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Legal Assistant II


Positions provide advanced legal administrative support to staff or faculty attorneys, law clinics, or legal centers. Positions require in-depth knowledge of legal vocabulary, forms of legal citation, legal or court procedures, and related workflows and information management systems. They typically interact with and serve as a key liaison to internal and external parties, including clients, court officials, other attorneys and law firms, and other support staff. They may be responsible for coordinating special projects or legal programs and supervising 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 senior attorneys or faculty directors, including managing calendars, making travel arrangements, triaging communications, arranging meetings, and drafting correspondence.
• Oversees office or clinic operations, including supervision of other support staff.
• Coordinates and supports conferences, academic courses, continuing education programs, lectures, and board meetings.
• Responds to complex questions or issues regarding policies, procedures, regulations, and status of legal projects.
• Develops office procedures, manuals and workflows. Provides training on procedures and systems.
• Coordinates publications, brochures, website, or other materials.
• Provides paralegal services.
• May coordinate special projects or programs.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and seven years of relevant experience.

Licensure and Certification

Some positions may require paralegal certification or training.


This position does not typically have supervisory responsibility.


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