Legal Assistant
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Legal Assistant
Ref No.: 18-04889
Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Segment:State and Local
JPAS:NO
• Provides secretarial /paralegal assistance to agency executives in legal environments who have complex program or operational responsibilities.
• Performs research, management, and case investigative work.
• Drafts affidavits, pleadings, briefs and interrogatories.
• Prepares exhibit books.
• Reads and summarizes depositions for trail use.
• Responds to plaintiff's discovery requests.
• Interviews witnesses and defendants to prepare for trail.
• Uses word processing system to key, proofread and edit letters, memoranda, briefs, pleadings, expense,
travel and miscellaneous forms from handwritten drafts, dictation and t typed drafts.
• Takes and transcribes legal dictation.
• Types routine correspondence.
• Answers telephone, take messages, direct calls, receive clients and distribute deliveries.
• Performs other assigned duties such as mail, creating case files and filing, completing and maintaining forms, and making travel arrangements.
Working knowledge of the State and/or federal court systems, of legal case management and litigation support techniques.
• Knowledge of legal terminology, office / administrative management ability with a variety of clerical / administrative duties.
• Ability to use word processing software / systems.
• Paralegal training or experience.