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Legal Assistant

Company name

Wyoming Public Defenders Office

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Salary

USD 19

Years of Experience

Max 5 yrs required

Location

Evanston, WY

Date Last Verified

Dec 08,2017

Posted on

Dec 07,2017
Practice Area
Other >> Other
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Legal Assistant Duties: Under the supervision of attorneys, performs a variety of paralegal tasks that assists attorneys in preparation of clients' defense and appeals. Communicates and maintains contact with others within the judicial system and the corrections system in order to maintain schedules of attorneys for necessary appearances and client visits. Predominately works at a high level alongside attorneys as a specialist in the legal area. Consistently demonstrates analytical ability, administrative skills, ingenuity and independent judgment in their area. Responsible for the organization of files and related paperwork. Answers phones, directs calls, and takes messages. Opens and closes files (opening motions, file creation, letter to client, etc). Coordinates calendars with attorneys, courts, and clients. Responsible for calendaring court dates and mailing client notice of court. Sends letters to clients with court dates, court documents, etc. First point of contact for clients both in person and on the telephone. Assists attorneys in drafting pleadings and motions. Functions as a liaison between the attorneys, courts, clients, witnesses and others. Schedules and tracks deadlines to move cases forward and meet procedural requirements. Enters pertinent data into designated computer systems/software programs, reviews, and verifies data. Performs trial/court preparation work, may assist in trial. Oversees and coordinates document production; compiles information necessary for reports and case development. Prepares written and verbal correspondence with involved parties and attorneys. Assists in the direction of work flow to others. May conduct legal research as time allows and attorney requires. Provides case management of discovery documents for disbursement. Assists attorneys in drafting complex pleadings and discovery. Serves as a key component at trial. Gathers information by asking questions or determining sources for information to accurately assist public, law enforcement, attorneys. Conducts legal research. Processes subpoenas for law enforcement and witnesses. Identifies appropriate laws, judicial decisions, legal articles and other materials that are relevant to assigned cases. Verifies accuracy of cited cases. Performs legal research using both traditional and computer databases to retrieve, organize, index and cross-reference legal materials. Interviews witnesses. Researches documents.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree (typically in Paralegal/Legal Studies). 0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Paralegal /Legal Studies) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Legal Support Specialist. OR
Education & Experience Substitution: 3-5 years of years of progressive work experience (typically in Paralegal /Legal Studies) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Legal Support Specialist OR a National Association of Legal Assistants certificate as a CLA or ALS (Certified Legal Assistant) or CP (Certified Paralegal) or National Federation of Paralegal Association PACE Registered Paralegal.
Preferred: A Certificate or a National Association of Legal Assistants certificate as a CLA or ALS (Certified Legal Assistant) or CP (Certified Paralegal) or National Federation of Paralegal Association PACE Registered Paralegal. Knowledge of legal concepts, terminology, principles and procedures. Knowledge of administrative law, terminology, principals and procedures. Knowledge of the use of legal reference material and legal research. Knowledge of state and federal court policies and procedures. Knowledge of government and legislative processes. Knowledge of Wyoming Statutes and agency mission goals, policies and procedures.
Deadline: January 1, 2018

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