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ProfileLegal Assistant The candidate provides secretarial and clerical support to the attorneys and staff utilizing advanced knowledge of legal terminology, word and information processing software. Duties also include: screening and referring telephone calls and visitors; screening incoming mail; reviewing outgoing mail for accuracy; handling routine matters as authorized; assembling and attaching supplemental material to letters or pleadings as required; maintaining calendars; setting appointments as instructed; organizing and photocopying legal documents and case materials; and case file management. Must understand district and circuit court rules and protocols; edit and proofread legal documents, correspondence, and memoranda; transcribe dictation; perform cite checking and assemble copies with attachments for filing and mailing. Must have general understanding of office confidentiality issues, such as attorney/client privilege; the ability to analyze and apply relevant policies and procedures to office operations; exercise good judgment; have a general knowledge of office protocols and secretarial processes; analyze and recommend practical solutions; be proficient in WordPerfect, Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat; have the ability to communicate effectively with assigned attorneys, other staff, clients, court agency personnel, and the public; and have an interest in indigent criminal defense. Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be self-motivated while also excelling in a fast paced team environment. Spanish fluency is required. Deadline: June 29, 2018.
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Federal Public Defender-District of New Mexico
506 S. Main
Las Cruces, NM 88001