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Legal Assistant I Candidate will work in the Criminal Division. Shall provide Legal Assistant services to include: Provides a variety of direct legal and secretarial support services to the office. Examines, prepares and processes a variety of technical legal documents which are characteristically voluminous and complex in format. Reviews incoming material and independently determines the need for assembly and preparation of a variety of legal documents, e.g., complaints, motions, orders, search and tracking warrants, subpoenas, etc., ensuring all documents are in conformance with rules governing style and format. Prepares discovery packages for distribution, ensuring discovery is complete and necessary redactions are made. Provides assistance to attorneys in trial preparation by performing duties such as independently compiling notebooks, compiling witness and exhibit lists, and organizing discovery documents. Establishes and maintains a variety of files. Ensures appropriate filing is accomplished correctly and timely. Composes original letters that do not require legal interpretations, but do require a good working knowledge of legal procedures and specialized terminology, e.g., discovery and proffer letters, requests for extensions of time in certain cases, declination letters for law enforcement agencies, etc.. Provides a variety of direct clerical and administrative support assistance services to the unit. Receives visitors and telephone callers. Furnishes requested information concerning pending and closed matters and cases, functions and general procedures of the office. Determines which matters should be referred to the AUSA and the urgency of the matter. Performs docketing duties such as opening, updating and closing cases through use of the automated case tracking system. As necessary, searches database for required information. Maintains calendar of assigned active cases. Using calendaring software, maintains calendar(s) of the AUSA(s) by scheduling court appointments, interviews, and conferences, and provides reminders of commitments and court appearances. Develops and maintains suspense system for ongoing cases and informs the AUSA of pending dates and deadlines. Maintains filing and ensures all documents required for court hearings, interviews, and scheduling conferences are promptly and accurately placed in the case file. Produces a variety of written documents and materials utilizing a wide range of office software applications. For example, assignments may include integrating output from different software types, e.g., tables produced by database applications and charts and graphs produced by electronic spreadsheet applications, into word processing or desk top publishing text. Products include complicated tables, graphs and charts which may be incorporated into legal documents or courtroom presentations. Ensures proper format, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: High school Diploma. 2 years of legal experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Knowledgeable in Microsoft Applications (Excel, Word, Outlook etc.) and databases.
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