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ProfileLegal Assistant The candidate under direction and supervision of an attorney performing a variety of paralegal tasks for the Civil Division attorney staff. Maintain and organize case files; track court dockets; maintain database for contracts; track and calendar court deadlines and other deadlines associated with administrative rules and orders; prepare documents for opening and closing files for administrative purposes. Maintain general contact with clients; assist outside administrative agencies, attorneys, and the public regarding legal requirements and procedures relative to the agency and answer inquiries regarding case status. Assist with day-to-day operations, projects and functions of the office; plan, arrange and carry out training for professional licensing boards; pick up and deliver documents to other state agencies; assist with administration of established strategies and goals. Draft legal documents, including contracts, pleadings, motions, and other court documents; proofread documents and pleadings; use proper citation for case law and other authorities listed in the Bluebook of Citation; verify citations in briefs, legal memoranda, and opinions and prepare tables of cases and authorities; utilize proper legal terminology; file court documents utilizing proper procedure and format required by each court. Assist attorneys in preparing for hearings, trials and meetings; including preparation of exhibits, schedule conference calls and meetings. Prepare agendas for, attend and prepare minutes of administrative meetings; maintain professional growth and development relating to the latest developments in the legal field, computer applications and other related topics. Perform investigative and legal research, including internet and Westlaw retrieval of pertinent materials; compile information necessary for reports and case development. Review, calendar and process mail; compile information for reports; make travel arrangements for attorneys; prepare travel vouchers; answer and screen telephone calls; assist other support staff as necessary; other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate preference may be given to candidates with an Associate's degree or higher in paralegal/legal studies or candidates that have 3 years of work experience as a paralegal or legal assistant. Should have Bachelor's Degree (typically in Paralegal/Legal Studies). Must have 0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Paralegal /Legal Studies) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Legal Support Specialist OR 3-5 years of years of progressive work experience (typically in Paralegal /Legal Studies) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Legal Support Specialist.
Knowledge: Knowledge of legal concepts, terminology, principles and procedures. Knowledge in the use of legal reference material and legal research; including online research in Westlaw. Knowledge of state and federal court policies and procedures. Knowledge of governmental and legislative processes. Knowledge of agency mission goals, policies and procedures. Knowledge of office organization, methods, standards and practices. Knowledge and skill in Word, Excel, Power Point and Access applications.
Skills: Skill in organization and maintenance of voluminous legal documents. Skill in reading and analyzing moderately complex legal material including court cases and opinions. Skill in legal document preparation and editing. Skill in working with the public and other legal staff. Skill in producing professional written communication. Skill in effective verbal communication. Skill in effective verbal communication.
Ability: Ability to read and understand Wyoming Statutes, court decisions, legal documents and similar materials. Ability to reason logically and analyze situations accurately and recommend an effective course of action. Ability to analyze relevant law and to set forth a statement of the facts and conclusions. Ability to work cooperatively with attorneys, support staff, technical staff and the general public. Ability to use general office equipment including computers, fax machines, copiers, scanners, calculators.
Wyoming Attorney General's Office
123 Capitol Building
200 W. 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002