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ProfileJudicial Administrative Assistant The candidate should have two-year Associate of Arts degree in legal secretarial science or related field or a paralegal degree and 5 years of experience as a legal secretary or paralegal, executive secretary, or confidential administrative assistant. At the discretion of the hiring judge, a legal secretarial certificate or equivalent may be substituted for an AA degree or paralegal degree on a year-for-year basis. Paralegal experience or administrative legal experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. Should have well-developed skills in the use of technology and automated systems, including the use of electronic documents. Familiarity with case management and document management systems, office suite products, and electronic workflow processing systems is highly desirable. Must excel in grammar and have proficiency in the use of MS Word and Westlaw. Should have knowledge of: principles of legal research and writing; secretarial and office management practices, procedures, and equipment; Washington State court system and procedures; relevant citation and cite-checking sources; legal terminology, forms, and documents; court rules; and English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and arithmetic. Must have ability to: compose correspondence and documents on complex matters; prepare reports and correspondence independently; exercise independent judgment and discretion in court business operations to include evaluating situations and making decisions; proofread accurately; maintain confidentiality and be sensitive to problems and issues; establish and maintain effective working relationships with judges, commissioners, law clerks, court clerk and others; learn, interpret and apply court rules and policies and procedures; use word processing and email software; type accurately; and understand and follow written and oral instructions. Application Deadline: May 31, 2018.
Submit cover letter, resume, and completed judicial branch application.
Washington Court of Appeals, Division I
One Union Square
600 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101-1176