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Legal Assistant The candidate, under the direct supervision of the Town Attorney, performs a variety of legal administrative work requiring a developed understanding of all functions of a law office. Will be responsible for typing, editing, proofing and drafting of routine legal documents and correspondence; maintenance of large and complex legal files; and communication with internal staff and the general public. Composes, types, proofreads and edits correspondence and other legal documents for the Town Attorney, assuming responsibility for correctness of spelling, punctuation, format and grammar. Answers department phones, faxes documents, emails, copies and distributes documents. Assembles, organizes, updates, and tracks all Town Attorney actions at Town Council level and maintains large and complex legal files and electronic filing system. Communicates with Town Attorney, and other town staff as necessary, to plan and prioritize departmental activities. Communicates information within department, between departments, to and from external organizations, and in response to citizen inquiries. Communication may be verbal or written. Responsible for preparation and distribution of weekly Town Council dispatch and meeting folders. Tracks, organizes and replenishes office supplies and keeps office equipment operational. Coordinates office calendar, schedules appointments, handles a variety of other law office related general tasks as required. Notarizes documents. Performs factual and legal research and writing projects as assigned. Covers for Paralegal and Office Assistant, as necessary. Should have an Associate's degree supplemented by 1-2 years of prior experience or training involving legal administrative support or local government administrative experience OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Must be competent in MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and MS Outlook. Certification as a Notary Public by the Commonwealth of Virginia is required.
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