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Legal Assistant Senior
Ref No.: 18-13337
Location: Trenton, NJ (Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex), New Jersey
Segment:State and Local
JOB OPENING TYPE:SONJ- New Request
JPAS:NO
Job Description:
  • 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 plaintiffÆs 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 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.
  • Considerable knowledge of the State and/or federal court systems, of legal case management and litigation support techniques.
  • Considerable 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.