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Legal Support 1 or Legal Support 2
Posted on 8/24/2022
INACTIVE
Locations
Fresno, CA, USA • Alameda, CA, USA • Sacramento, CA, USA • San Diego, CA...
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Management
Research
PowerPoint/Keynote/Slides
Requirements
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Five years of litigation secretarial experience and/or training or a Paralegal Certificate
  • Two years of litigation secretarial experience
Responsibilities
  • Open and close cases
  • Communicate with clients, professionals, and others; and direct telephone calls
  • Case file maintenance both paper and e-files
  • Assemble, serve, and file legal documents with the court and administrative agencies
  • Maintain a tickler system for court and administrative calendaring
  • Provide secretarial support as it relates to the preparation of court filings, forms including, in forma pauperis applications, proofs of service, cover sheets, and following all local rule requirements
  • Create and complete documents, correspondence, and forms
  • Provide reception desk back-up
  • Participate in outreach activities to minority and underserved communities
  • Maintain or state on top of current accessibility and application standards
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Provides support to a team of attorneys and advocates
  • Supports complex litigation and e-filing in various courts in the state of California (federal district courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and state trial/appellate courts), including case planning with attorneys and support teams
  • Utilizes organizational skills to assist attorneys effectively and efficiently with case file maintenance, court filings, and client communications
  • Establishes, maintains, and monitors recordkeeping and program data management systems including document management responsibilities including opening and closing cases
  • Adeptly uses various databases, project management and video conference programs
  • Coordinates and provides logistical support for complex projects, trainings, and conferences
  • Maintains calendar, record appearance dates, and legal deadlines
  • Categorizes legal and discovery documents
  • Monitors case flow documentation
  • Prepares and updates legal binders
  • Performs online legal research for legal advocacy staff
  • Creates and maintains legal templates and forms
Desired Qualifications
  • Bilingual on Spanish, Asian or ASL language
  • Two or more years of legal secretarial experience
  • Experience using database applications, web-based applications, or work-flow systems
  • Experience using Microsoft Office suite programs, including Access, PowerPoint, or Publisher
  • Experience working with nonprofit and/or social service agencies
  • Contacts with disability organizations and/or within disability communities
  • Contacts with multi-ethnic organizations and/or within multi-ethnic communities
  • Familiarity and/or extensive contacts with one or more of the following: homelessness, criminal justice, substance abuse, or Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/ Transgender/Intersex (GLBTI) communities
  • Life experience as a person with a disability OR direct experience as a caregiver of a family member with a disability
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice (disability rights, prisoners' rights, immigration rights, and/or other types of civil rights issues)
  • Experience working with clients confined to institutions (psychiatric hospitals, jails, prisons, immigration detention facilities, etc.)
  • Experience using Westlaw or other legal research database and researching local court rules
  • Experience using Summation Case Management or other litigation support and legal review service platform
  • Experience working with nonprofit and/or social service agencies
  • Experience running reports and collecting data
  • Contacts with disability organizations and/or within disability communities
  • Contacts with multi-ethnic organizations and/or within multi-ethnic communities
  • Experience working with and/or sensitivity to persons with disabilities and/or experience working with and/or sensitivity to persons from multi-ethnic communities
  • Life experience as a person with a disability OR direct experience as a caregiver of a family member with a disability
  • Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Korean, or American Sign Language
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