Division: Civil Litigation, Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Unit
Position Type: Unclassified (At-Will), Full-Time, Nonexempt, Benefits-Eligible
Location: Topeka, Kansas (Shawnee County)
Compensation: $16.83 – $20.19 hourly DOE
The Office of the Kansas Attorney General (OAG) is accepting applications to fill a Legal Assistant position in our Civil Litigation Division, Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Unit to perform paraprofessional legal and clerical work. The OAG is an organization that values individuals who strive to work in a team environment, where a positive attitude and willingness to assist others is critical. We seek to hire individuals who exemplify the highest standards of integrity, efficiency and professionalism. Successful candidates must be well-organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, punctual and prompt.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
– Assist in drafting briefs, pleadings, correspondence, reports and other documents in connection with legal proceedings.
– Provide litigation support to attorneys. This includes distributing discovery; coordinating sequence of witnesses; preparing trial notebooks (exhibit list, etc.); and obtaining prepared demonstrative exhibits.
– Prepare and maintain case files in both paper and digital form; compiles trial and case information.
– Maintain and update electronic document management system (LawBase); scan documents for electronic storage.
– Organize and coordinate exhibits; prepare discovery and ensures that discovery deadlines are met.
– Arrange travel and prepare travel vouchers for attorneys and/or witnesses
– Assist other administrative support staff and attorneys as needed.
– Provide occasional back-up reception duties for the Office’s main front desk.
– Assist with various administrative functions to include: processing incoming and outgoing mail; answering incoming telephone calls; responding to emails in a timely manner; filing documents; office supply maintenance; photocopying reports; proofreading; maintaining attorney calendars; and delivering and/or filing documents.
Additional duties may be added at any time. This announcement does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed. You would be expected to follow other job-related instructions and perform other job-related duties as requested.
– Legal Studies or Paralegal degree or certificate from an accredited school. Substantial relevant work experience may be substituted for education, as deemed by the Attorney General to be sufficient qualification to perform the assigned work.
– Two (2) years of experience as a legal assistant, paralegal, or legal secretary in a legal office setting.
– Experience working in a customer service oriented environment
– Exceptional organizational skills are required.
– Four (4) or more years of experience as a legal assistant, paralegal, or legal secretary in a legal office setting
– Paralegal certification through the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
– Experience working with an electronic document management/case management system
– Electronic discovery experience
– Experience with electronic filing
Travel: You may need to travel to locations to competently and diligently discharge the assigned duties. Limited in-state travel may be required. A valid driver’s license is required when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.