CACHE COUNTY CORP Legal Assistant in LOGAN, Utah

Legal Assistant needed for Cache County, Utah. GENERAL PURPOSE Perform a variety of full performance complex legal assistant duties designed to expedite legal services provided through the office of the County Attorney. May perform paralegal duties related to case research and case file management. May be assigned to provide support to legal processes related to juvenile court, drug court, criminal cases, civil litigation, etc. SUPERVISION RECEIVED Works under the general supervision of the County Attorney or assigned Deputy County Attorney. SUPERVISION EXERCISED None. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Receives case assignments and work priorities from the assigned County-Deputy County Attorney; follows up on assigned projects and assures work quality consistent with management requirements and expectations. Perform general clerical, secretarial and paralegal duties for the county attorney and deputy county attorneys i.e. typing, word processing, filing, scheduling appointments, answering telephone, copying, etc. Log-in cases and create formal case documents; type and prepare a variety of legal correspondence, documents and reports, including, information (charging documents), summonses, motions, orders, briefs, complaints, contracts, ordinances, resolutions, and subpoenas for trial witnesses, petitions for subpoena power, criminal investigative subpoena power, incompetency hearings, forfeiture pleadings, etc. Contact law enforcement agencies, court personnel, witnesses, victims, attorneys, etc.; may assist with initial victim-witness services, screening and determining most appropriate course of action as outlined by department procedure and protocol; may distribute educational materials to families and individuals explaining child abuse and related case processes. Conduct case research; prepare discovery; perform specific procedures and practices associated with various assignments, which may include, running criminal history checks (UCJIS), requesting reports, processing discovery reports, preparing jury instructions, processing bail forfeitures, processes dismissals and continuances; prepare plea agreement documents, distributing jury trial questionnaires (Voir Dire), preparing evidence release letters. Operate computer system-software to post and retrieve information related to victims and defendants; run reports as needed. Receive special or rotating assignments to provide administrative and legal clerical support to task force, drug court, safety coordination, criminal history processing, extraditions-detainers, etc.; may be required to be certified as a Terminal Access Coordinator (BCI-NCIC-FBI) or Alternative Coordinator to post and retrieve warrant information. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. Education and Experience: A. Graduation from high school with course background in general office skills; plus, two (2) years of specialized training related to above duties; AND B. Two (2) years of experience as a legal secretary or in some other comparable position providing exposure to legal terminology, methods, and procedures; OR C. An equivalent combination of applicable education and experience. 2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Working knowledge of modern office practices and procedures; legal terminology, grammar, punctuation, English, etc.; the legal procedures of trials and courts; modern office practices and procedures; various processes related to criminal and civil document processes; the operation of personal computer and various software applications for word processing (MS Office-WordPerfect), spread sheets, and desktop publications. Some knowledge of general accounting or bookkeeping procedures and practices is desired. Must be able to perform secretarial duties, machine dictation involving legal terminology and format; able to maintain filing and record keeping system. Ability to work with the public and develop effective working relationships r