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Legal Assistant 2, Public Counsel Unit, Attorney General's Office The candidate will perform duties 75% of the time for the Public Counsel Unit and 25% of the time for the Consumer Protection Division's Manufactured Housing Unit. Duties include: Public Counsel Unit: Plans, schedules initiates, and carries out all legal form preparation; files and serves legal documents according to current Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission, state, federal, and local court rules; examines all outgoing legal documents and correspondence for formatting and typographical errors; checks legal citations for accuracy; advises attorneys of upcoming deadlines and special items needing their attention; organizes documents and information; sets up and maintains litigation files according to office procedure; enters case data into the case management system; acts as the Critical Events Calendar Reader for the Unit, schedules and coordinates meetings, depositions, and court hearings. Monitors incoming deliveries and electronic mail; processes incoming mail and calendars all dates per division policy; mails and delivers documents. Prepares and processes A-19 voucher payments, makes and confirms travel and lodging arrangements, prepares and processes Expert Witness contracts; monitors the receipt of and proper filing of data requests and data request responses from multiple parties on all case proceedings. Consumer Protection Division: Use independent judgment and knowledge of applicable court rules to prepare, file with the court, and serve legal documents. Examine outgoing documents to assure all necessary procedural steps, requirements, and deadlines are met. Prepare and examine outgoing legal documents and correspondence and ensures they are formatted per court rules, legal citations are accurate, and AGO standards are met. Schedules and coordinates meetings, depositions, and court hearings; monitors incoming deliveries and faxes and in the absence of the assigned paralegal identifies items that require the immediate attention of an AAG. Processes incoming mail and accurately calendars due dates and deadlines. Creates and maintains paper and electronic investigation, litigation and enforcement case files. Enters and updates case information into the Case Management System; coordinates projects with the General Services Department. Makes and confirms travel and lodging arrangements; identifies and prepares cases for storage at the state Records Center. Prepares, processes and tracks invoice payments; prepares and submits travel vouchers using the AGO electronic travel management system.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have following Qualifications:
Option 1: High School diploma or equivalent and 2 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 1.
Option 3: A two-year degree in Legal Secretary Studies, Paralegal Studies or related field plus 1 year of legal office experience.
A Bachelor's degree may substitute for the Legal Secretary or Paralegal degree.
Send: A letter of interest, describing your specific qualifications for the position; A current resume detailing experience, education, and current salary.
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