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Legal Support Specialist

Company: State of Arkansas
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Position Number: 22095025

County: Pulaski

Posting End Date: June 3, 2021

Anticipated Starting Salary: $29,046 - $33,402

Preferred qualifications for a successful candidate include:

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with internal and external points of contact. (Represents 75% of the work load)
  • Ability to answer phones on a switchboard and direct calls accurately
  • Ability to create and maintain electronic files accurately.
  • Ability to function in a team environment.
  • Adaptability to perform special duties and tasks as assigned.

Position Information

Class Code: C046C

Grade: GS04

FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT

Salary Range: $29,046.00 - $42,117.00

Summary

The Legal Support Specialist is responsible for providing legal administrative support to agency legal personnel. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Reviews incoming legal cases and documents for completeness, accuracy, and compliance and prepares a variety of legal pleadings for review by the attorney. Processes all documents for court and legal action. Issues and processes subpoenas for witnesses for court hearings or mediation and processes statements. Maintains a schedule to monitor service of process, return of service and other time sensitive documents. Schedules hearings, sets case for court, enters case into docket book for court and assembles all necessary case materials for attorney. Prepares Answers to Motions and orders correctly and timely and routes orders to judge or opposing counsel when approved by the attorney. Creates, opens, and maintains confidential case files, updates narrative as case progresses and enters case information into appropriate database. Prepares, faxes, copies, files, and mails case information and documents, as needed, in a timely manner, following established procedures and protocol. Assists customers on case status, either in person or on telephone, and provides general information or routine responses. Transcribes hearings. Copies, files, and processes documents following standardized procedures. Initiates telephone calls to the respondent, defendant, attorney's office, and others directly involved in the case. Conducts research and investigations as assigned and reports findings to attorney/judge in written or verbal narrative. Performs duties as assigned.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations, the legal process and legal terminology. Knowledge of computers and software application programs, database management and basic accounting principles. Knowledge of office practices and legal research techniques. Ability to compose, proofread and edit correspondence, reports and other documents. Ability to coordinate, instruct and review the work of others as a lead worker. Ability to handle confidential information. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with agency staff and other relevant legal and agency contacts. Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma, plus two years of specialized training in the legal secretarial or clerical field; plus two years of legal secretarial experience or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock

Keywords: State of Arkansas, Little Rock , Legal Support Specialist, Other , Little Rock, Arkansas

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