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Legal Assistant II-IV (21-0131)

Company: Texas State Job Bank
Location: AUSTIN
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Please paste the following URL into a browser to view the entire job posting in the CAPPS Career Section: /careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=00013873You may apply to the job directly through the CAPPS Career Section. It is not necessary to apply both through Work In Texas and CAPPS Career Section GENERAL DESCRIPTIONPerforms highly advanced legal tasks for several attorneys in the General Litigation Division by performing legal research and drafting complex legal documents. Work involves researching and analyzing legal sources; coordinating complex discovery documents for use in legal proceedings; assisting attorneys in preparation for trial including organizing notebooks, exhibits and witnesses; and managing attorneys caseload. OAG employees enjoy excellent benefits along with tremendous opportunities to do important work at a large, dynamic state agency making a positive difference in the lives of Texans.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSLegal Assistant II:Drafts, prepares, organizes and reviews legal documents in complex litigation; coordinates complex discovery including the drafting, responding, and calendaring of interrogatories, requests for production, requests for admissions, and other requests for information in accordance with local, state, federal and agency rules and procedures; analyzes, drafts, and responds to general correspondence and memoranda regarding open records requests, opinion requests, and other documents; assists with drafting cost analyses and bill summaries for proposed legislation; tracks and analyzes relevant legislationSchedules, attends, assists, and prepares attorneys for hearings, trials, agency meetings, appellate arguments, depositions, docket calls, administrative hearings or committee meetings; manages attorneys caseloads; organizes case files; attends initial interviews and depositions; conducts investigations; and prepares chronologies, fact summaries and witness files; assists attorneys and support staff with case management; develops and maintain databases for statistical and other information; maintains calendar/docket, files, case openings and closings; file pleadings with the court; coordinates assembling, and preparing evidence, exhibits, affidavits, and other documents for use in legal proceedings; summarizes depositions and other legaldocuments; prepares and coordinates service of subpoenas, notices of deposition, and other legal documents to witnesses and parties to actionsResearches and analyzes legal sources such as statutes, case law, administrative records, opinions, articles, treatises, land titles, abstracts, and rules and regulations; uses computer assisted research; prepares memoranda on research findings; assists in all phases of trial preparation, including setting hearings/depositions/meetings, ordering medical records, coordinating discovery requests with client agencies, and organizing trial notebooks and exhibits; prepares witnesses for trialCommunicates with client agencies, court personnel, and outside entities; trains and/or provides technical assistance to less tenured legal assistants; assists with conducting training seminarsLegal Assistant III: All of the above functions for a Legal Assistant II PLUS:Ability to prepare training presentations on knowledge, skills, and abilities related to jobLegal Assistant IV: All of the above functions for a Legal Assistant III PLUS:Ability to coordinate, review, and assign work for others. Ability to work for three or more attorneys with large case dockets.Performs related work as assignedMaintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functionsAttends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work scheduleEnsures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected informationComplies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrityQualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSLEGAL ASSISTANT II:Education: Graduation from high school or equivalentE

Keywords: Texas State Job Bank, Austin , Legal Assistant II-IV (21-0131), Other , AUSTIN, Texas

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