The Office of the Attorney General is seeking a legal secretary to serve the Correctional Litigation Section of the Office’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Division. We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, work-life balance, and full-time hours.
LEGAL SECRETARY (00654)
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
CORRECTIONAL LITIGATION SECTION
DUTIES: The successful candidate hired into this position will serve as a legal secretary in the Correctional Litigation Section and provide administrative and secretarial support for the attorneys in the section. The incumbent will also be responsible for filing pleadings including electronic filing in the Western and Eastern U.S. District Courts; Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and state courts which use electronic filing. Duties include filing pleadings in state courts by mail, keeping attorneys’ files updated, proofreading, processing mail, preparing travel reimbursement vouchers and opening new cases. Other administrative duties may be assigned.
The position is based in Richmond, Virginia.
QUALIFICATIONS: Competent working knowledge of legal terminology, court procedures and case management systems. Position requires well-developed written and oral communication skills, proficiency in time management, the ability to work independently and as a team member, and the ability to organize and analyze large quantities of written and verbal information. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure and to adjust priorities without close supervision. Experience as a legal secretary is preferred. This position requires the ability to type, familiarity with Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, and Excel), and the ability to learn to use document management and case management software. The preferred candidate will possess experience being a Notary Public.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience.
TO APPLY: Please apply on-line at virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com. Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted until this position is filled.
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