Legal Assistant

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General summary

This is a first-level legal support position responsible for assisting in the preparation of legal documents, scheduling meetings, and preparing reports. Under the guidance and direction of an attorney, an employee performs research on legal issues, files legal documents, and drafts legal instruments and correspondence.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous levels: Knowledge of legal concepts, court proceedings and federal and state laws. Knowledge of investigative strategies and processes. Ability to recognize and evaluate relevant facts. Ability to draft legal documents. Ability to make analytical and logical decisions.

Typical qualifications

Associate degree or 2-4 years of experience in a legal environment. (Substitutions may be allowed.)

Pay grade