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Legal Staff Paralegal in Honolulu, HI

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Company name

Hawaii State Judiciary

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Trusts and Estates

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

USA Honolulu, HI

Date Last Verified

May 31,2018

Posted on

Jan 23,2018

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Estate And Guardianship Clerk I - The candidate provides the full range of clerical/administrative assistance in small estates and guardianship cases, the records of which are maintained separately from other court records. Prepares petitions, court orders, motions, inventory, notices, affidavits pertaining to small estates and guardianships; collects assets; files income and inheritance tax reports; makes disbursement in estate cases; collects assets of guardianship cases for safekeeping; as custodian of the assets, maintains checking/savings accounts; prepares reports to various agencies as required; prepares annual, triennial accounts and final accounts for approval of the court.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have completed Graduation from high school. Excess experience of the type and quality described below or work experience requiring the ability to read and comprehend and apply written directions or a high degree of verbal skill may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
General Clerical Experience: 2 years of progressively responsible general clerical work experience which required the knowledge of office practices and procedures, filing, punctuation, grammar, spelling and word usage; and the ability to read and interpret written material, understand and follow oral and written instructions, make arithmetic computations and operate standard office machines and equipment.
Specialized Experience: 3 years of responsible work experience in the preparation and/or processing of legal documents (for all levels, 2 years of the Specialized Experience must have been comparable to the Judicial Clerk II level or higher).
Substitution of Education for General Clerical Experience: Successful completion of a one-year clerical or business curriculum, which included courses in basic English, arithmetic, general clerical procedures, and office machines, leading to a diploma, certificate, or other comparable degree from a business or technical school, community college or other comparable institution above the high school level may be substituted for 1 year of general clerical experience.Successful completion of a two-year clerical or business curriculum which included courses in basic English, arithmetic, general clerical procedures and office machines, leading to a diploma, certificate or other comparable degree from a business or technical school, community college or other comparable institution above high school level may be substituted for 2 years of the general clerical experience. Study at an accredited college or university may be substituted on the basis of one academic year (30 semester hours or its equivalent in quarter credits or other units) of study for one (1) year of general clerical experience 0-2 years.
Partial Completion of Clerical Education:
Completion of half a school year of substantially full-time clerical curriculum at an accredited community college, or business and/or technical school which included courses in basic English, arithmetic, general clerical procedures, and office machines, may be substituted for six (6) months of general clerical experience.
Completion of one (1) school year (of a program of more than one year in length) of substantially full-time clerical curriculum at an accredited community college, or business and/or technical school which included courses in basic English, arithmetic, general clerical procedures, and office machines, may be substituted for one (1) year of general clerical experience.
Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: Successful completion of a paralegal (legal assistant) curriculum at an accredited community college, business school or other comparable institution above the high school level, may be substituted for 1 year of specialized experience. Successful study at an accredited law school may be substituted for specialized experience on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of 2 years.
Graduation from an accredited law school may be deemed to have met all of the requirements for the Estate and Guardianship Clerk I class.
Excess specialized experience may be substituted for general clerical experience on a year-for-year basis.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Hawaii State Judiciary
Aliiolani Hale
417 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813-2902
Phone: 1-800-493-9298