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Legal Staff Paralegal in Saint Paul, MN

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Company name

Minnesota Court of Appeals

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Saint Paul, MN

Date Last Verified

Jun 19,2018

Posted on

Jun 12,2018

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Judicial Administrative Assistant Duties: The candidate will act as executive assistant to two judges by performing various chambers-management tasks, including: manage judges' schedule and calendaring; assist judges with preparing for upcoming appointments. Will facilitate judges' collaboration with and supervision of law clerks and other court staff. Track and report judges' expense reimbursement, judicial-education credits, and vacation use. Assist judges with preparing presentation materials for Continuing Legal Education presentations and other speaking engagements. Coordinate many aspects of the progress of an appeal at the Court of Appeals, from the time the appeal is assigned to the judge to the time the opinion is released, including; Maintain calendars of case status and track deadlines; remind judges and staff of important dates. Coordinate the progress of an opinion from drafting stages to final release. Edit and proofread draft opinions according to judge's instruction. Ensure that draft opinions are consistent with the court's uniform formatting and citation style. Coordinate review of draft opinions by other judges and compile feedback for the authoring judge's consideration. Navigate court's electronic case-management system to retrieve case information, input data to reflect case status, and process opinions for release. Type and format templates for various court documents. Receive and distribute bench memoranda, electronically and in hard copies. Upload case documents to electronic case-tracking system and SharePoint site. Coordinate the receipt and return of physical case records. Perform other administrative tasks as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification:The candidate should have graduation from accredited high school or equivalent supplemented by a college degree and/or post high school legal/paralegal training. Must have 3+ years of experience in a legal support position. Must be highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat. Proficiency in Microsoft Powerpoint and Microsoft Excel is preferred. Must have excellent skills in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation; editing and proofreading.

Application Deadline: June 22, 2018

Interviews: Tentatively scheduled for July 12-13, 2018.

Start Date: August 13, 2018

Additional info

Job #04654

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Minnesota Court of Appeals
Minnesota Judicial Center 25 Consitution Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55155-6102
Phone: 651-284-3863