Legal Assistant

Date Posted:

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Department:

County Attorney

Compensation:

DOE (depends on experience)

Hours:

35 hours per week

Deadline:

Open until filled

Position Objectives

Under the direction of the County Attorney, the Legal Assistant is responsible for providing clerical and paralegal support to the County Attorney in the administrative and support functions of the office.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • drafting and filing court documents and correspondence;
  • maintaining department records/files;
  • providing information to the public, county offices, outside attorneys, outside agencies, as appropriate;
  • processing department bills and ordering of office supplies.

A complete job description and an application are available at the bottom of the page.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receives information pertaining to criminal matters, child protection, child support or other legal matters from the public, local and regional law enforcement agencies, social services staff, court administration, outside attorneys or other parties. Determines appropriate actions to take and provides information to all relevant parties, as required, under established time restrictions and confidentiality requirements.
  • Reviews and examines reports from law enforcement, social services or other sources and prepares required criminal complaints, child protection petitions, proposed orders and other documents for review of the County Attorney.
  • Files complaints and other court documents electronically utilizing various charging and filing programs. Provides information for the County Attorney and Crime Victim Advocate from these sites or to access these court sites.
  • Opens and maintains criminal files, child support and County files. Prepares files for the County Attorney for weekly court sessions.
  • Collaborates and works with Probation Agents, Crime Victim Advocate, Social Workers and law enforcement personnel to provide support and information. Advises law enforcement officers of upcoming court dates, trials and hearings when they are needed as witnesses.
  • Prepares and sends out discovery materials to defense attorneys as required by court rules.
  • Serves as the Agency Administrator for several websites having responsibility for registering office personnel to gain access and providing proper documentation to the State of MN, updating documents and keeping access agreements current.
  • Prepares expense vouchers and attach appropriate expense codes to pay bills for the County Attorney’s Office and Law Library. Maintains and orders office supplies for the department.
  • Provides general administrative support to off-site Medical Examiner/Coroner.
  • Performs other duties of a comparable level or type, as required.
  1. Provides notary services to the public and courthouse employees.
  2. Attends staffing, hearings and may serve on various teams (i.e. DWI court team, etc.) as needed.

Minimum Requirements

Requires a minimum of an AA Degree as a Paralegal, Legal Secretary, Legal Assistant or closely related area AND a minimum of 1-3 years experience in a legal setting AND/OR evidence of equivalent education and experience necessary to perform the requirements of the work.

Requires a valid MN driver’s license or evidence of equivalent mobility.

Benefits

This is a Full-time position and is eligible for employee benefits.

County benefits include:

  • PERA (Public Employee Retirement Association of Minnesota)
  • Paid single coverage health insurance (3 health insurance options)
  • Paid life insurance policy with matching AD&D
  • Paid AD&D policy
  • Paid Short-Term Disability policy
  • Paid Time Off, increases with years of service
  • Paid Holidays (11 + 2-1/2)
  • Additional voluntary benefits available to employee

How to apply:

An application is available at the bottom of the page.

Position is open until filled.

Mail:      Red Lake County HR
              PO Box 366
              Red Lake Falls, MN 56750

Phone:  Human Resources
             (218) 253-2590

Email:     Human Resources

Equal Opportunity Employer