Website State Of Texas
The Legal Assistant III performs advanced (senior-level) legal assistant work. Work involves coordinating legal activities; researching, analyzing, investigating, and drafting legal documents; and assisting attorneys with case management and maintaining case management system. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
- Provides support to attorneys assigned to handle lawsuits and other matters involving the agency including:
- Preparing, reviewing, and editing pleadings, motions, briefs, abstracts, petitions, summary judgments, legal correspondence, and other documents; assembling, organizing and preparing case files, indexes, exhibits, affidavits, documents and other evidence; drafting and proofing for accuracy the timely written responses to interrogatories, requests for production, requests for admissions, requests for information, and subpoenas; calendaring, monitoring, and assisting attorneys in meeting scheduling order and other deadlines;
- Maintaining contact with individuals and program areas involved in a case or matter; scheduling depositions and witness meetings;
- Preparing attorneys for meetings with complainants, witnesses, and expert witnesses; accurately storing and maintaining documents in electronic case files; attending witness interviews and depositions; retrieving documents from court records; conducting investigations;
- Preparing chronologies, fact summaries, and witness files; and drafting status reports.
- Uses word processing to prepare, revise, format and finalize a wide variety of documents, including pleadings, motions, briefs, abstracts, petitions, summarize depositions, and other legal correspondence and documents as needed and in accordance with established timeframes.
- Reviews, edits and proofreads documents to ensure accuracy of spelling, grammar and legal citations. Routes document drafts to attorney for approval within established timeframes.
- Knowledge of legal terminology; state and federal laws, rules, and regulations; research methods and techniques; of administrative and court procedures; of the legislative process; and of public notice requirements.
- Skill in understanding and processing information, in the use of office equipment, and in the use of a computer and applicable software. Ability to conduct research; to draft, prepare, and interpret legal documents; to evaluate and relate findings to cases in question; to conduct investigations; to communicate effectively.
- Initial Screening Criteria: A paralegal degree or at least three years experience as a Legal Assistant. Experience in litigation is preferred.
Company: State Of Texas
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Austin, TX, US
Application Deadline: N/A