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Sr. Legal Secretary


  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • 01/08/21
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 90017
  • 32 / Hourly
  • Full-Time
To apply visit https://lausdjobs.org/

About the Role:

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) of the Los Angeles Unified School District seeks to be nothing less than the best public law office in Los Angeles County. The OGC is an ethical, high performance legal department with high professional standards and integrity that provides first class legal service to the teachers, supervisors and administrators who support the District's 600,000 plus students that we educate.

Ideal candidates will have a passion to work in a professional law office environment and will have experience with filling systems and databases. Knowledge of legal procedures and rules of the court is a huge plus.

Responsibilities:
Assists in the preparation of correspondence, legal opinions, presentations, articles for publication, drafts of legislation, and legal documents concerning District business.
Assists administrators and other authorized personnel in the use of legal reference material.
Researches appropriate private or governmental sources to secure information required in litigation.
Performs and/or supervises the performance of the following duties:
o Maintains files related to potential litigation;
o Sets appointments and conferences for attorneys, paralegals, and other staff members;
o Indexes and cross-indexes complex sets of subject files; (d) Responds to questions from the general public, parents, students, officials, and employees of the District, and representatives of other governmental agencies regarding the functions and procedures of the office and other matters;
o Prepares legal documents and files litigation documents in appropriate courts, including authorizing requests for preparation of warrants for necessary filing fees;
o Indexes, files, locates, and researches correspondence, legal opinions, and court decisions as requested;
o Receives, opens, processes, and routes office mail;
o Reviews the Daily Journal and other legal newspapers and journals for Court Calendar listings of current litigation with which the office is involved and flagging articles for photocopying and filing in office and/or litigation files;
o May assist in maintaining the office library of legal publications, legal subject files, and confidential files.

Qualifications:

Education:
Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency is required.

In addition to high school diploma the following is also required:

Completion of a certification in legal secretarial science or related field
OR
Certification as a paralegal from a program, preferably approved by the American Bar Association
OR
An Associates degree in legal secretarial science or a related field from a recognized college or university.

NOTE: Candidates must attach a copy of relevant education documents to their application to be considered for this position.

Experience:
Three years of experience that includes assisting attorneys in preparing and compiling legal and litigation forms, pleadings, discovery, and other documents, using legal template software, and screening and routing calls.

Special Note:
Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

Perks:

Paid medical/dental/vision insurance premiums for employee and eligible dependents
Eligible for membership in the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS)
Up to 10 days of vacation
12 paid holidays
A generous sick time policy/hours
Plus more!


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