Legal Assistant

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The Federal Public Defender for the District of New Mexico is accepting applications for a full-time Legal Assistant in the Las Cruces office. The federal defender organization operates under the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. 3006A, to provide criminal defense and related help in federal courts. More than one position may be filled from this posting. Job Description: This position provides secretarial and clerical support to the attorneys and staff utilizing advanced knowledge of legal terminology, Word and information processing software. Legal Assistants must understand district and circuit court rules and protocols; create, edit, and proofread legal documents, correspondence, and memoranda; transcribe dictation; perform cite checking and assemble documents for filing and mailing. Duties also include case management to include opening and closing cases in our case management system, screening and referring telephone calls and visitors; screening incoming mail; reviewing outgoing mail for accuracy; handling routine matters as authorized; assembling and attaching supplemental material to letters or pleadings as required; maintaining calendars; setting appointments as instructed; organizing and photocopying legal documents and case materials; and case file creation and management. Backing up and covering for other legal assistants, case management staff, and the receptionist is a mandatory component of this position. The ideal candidate will have a general understanding of office confidentiality issues, such as attorney/client privilege; the ability to analyze and apply relevant policies and procedures to office operations; exercise good judgment; have a general knowledge of office protocols and secretarial processes; analyze and recommend practical solutions; be proficient in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat; have the ability to communicate effectively with assigned attorneys, other staff, clients, court agency personnel, and the public; and have an interest in indigent criminal defense. Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be self-motivated while also excelling in a fast-paced team environment. Spanish fluency required. Requirements: Minimum qualifications are high school graduate or equivalent and at least thre
The Federal Public Defender for the District of New Mexico is accepting applications for a full-time Legal Assistant in the Las Cruces office. The federal defender organization operates under the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. 3006A, to provide criminal defense and related help in federal courts. More than one position may be filled from this posting. Job Description: This position provides secretarial and clerical support to the attorneys and staff utilizing advanced knowledge of legal terminology, Word and information processing software. Legal Assistants must understand district and circuit court rules and protocols; create, edit, and proofread legal documents, correspondence, and memoranda; transcribe dictation; perform cite checking and assemble documents for filing and mailing. Duties also include case management to include opening and closing cases in our case management system, screening and referring telephone calls and visitors; screening incoming mail; reviewing outgoing mail for accuracy; handling routine matters as authorized; assembling and attaching supplemental material to letters or pleadings as required; maintaining calendars; setting appointments as instructed; organizing and photocopying legal documents and case materials; and case file creation and management. Backing up and covering for other legal assistants, case management staff, and the receptionist is a mandatory component of this position. The ideal candidate will have a general understanding of office confidentiality issues, such as attorney/client privilege; the ability to analyze and apply relevant policies and procedures to office operations; exercise good judgment; have a general knowledge of office protocols and secretarial processes; analyze and recommend practical solutions; be proficient in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat; have the ability to communicate effectively with assigned attorneys, other staff, clients, court agency personnel, and the public; and have an interest in indigent criminal defense. Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be self-motivated while also excelling in a fast-paced team environment. Spanish fluency required. Requirements: Minimum qualifications are high school graduate or equivalent and at least thre
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