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ProfileLegal Assistant II-III Duties : Performs complex to highly complex legal assistant work by managing attorneys’ case-loads including scheduling, prioritizing, attending initial interviews and depositions, or attending hearings and trials. Works under general to limited supervision with moderate to considerable latitude for the user of initiative and independent judgment. Participates in coordinating discovery including drafting, responding, and calendaring of discovery deadlines, and other requests for information in accordance with local, state, federal and agency rules and procedures; maintains case information in electronic litigation support/case management system including case status, scheduling of deadlines and other pertinent information; and reviews mail and screens calls for attorneys. Maintains calendar/docket, files, case openings and closings. Assists in all phases of trial preparation, including setting hearings/depositions/meetings, ordering records, coordinating discovery requests with client agencies, organizing trial notebooks and exhibits and preparing witnesses for trial; drafts, prepares, and reviews legal documents; researches legal sources such as administrative records, articles, agency rules and regulations; prepares memoranda on research findings. Participates in managing and scheduling attorneys’ case-loads; prioritizes and organizes files; prepares chronologies, fact summaries, and witness files; files pleadings with court; communicates with client agencies, court personnel, and outside entities; and may train others. Legal Assistant III: All of the above functions for Legal Assistant II PLUS: May supervise the work of others. Performs related work as assigned. Maintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functions. Attends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work schedule. Ensures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information. Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity.
Qualification and Experience
Legal Assistant II: Should have graduation from high school or equivalent. Must have graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree; may substitute 1+ year legal assistant, legal secretary, or general office experience in a legal environment for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Must have 2+ years of experience working in the following (or closely related) fields: legal assistant; legal secretary, or general office experience. Must have knowledge of office procedures in a legal setting.
Legal Assistant III: All of the above functions for Legal Assistant II PLUS: One additional year of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields: legal assistant; legal secretary, or general office experience.
Preferred Qualification : Graduation from a course of study for legal assistants\paralegal. Experience with: Criminal Histories, Warrants, Jail Records, Secure Share, Word, Powerpoint, Omnixx and Adobe Acrobat Pro. Knowledge of Electronic Filing, legal terminology and principles and the Michael Morton Act.
POSTING NUMBER: 18-0528
Texas Office of the Attorney General
300 West 15th Street
Austin, TX 78701