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BALG07-2021-00781-Legal Support Specialist-Sheridan

Company: State of Wyoming
Location: Sheridan
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Description and Functions

Open Until Filled

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Under general direction, to be the first point of contact answering phones and scheduling hearings, appointments, etc.; performs a wide range and variety of general clerical duties for the Office of the State Public Defender andrelated work as required.

Human Resource Contact: Nicki Reitmeyer 307-777-6219,nicki.reitmeyer@wyo.gov

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.

  • Perform legal support specialist duties, including drafting motions, filing and distributing the necessary legal papers to the correct people; making and coordinating appointments and hearings between clients and their attorney, substance abuse evaluators and treatment centers, witnesses, and investigators
  • Gather information by asking questions or determine sources for information to accurately assist the public, law enforcement, attorneys
  • Prepare pleadings, contracts, forms, legal memoranda, and other documents for criminal cases
  • Case management
  • Prepare inter-office court schedule
  • Schedule and track deadlines to move cases forward and meet procedural requirements
  • Enter pertinent data into designated computer systems/software programs, review and verify data, analyze and summarize transcription
  • Maintain limited statistical data
  • This position is the first point of contact for the office.

Qualifications

PREFERENCES:

Preferencemay be given to applicants who have experience in a law office or court.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of legal concepts, terminology, principles, and procedures
  • Knowledge of state and federal court policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of Wyoming Statutes and Agency mission goals, policies, and procedures

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Bachelor's Degree (Typically in Legal Studies/Paralegal)

Experience:

0-1 year of progressive work experience in (Legal Studies/Paralegal)

OR

Education & ExperienceSubstitution:

3-4 years of progressive work experience in (Legal Studies/Paralegal)

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

None

Necessary Special Requirements

PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Minimum travel required.
  • Must be able to lift approximately 30 pounds.

NOTES:

  • FLSA: Non-exempt

Supplemental Information

008-Office of State Public Defender - Administration

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.

URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm

The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

Keywords: State of Wyoming, Billings , BALG07-2021-00781-Legal Support Specialist-Sheridan, Other , Sheridan, Montana

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