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Provides assistance and support in legal matters by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or performing research. Coordinates and tracks litigation documents, organizes exhibits, and maintains related databases or filing systems.

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.

  • Assists attorneys with legal tasks and activities to support and protect the organization.
  • Investigates and procures information and documents from a variety of sources for analysis. Meets with clients and other professionals to discuss details of case.
  • Collects law sources for attorneys such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, codes, constitutions, and legal codes for preparation of legal documents, such as briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, etc.
  • Maintains repositories of legal documentation and databases. Organizes and maintains documents in paper or electronic filing system.
  • Prepares legal documents or correspondence, including affidavits, briefs, motions, pleadings, appeals, and contracts.
  • Prepares for litigation or other proceedings by performing tasks such as organizing exhibits and logging documents.
  • Directs and coordinates law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas. Keeps and monitors legal volumes and subscriptions to ensure that law library and resources are up-to-date and accessible. Coordinates legal schedules or activities.

Education and Experience

An associate’s degree and two years of appropriate experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not typically include supervisory responsibility.


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