Minimum Qualifications For Legal Assistant 1: You must be a State employee eligible to transfer to the Legal Assistant 1, grade 14, title.
For Legal Assistant Trainee 1: You must be a NYS employee, salary grade 9 or above, who is eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law to the Legal Assistant Trainee title.
If not already completed, all TRAINEES are required to successfully complete six courses in paralegal studies and related skills from an accredited college or university, and one or more college or training courses in writing skills, within the two-year traineeship.
Duties Description •Draft correspondence and legal documents, such as summonses with notice, summonses, complaints, affidavits of service, judgments, default judgments, and lien releases.
•Copy and assemble motion papers, discovery and other documents for service.
•Oversee filing and/or service of service of litigation documents; track service of documents to ensure compliance with deadlines.
•Obtain relevant documentation from the Oil Spill Fund, DEC, county health department offices, fire marshals and/or law enforcement entities; organize DEC files received from regional offices; communicate with DEC regional spill engineers, defendants and/or defense counsel regarding facts of case, relevant law, disclosure and settlements.
•Use computer databases such as DMV, Lexis-Nexis, and New York Department of State to conduct legal research, locate parties and assets of judgment debtors.
•Track and update case information on Access computer database.
•Calculate interest on costs expended by the Oil Spill Fund.
•Track case developments by making entries in the Units' Access database.
•Organize files as needed.
•Order vouchers, costing reports and liens from the Oil Spill Fund; track lien requests and lien release requests submitted to the Oil Spill Fund; request, track and review title searches.
•Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional Comments IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW, GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDERS #6 AND 28.1, AND SECTION 504 OF THE FEDERAL REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973, AS AMENDED BY THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, SEX, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingPlease return cover letter and current resume to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include Vacancy ID#58834 in the subject line and indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications.