Job Details

Legal Assistant I / Child Support

Company name

Office of the Eaton County Prosecuting Attorney

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff


USD 29869

Years of Experience

1-2 yrs required


Charlotte, MI

Date Last Verified

Mar 14,2018

Posted on

Mar 13,2018
Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
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Legal Assistant I / Child Support The candidate will assist with the preparation of establishing child support and paternity orders that are referred by the DHS Office of Child Support for the State of Michigan and UIFSA (Uniform Interstate Family Support Act) cases. Additional responsibilities will include general clerical duties with extensive data processing, with multiple computer systems, interviewing the interested parties, performing genetic testing and working with the Circuit Court, Friend of the Court and Office of Child Support. Evaluates new Family Support referrals as they are electronically received from the Department of Health and Human Services through the Statewide Computer system, Michigan Child Support Enforcement System (MiCSES). Also sets up and prepares the paperwork for the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) cases. Interviews clients/alleged parents to determine identity, location of other party and receives personal/confidential information needed for processing paperwork. Works with both parties to achieve an Order for the case. Prepares new Family Support and Paternity cases to be filed with the Circuit Court Clerk's Office. This is done by completing the Plaintiff's and Defendant's information, Venue and previous case portions of a summons and Complaint. Process files into electronic file system, which come from the Circuit Court Clerk's Office, by adding the file number, summons date and the Judge's information in the paper file and in the MiCSES system. Updates electronic case files as new or additional information comes in such as invoices from other Counties and update the service information in the MiCSES system. Calculates and prepares Child Support Recommendations based on the income information that is supplied by the Plaintiff and the Defendant. Processes cases when they come back from court. Prepares a Notice of Hearing when another court date has been set. When the cases come back with some type of Order, ie: Temporary Child Support Order, Orders for Genetic Testing or a Child support Judgment, make necessary copies and mail to all parties. Collects DNA samples on Paternity cases and mails in for testing. Occasionally will need to go to the local jail to collect a DNA sample from an inmate. Maintains an appointment calendar in Microsoft Outlook and types documents that are frequently used into Microsoft Word or Excel. Performs Local Operations Administrator (LOA) duties such as updating County information into MiCSES, transfers cases, re-assigns roles and sets up scheduling screens. Also maintains systems security, replacing employees who are leaving with incoming employees, runs local and central queries and takes care of the Personnel Monthly Activity report for each employee in the Office of Child Support and provide to County Accountant. Works on file retention in the general office electronic filing system area or in the vault, if necessary. Purges or destroys necessary files that are no longer needed after five years in as necessary with the Prosecutor's Office when other secretaries are out ill or on vacation. Attend local and out of town training, become a Notary Public and receive genetic testing certification. Must be a high school graduate or its equivalent preferably with legal assistant training, and familiarity with legal terminology. Must have 1-2 years of previous clerical experience including experience with data processing systems such as Microsoft Word and Excel, preferably in a legal setting, financial applications and working with the public. Must be an accurate typist with a high typing proficiency. Application deadline: 03/25/18.

Additional info

Position #2018-3

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Office of the Eaton County Prosecuting Attorney
Eaton County Courthouse
1045 Independence Blvd
Charlotte, MI 48813

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