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Legal Support Specialist

Company: State of Wyoming
Location: Casper
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

Education - Bachelor's Degree Skills - Legal Drafting Description and Functions Open Until Filled GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Under general direction to be first point of contact answering phones and schedules hearings, appointments, etc.; performs a wide range and variety of general clerical duties for the Office of State Public Defender; and related work as required. Human Resource Contact: Nicki ************ *********************** ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level. Perform all legal support specialist duties: 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 public, law enforcement, attorneys; Prepare pleadings, contracts, forms, legal memoranda and other documents for criminal cases; Case management Prepare inner-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: Preference may 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 & Experience Substitution: 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 All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly. Supplemental Information 008-Office of State Public Defender - Trial Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure. URL: **************************************************** 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.

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Legal Support Specialist
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