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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileAttorney Assistant DUTIES: Prepares, organizes, reviews and files a variety of legal pleadings such as trial briefs, motions, orders, judgments, notices of appearance, answers to complaints, depositions, affidavits, interrogatories, summons and subpoenas. Prepares ordinances and resolutions using proper forms of execution and acknowledgment. Prepares contracts for attorney approval. Selects, prepares, and completes legal documents incidental to the closing of real estate transactions, such as deeds, promissory notes, deeds of trust, reconveyances, closing statements, UCC documents and excise tax affidavits, under a limited practice certification from the Washington State Supreme Court pursuant to APR 12. Effectuates closing between the parties. Locates debtors, arranges accounts receivable payments, maintains payment records and data bases, drafts legal documents to press claims on behalf of the City, presents City’s case in Small Claims Court, works with collection agencies and performs related collection duties. Maintains case docket and diary; collects, assembles and organizes documents into working files. Files, retrieves and disposes of documents. Creates and maintains files by extracting information from local and state databases; enters case and client information into applicable computer databases and manages documents within. Responsible for closing, storage and/or destruction of files according to policies and procedures. Selects and/or makes recommendations for purchase of supplies and equipment; assists in the preparation of the office’s budget and maintains budget and expense account records, financial records, and payroll records. Acts as receptionist as required. Sorts, reads, and annotates incoming mail and legal documents; attaches appropriate files to facilitate the necessary action; maintains follow up. Maintains the office’s library. Makes arrangements for and coordinates appointments, meetings, conferences and depositions. Independently meets the public and other City employees; answers inquiries requiring knowledge of City policies, procedures and activities, or directs persons to proper offices. Operates various office equipment. Performs other duties as required.
Qualification and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent; and two years of experience as a legal secretary under the direction of an attorney in a predominantly civil or appellate practice.
Substitution: Satisfactory completion of a legal secretary or similar training program OR a Limited Practice Officer (LPO) certification may substitute for one year of experience.
CLOSING DATE: 03/18/18 11:59 PM
City of Spokane, Washington
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201