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Legal Assistant

Raleigh, NC
Job Purpose:
This position will provide direct support for our client by providing a wide variety of technical legal assistance services. The work requires a specialized knowledge of the processes, procedures, and practices of legal assistance activities in conjunction with knowledge of clerical and administrative office skills and an ability to apply these skills to increase the effectiveness for our client.

  • Examines, prepares, and processes a variety of technical legal documents which are characteristically voluminous and complex in format. Reviews incoming material and determines the need for assembly and preparation of a variety of legal documents, e.g., complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, and subpoenas.
  • Obtains needed information from files, law enforcement agencies, or other sources, and submits completed legal documents to our client and, in limited cases, directly to the court
  • With limited instructions, prepares such legal actions as indictments, criminal complaints, search warrants, judgments, applications, notices, affidavits, summonses, grand jury subpoenas, rules to show cause, proofs of claim, and satisfaction of judgment. Completes variable aspects of recurring legal documents in conformance with the rules governing their style and format.
  • Aid attorneys in trial preparation by performing duties such as independently compiling trial notebooks, assembling jury instructions, and compiling witness and exhibit lists. Coordinates with the victim/witness specialist to ensure adherence to current Departmental guidelines relating to victims' rights and services responsibilities. Notifies appropriate individuals of victim/witness issues.
  • Verify citation and statutory references contained in legal documents. Ensures citations are complete and consistent with source material.
  • Develop table of contents and indices to briefs in accordance with established format. Lists cited cases, opinions, and miscellaneous references in briefs.
  • Compose original letters that do not require legal interpretations but do require a good working knowledge of legal procedures and specialized terminology, e.g., transmittal of pleading, requests for extensions of time in certain cases, advising of actions taken or developments in cases referred by other federal departments and agencies, and notices to attorneys representing defendants.
  • Receives visitors and telephone callers. Furnishes requested information concerning pending and closed matters and cases, functions, and general procedures of the office.
  • Establish and maintain a variety of files. Searches legal reference files for information needed by our client in conducting interviews and preparing correspondence. Assembles exhibits, affidavits, and other legal documents from file material. Separates, screens, selects, assembles, and organizes files and records material for disposition or transfer to records depository in accordance with established procedures.
  • Perform docketing duties such as opening, updating and closing cases through use of the automated case tracking system. As necessary, searches database for required information
  • Maintains calendar of assigned active cases. Tracks filing, hearing, and trial dates, and scheduling conference and interviews.
  • Maintain calendar(s) for our client, scheduling appointments, interviews, and conferences, and provides reminders of commitments and court appearances.
  • Arrange travel by preparing itinerary and securing transportation and hotel reservations. Prepares travel authorizations and vouchers.
  • May perform general clerical/administrative functions e.g., ordering supplies and equipment, processing time and attendance records, and maintaining administrative files.
  • Produces a variety of written documents and materials utilizing a wide range of office software applications. Products include complicated tables, graphs and charts which may be incorporated into legal documents or courtroom presentations. Ensures proper format, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.
  • Provide automated litigation assistance to attorneys in trial preparation and courtroom presentations.
  • Other assigned duties.
Education and Experience:
  • Knowledge of a variety of local court rules, legal documents, processes, and procedures sufficient to present legal information and facts that are readily verifiable, requiring relatively limited searches of reference, file, or historical material, and involving comparisons of information with explicit criteria.
  • Knowledge of the capabilities, operating characteristics, and advanced functions of one or more types of office automation software, e.g., database, spreadsheet, graphics and/or word processing. Knowledge of the similarities, differences and procedural steps and processes to integrate two or more of these software types.
  • Knowledge of the litigation process and court proceedings to perform non-routine assignments, e.g., preparing various legal papers in response to incoming mail. Also requires

Strativia understands that our staff is our number one asset. Therefore, we provide competitive salaries and health benefits along with a robust training and development plans to help ensure that our employees are happy and motivated. If you are interested in the opportunity above please contact us and join a dynamic, fun and, fast growing organization.

Strativia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives for diversity. Strativia in accordance with applicable law, does not discriminate in hiring or otherwise in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. EOE/AA/Vets


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