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ProfileLegal Assistant III, Criminal Justice Division The candidate composes legal pleadings and correspondence from written drafts and/or oral instructions. Files, prepares, and serves legal documents according to State, Federal and Appellate Court Rules. Follows AGO policies and procedures for preparing and tracking legal documents and correspondence. Schedules depositions, including coordinating dates with the parties, securing facilities, court reporters, and videographers. Schedules hearings for attorneys; corresponds with court administrators and opposing counsel regarding hearings and case status. Advises attorneys of upcoming deadlines for filing of pleadings, meetings, and hearings. Utilizes the case management system (CMS) to track and log documents, deadlines and all cases information. Prepares Expert Agreements and updates Expert Agreement tracking form. Reads incoming mail for attorneys, enters pertinent information from mail into CMS, and provides attorneys with working copies of mail. Maintains and updates all case files for assigned attorneys. Independently composes routine responses and correspondence to courts and other agencies and parties. Tracks and organizes discovery materials, utilizing CMS and other case management tools. Corresponds with agencies, courts, judges, and law enforcement. Disseminates any court orders or any other information affecting the Unit and team members. backup support to other CRJ Legal Assistants. Prepares and obtain signatures on invoice vouchers for authorized expenditures in individual cases. Transmits vouchers to Fiscal for payment. Enter voucher data into CMS to track case specific costs. Respond to inquiries regarding payment. Prepares, assemble, organize and maintain pleadings, correspondence, research and investigation files. Close files upon completion of matter. Categorizing and maintaining litigation, investigation, discovery, and research files. Collecting, organizing and analyzing factual information and documents related to litigation. Tracking case status. Conducting basic legal research; drafting documents, assisting attorneys and paralegals in organizing and preparing evidentiary hearing and trial notebooks, pleadings and exhibits to be used at trial. Assisting attorneys and paralegals with trial witness coordination.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have High School diploma or equivalent and 4 years of experience in a legal environment in support of an attorney, administrative law judge(s), review judge(s) or equivalent; 1 year as a Legal Assistant II; A two-year degree in Legal Secretary Studies, Paralegal Studies or related field of study plus 2 years of legal office experience. A Bachelor's degree may substitute for the Legal Secretary or Paralegal degree.
Washington State Attorney General's Office
1116 W Riverside Ave
Spokane, WA 99201-1194