Job Details

Legal Assistant Ii

Company name

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jun 11, 2021

Valid Through

Sep 24, 2021

Posted on

Apr 30, 2021

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 17 to 20 Annually

Location

Georgetown, TX, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Legal Assistant II
Duties: Assists the Civil Division Chief in communicating and following up on directives to the entire division. Executes responsibilities for preparing correspondence, motions, orders, briefs and other legal documents as requested by the Civil Division Chief and Assistant County Attorney - Civil. Assists with the preparation of discovery, subpoenas, briefs and other time sensitive legal documents. Assists with records management and filing. Coordinates witnesses during time of litigation and scheduling depositions. Assists in the process of settlement of damage claims. Serves as liaison between the County Attorney’s Office and Elected Officials, department heads and representatives of other governmental entities, as well as with members of the general public. Functions as a resource for outside agencies which have business with the Williamson County Attorney’s Office. Works closely with the Local Mental Health Authority, social/case workers, local/state hospitals, and the Health and Human Services Commission. May be the first point of contact for intake of application from social worker or public requesting assistance in filing cases involving persons in need of involuntary commitments or other mental health related matters; attends commitment hearings as necessary. Processes and drafts motions and orders, set hearing dates, notifies parties of hearing dates and coordinates transportation for patient to attend hearings as required. Assists the Civil Division and County Attorney with new programs and office procedures. Exhibits and ensures proper customer service is provided at all times. Communicates with the County Attorney’s Office staff/prosecutors, private attorneys, local mental health authority counselors, jail staff, courthouse personnel, citizens and outside agencies. Provides confidential high-level assistance to the Civil Division and County Attorney. Attends and coordinates meetings as assigned by the Civil Division Chief, the Office Administrator, Chief of Staff, or the County Attorney. Prioritizes calls/electronic communications for the Civil Division, referring inquiries as appropriate and giving information as required. Supports the Assistant County Attorney – Civil with Public Information Act Requests (PIA). Supports the Assistant County Attorney – Civil with civil mental health commitment cases. Responds to incoming telephone calls, takes messages and routes to appropriate person. Exhibits and ensures proper customer service is provided at all times. Performs other duties and related special projects as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Education and experience equivalent to a Paralegal/Legal Assistant Certificate. Ability to interpret statutory, regulatory and procedural requirements. Strong organizational skills and proven ability to maintain accurate, detailed records that will be audited periodically. Ability to work under pressure in a high-volume office, produce accurate work and meet established deadlines. Ability to exhibit a high level of confidentiality and integrity while handling sensitive matters. Demonstrate a high level of initiative and responsibility and work independently. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Preferred Qualifications: 5 years of experience working in a fast-paced legal environment with previous public-sector employment. Working knowledge of county government and civil law procedures.

Additional info

Job #14.01645

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Williamson County Attorney's Office
405 Martin Luther King
Suite 240
Georgetown, TX 78626

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