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Title:  Temporary Legal Assistant III, Chittenden County State's Attorney's Office

Application Deadline Date:  Do Not Apply Online see instructions below
Req ID:  40901
Department:  State's Attorneys and Sheriffs
Location: 

Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Part-Time
Hourly Rate: 

How to Apply

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE:  Interested candidates must send cover letter, resume with specific dates of employment, and a list of 3 work-related references (title, organization, daytime phone) by  October 24, 2022 to: Chittenden County State’s Attorney Sarah George at sarah.george@vermont.gov AND to SAS Central Office at sas.jobs@vermont.gov.

Overview

The Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office (VT Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs) is seeking a self-motivated, organized, and dependable person to fill a temporary Legal Assistant III position, providing legal support to the State’s Attorney’s Office. Work is under the direction of the State’s Attorney. The position is 20-40 hours per week, M-F.  Pay rate will depend upon prior experience. State benefits are not available for temporary positions.

Summary of Duties

 Examines and prepares legal documents. Reviews incoming material and helps assemble and prepare legal documents and discovery materials. Obtains information from files, client agencies, court records, etc., and submits drafts or completed documents to supervising attorney. Accurately prepares, types and proof-reads correspondence, forms and documents; transmits and files documents. May assist with e-filing, public records management/archiving, and sealing and expungement. Data entry into SAS case management systems updating and closing cases. Helps attorneys prepare for trials, hearings and negotiations. Coordinates with victim advocates. Helps verify citations and statutory references. May calendar hearings, work and other events for the SA and DSA staff.  Must maintain strict confidentiality of all information relating to cases and adhere to state and federal confidentiality laws and policies. Must be timely in reporting to work and dependable in attendance. Must consistently demonstrate good judgment, courtesy and tact. Must establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and co-workers, partner agencies and organizations, and the public. Must have excellent interpersonal skills. Must represent the office in a professional manner at all times, both off and on duty. May perform other related duties as assigned by the State's Attorney.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of legal practices and procedures. Knowledge of law office practices and procedures. Ability to learn and apply departmental policies and procedures. Ability to review legal documents and prepare responses for review by attorney(s). Must establish and maintain effective working relationships. Must possess excellent skills to communicate verbally and in writing.

Environmental Factors:

The job requires the ability to manage multiple tasks, to pay attention to detail and to follow through on assignments. Pressure from deadlines and workload is routine. Most duties are performed in an office setting. Assignments may require occasional travel to court houses, other state agencies and other law offices.

Minimum Requirements

Paralegal Degree and 2 years performing paralegal/ legal administrative work; OR Bachelor's or Associates Degree and employment history (including clerkships or internships) that establishes skills in research (legal or other professional-field) and writing; preference for relevant discipline; OR a J.D. Degree (or current law school student).

Equal Opportunity Statement

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.


Nearest Major Market: Burlington Vermont