies, including: Microsoft Office, Gmail, Google Drive, Adobe Acrobat Pro,Westlaw, e-filing and case management/document management software. Must have associate's degree in paralegal studies from an accredited institution, or a bachelor's degree in a related field, and has a working knowledge of the field through on-the-job work experience.

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