LEGAL ASSISTANT

CA ORANGE COUNTY, CA | Temporary

Post Date: 11/02/2015 Job ID: 1365 Municipal Skills and Departments: ADMINISTRATION OF PUBLIC AGENCIES Pay Rate: 0.00
A government agency in Orange County, CA is looking for a Legal Assistant who will work as office support in the Administration Department. This is a part-time position working for 30+ hours a week which is to run for at least 6 to 9+ months. Compensation is DOE/DOQ.

PRIMARY DUTIES:
Receives and screens visitors and callers; refers them to the proper person as required; provides information to the public and to employees that requires mature judgment and a good knowledge and understanding of legal matters handled by the Attorney's Office.
Transcribes tape recordings and word processes a variety of correspondence, memoranda, reports, and documents from prior documents, rough copy, or brief instructions; utilizes standard word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications; prepares agendas and may attend and take minutes of meetings of citizen, advisory, and administrative groups.
Prepares ordinances, resolutions, contracts, agreements, deeds, easements, complaints, pleadings, and other legal documents; proofreads ordinances, resolutions, briefs, real estate descriptions, and other materials for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with established standards; serves legal documents; prepares the semi-annual litigation report.
Maintains calendars; arranges meetings, appointments, and conferences; receives visitors; coordinates and makes travel arrangements; contacts department directors, members of the Council, public agencies, and members of the public to obtain or transmit information for the Attorney.
Education and Experience:
Graduation from high school, supplemented by business or secretarial coursework, and a minimum of three years of experience in legal secretarial and office administrative work, including the use of word processing and spreadsheet applications. Some training as a legal secretary, paralegal, or other legal paraprofessional is highly desirable; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities typically required.

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