Legal Assistant I
Positions provide legal administrative support to staff or faculty attorneys, law clinics, or legal centers. Positions require familiarity with legal vocabulary, forms of legal citation, legal or court procedures, and related workflows and information management systems. They typically interact with internal and external parties, including clients, court officials, other attorneys and law firms, and other support staff.
Examples of Work
Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.
• Serves as an assistant to one or more attorneys, including managing calendars, making travel arrangements, providing reception, arranging meetings, and drafting correspondence.
• Responds to routine and moderately complex questions or issues regarding policies, procedures, regulations, and status of legal projects.
• Transcribes dictation, prepares contracts, pleadings, and other legal documents, and develops forms.
• Triages communications to and from attorneys and juggles multiple projects independently.
• Organizes or maintains files, libraries or workflows.
• Provides other office support, such as maintaining supplies, performing or approving fiscal transactions, monitoring and maintain the budget, and serving as a contact for space, equipment or facility issues.
• Updates or assists in developing websites.
• Conducts research and compiles information to assist attorneys.
Education and Experience
Associate’s degree and three years of relevant experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and five years of relevant experience.
Licensure and Certification
This position does not typically have supervisory responsibility.
- Knowledge Of Organization
- Service Excellence
- Office Support Tools
- Active Learning
- Effective Communications
- Office Administration
- Legal Function
- Government Affairs Development Issues And Practices
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