Job Details

Legal Assistant

Company name

Washington State Attorney General's Office

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jun 11,2019

Valid Through

Sep 24,2019

Posted on

May 10,2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 3575 to 4688 Monthly

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Tumwater, WA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Legal Assistant 4, Social and Health Services Division, Attorney General's Office
The candidate serves as the primary Legal Assistant to Section Chief(s)/Team Leaders and perform expert level legal support functions for the attorneys, supervises legal support staff, and are members of the Social and Health Services Olympia Management Team and Lead Team. Supervises, trains, and coaches legal support staff in the performance of all duties; assists in the prioritization of work, monitors legal assistants work for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with court rules; evaluates employee suggestions, concerns, or needs. Assists in hiring, conducts performance evaluations, and conducts corrective action for designated staff. Has the authority to approve timekeeping, leave, and schedule requests for assigned team. Assures appropriate and optimum use of the organization's resources. Enhances the effectiveness of employees through timely appraisal and professional development opportunities. Interprets attorney's instructions to draft and prepare pleadings, discovery, and case correspondence as needed. Initiates correspondence and pleadings for attorneys' signatures; proofread, format, and finalize letters, memos, reports, and pleadings. Reviews legal documents for proper format and ensures court rules are followed. Checks legal citations, references and quotes. Maintains an expert working knowledge of the procedures for electronic filings, as well as the rules and procedures for filing in state and federal courts. Reads and maintains a working knowledge of complex rules, policies, and operating procedures, office-wide and for all courts and boards. Schedules and coordinates activities for assigned attorneys. Contacts various boards, courts, clients, and other parties for information. Organizes and prepares litigation documents for trial and/or hearing. Keeps attorneys informed of upcoming deadlines and commitments. Maintains physical and electronic files, including electronic calendars. Coordinates with the Administrative Office Manager and other division managers to plan, lead and organize the work performed by other office staff. Assists in drafting of new office procedures and updates the office manuals to maximize the efficiency and operations of a legal office. As a member of the division's management team and assistant to the Section Chief(s)/Team Leaders, attends regular and special management meetings. Participates in division business planning. Models and provides leadership to promote team work, motivates staff, and produces high quality services.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have following qualifications:
Option 1: High School diploma or equivalent and 5 years of experience in a legal environment in support of an attorney, administrative law judge(s), review judge(s) or equivalent including 2 years of supervising, leading, mentoring, coaching or training experience;
Option 2: 1 year experience as a Legal Assistant 3;
Option 3: A combination of six years of college education and/or relevant experience including 2 years of supervising, leading, mentoring, coaching or training experience.

Additional info

Send letter of interest, describing specific qualifications for the position; current resume detailing experience and education.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Washington State Attorney General's Office
1125 Washington St SE
PO BOX 40100
Olympia, WA 98504-0100

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