LEGAL ASSISTANT

LEGAL ASSISTANT

JOB DESCRIPTION

24 hours a week

$17,500/year

No benefits

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge and Experience In:

  • Principles, practices, and objectives as related to providing support and assistance to attorneys and staff members
  • Advanced knowledge of community resources, agencies, and organizations and how they apply to cases
  • Windows-based operating systems, Microsoft-Office (Word), email and the Internet

Education and Training:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in secretarial work

           Licenses/Certificates:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver’s License and proof of Insurance

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Legal Advocacy:

  • Responsible for providing information and assistance to attorneys.
  • Provide court-related support for  attorneys
  • Maintain good communication with Court Clerk’s, Law Enforcement Agencies, Defense Attorney’s and the public to maintain quality and timely work

Office Duties

  • Become familiar with e-filing system to e-file all documents to the Court
  • Type all motions, governor’s warrants, writs, and any other paperwork requested by the attorneys
  • Process all motions to amend, dismiss, deferred judgment paperwork and amended charges
  • Track all deferred judgments and unsupervised probation cases
  • Front Staff for all incoming traffic
  • Answer all telephone calls and transfer messages to appropriate person in office
  • Enter all county cases in CDAC ACTION tracking system
  • Process cases returned from court each day
  • Relay files to the appropriate person in the office for further work
  • Pull court docket for attorneys and furnish attorneys with copy of docket
  • Process the daily mail, court rounds and law enforcement rounds
  • Process all cases that have been sentenced, and date file for shredding
  • File paperwork received in the office in cases
  • Request and copy discovery for defense attorneys and defendants
  • Date stamp all discovery and number each page as it is received
  • Sign for all reports relayed to the office from law enforcement
  • Copy all CD’s, DVD’s and tapes received from law enforcement for discovery
  • Make files for all new felony cases and class 1 misdemeanor cases
  • Pull files at end of year for shredding