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Legal Staff Paralegal in Seattle, WA

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Company name

Washington State Attorney General's Office

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Civil Rights

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Seattle, WA

Date Last Verified

May 22,2018

Posted on

Apr 17,2018

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Legal Assistant III, Civil Rights Unit Duties : Plan, schedule, initiate and carry out all legal form preparation, correspondence, clerical processing, court filing, and notifications necessary for the presentation of cases by the Assistant Attorneys General, examine document to assure that all necessary procedural steps and points have been covered and that all deadlines and process requirements are met. Prepare and examine all outgoing legal documents and correspondence and ensure they are formatted per court rules and AGO standards, are free from typographical and grammatical errors and legal citations are accurate before sending out of the office. Schedule and coordinate meetings, depositions and court hearings including contacting parties, providing appropriate notice, securing location and technical needs. Process incoming mail and calendar all dates per division policy. Prepares Expert Agreements and updates Expert Agreement tracking form. Create and maintain paper and electronic investigation litigation and enforcement case files, calendar dates from incoming and outgoing documents and other dates as instructed, enter and update all documents and information into the Case Management System (CMS). Coordinate projects with the General Services Department, make and confirm travel and lodging arrangements, identify and prepare cases for storage at the state Records Center, act as back up to other division legal assistants. Conducts basic legal and internet research; organizes and prepares notebooks and exhibits for hearings or trials; prepares documents in response to discovery requests; checks citations, quotations, and statutory references utilizing electronic or manual legal research in accordance with the Bluebook citation system; drafts/edits routine pleadings and motions upon attorney's request or on own initiative; maintains knowledge and familiarity with the law library, Westlaw, and case citation formats; and assists with litigation document management.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification : Option 1: High School diploma or equivalent and 4+ years of experience in a legal environment in support of an attorney, administrative law judge(s), review judge(s) or equivalent;
Option 2: 1+ year as a Legal Assistant 2;
Option 3: A two-year degree in Legal Secretary Studies, Paralegal Studies or related field of study plus 2 years of legal office experience.
A Bachelor's degree may substitute for the Legal Secretary or Paralegal degree.

Additional info

Send online application, A letter of interest and current resume and current salary.

Company info

Judith Vandergeest
Washington State Attorney General's Office
1116 W Riverside Ave
Spokane, WA 99201-1194
Phone: 360-586-7691