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ProfileLaw Office Assistant I (02-1357) The candidate will work in the administrative section. The administrative section supports the Agency on a statewide basis. The duties of this position may include: Answering the main phone line for the office. Open files in database and generate corresponding forms. Log, scan, copy and redact discovery (police reports and the like received by the agency). Calendar upcoming court hearings. Research court files. Review incoming court documents. Process outgoing mail. Closing, scanning, and archiving files. Prepare legal documents such as pleadings and correspondence in draft and final form in accordance with deadlines, court rules and prescribed department formats and requirements. Reviewing, preparing, notarizing and filing legal documents. Respond to request for general information from the public, clients and other agencies by phone or in person. Serve as a contact person and liaison between the staff and individuals outside the agency to: relay and explain case status, court appointment of legal counsel, purpose of forms and correspondence and date and time of court appearances.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Post-secondary education from an accredited college may substitute for the required experience (3 semester hours/4 quarter hours equal one month). Must have previous work experience handling confidential and sensitive documents. Should have 1 year of experience that includes clerical tasks (such as preparing correspondence or reports, filing, entering data, receiving payments, or maintaining logs) and frequent contacts requiring professionalism (such as with clients, professionals, business representatives, managers, etc.). Should have proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook (email and calendar systems), Adobe Professional and the internet. Must have ability to quickly learn an internal case management system (database). Should have excellent customer service skills, ability to deal with persons from various socioeconomic backgrounds.
Alaska Public Defender Agency
900 W 5th Ave.,
Anchorage, AK 99501-2090