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Spokane Jobs For Attorney Assistant

Website City of Spokane

Job Description:

Do you pride yourself on exceptional work ethic and a willingness to go the extra mile? Appreciate an intimate, collaborative office culture, with a stable 8-5 schedule? Are your core values aligned with integrity and honesty? Are you an independent worker who is willing to pitch in on the team effort? Make a difference in your community by becoming part of City of Spokane’s Legal team!

Our Legal department is looking for your skills, as an Attorney Assistant. The Legal department supports City of Spokane with everything from contract development to litigation. As a City of Spokane Attorney Assistant, you will work one-on-one with a select Attorney on a wide variety of litigations. Our Attorney Assistants also have the opportunity to stretch their skills by working as a team on diverse legal strategies and situations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Creates and maintains files by extracting information from local and state databases; enters case and client information into applicable computer databases and manages documents within.
  • Prepares contracts for attorney approval.
  • Responsible for closing, storage and/or destruction of files according to policies and procedures.
  • Prepares ordinances and resolutions using proper forms of execution and acknowledgment.
  • Independently meets the public and other City employees; answers inquiries requiring knowledge of City policies, procedures and activities, or directs persons to proper offices.
  • Maintains the office’s library.
  • Files, retrieves and disposes of documents.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Maintains case docket and diary; collects, assembles and organizes documents into working files.
  • Assists in the preparation of the office’s budget and maintains budget and expense account records, financial records, and payroll records.
  • Acts as receptionist as required. Sorts, reads, and annotates incoming mail and legal documents; attaches appropriate files to facilitate the necessary action; maintains follow up.
  • Selects, prepares, and completes legal documents incidental to the closing of real estate transactions, such as deeds, promissory notes, deeds of trust, reconveyances, closing statements, UCC documents and excise tax affidavits, under a limited practice certification from the Washington State Supreme Court pursuant to APR 12.
  • Effectuates closing between the parties.
  • Prepares, organizes, reviews and files a variety of legal pleadings such as trial briefs, motions, orders, judgments, notices of appearance, answers to complaints, depositions, affidavits, interrogatories, summons and subpoenas.
  • Selects and/or makes recommendations for purchase of supplies and equipment.
  • Makes arrangements for and coordinates appointments, meetings, conferences and depositions.
  • Locates debtors, arranges accounts receivable payments, maintains payment records and data bases, drafts legal documents to press claims on behalf of the City, presents City’s case in Small Claims Court, works with collection agencies and performs related collection duties.
  • Operates various office equipment.

Job Qualification:

  • Substitution: Satisfactory completion of a legal secretary or similar training program OR a Limited Practice Officer (LPO) certification may substitute for one year of experience.
    Education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: Two years of experience as a legal secretary under the direction of an attorney in a predominantly civil or appellate practice.

Job Details:

Company: City of Spokane

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Information Technology

Job Location: Spokane, WA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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