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Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant

Harris County
Houston, TX 77002

Job details

Job Type

Full-time

Under the direction of an Assistant County Attorney, the Legal Assistant performs specifically delegated substantive legal work. Such work requires a sufficient knowledge of legal principles and procedures that, absent such person, an attorney or a paralegal would be required to perform the task.

The Legal Assistant is responsible for:

  • Communicates with the public in person and on the phone to answer questions and help resolve issues, specifically with motor vehicle car dealers experiencing problems with special inventory tax statements.
  • Manages high volume caseload.
  • Manages high call volume with the public.
  • Communicates and meet with different departments regarding casework. • Communicate and meet with the public regarding casework.
  • Correctly calendar items in the task list of each case.
  • Keeps accurate notes in the database of each case.
  • Opens, closes, update files, and run reports using the Compliance Database.
  • Analyzes, organizes, and tracks case files so files may be available to the attorney in paper form or electronic form.
  • Electronically and manually maintain and update case files with the ability to manage a high mail volume: o Draft, file, and/or mail demand letters, installment agreements, payment reminders, and miscellaneous letters for files.
  • Electronically and manually, maintain and update other miscellaneous cases as assigned.
  • Receives and process payments for walk-ins.
  • Regular communication with Attorneys.
  • Maintains proficiency in internet resources.
  • Acquires familiarity with commonly used legal terms.
  • Correctly formatting and typing legal forms.
  • Acts as liaison between courts, clerks, and attorneys as needed.
  • Handles miscellaneous administrative tasks as assigned.

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

https://hrrm.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/EqualEmploymentOpportunityPlan.aspx
If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email. ADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net

Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Three (3) years of experience as a Legal Assistant.
  • Possess familiarity with the Texas and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and demonstrating an ability to locate relevant rules needed to complete tasks assigned.
  • Ability to use Windows 10 and Office 2016.
  • Ability to acquire research through the Secretary of State, HCAD, and Comptroller’s websites.
  • Ability to use facsimile machines, scanners, printers, copiers, and other equipment to complete tasks.

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.

Preferences

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat software.
  • Proficiency in JIMS, DEEDS, TLO, and other internet resources.
  • Software used routinely (at least once each week): Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, Adobe, Full Authority.
  • Computer and other equipment used: Dell Optiplex 7010, Dell 24” Monitor, and HP Laserjet 4100 N printer.
  • Filing electronically in the Mandated E-filing District Courts.

General Information

HOURS:

  • Monday through Friday / 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
SALARY:
  • Depends on Qualifications.
  • Based on 26 Pay Periods
Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date


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• Post ID: 21398727


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