Legal Assistant - Clovis, NM

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Job location
800 Pile, Suite A
Clovis, NM 88101
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Law Offices of The Public Defender
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Providing various support activities to attorneys in a legal setting including but not limited to determining eligibility for legal services in accordance with laws.

Legal support workers perform highly specialized work requiring knowledge of technical terminology and procedures and protocols. They prepare correspondence and legal papers such as summonses, complaints, motions, responses and subpoenas under the supervision of an attorney or a paralegal. They also review legal journals and assist with legal research by verifying quotes and citations in legal briefs.
• Determine applicant eligibility for representation, act as liaison for attorneys to maintain communication between attorneys and clients, draft legal instruments, assists in document preparation, correspondence and some investigative tasks.
• Spend significant portion of time assisting with legal research and other non-investigative support activities.
• Perform investigations in difficult situations and identify and describe legal problem areas in consultation with a staff attorney.


High school diploma or GED and two (2) years of work experience drafting and preparing legal correspondence, conducting legal research and maintaining a case management/tracking system. Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling two (2) years may substitute for the required education and experience.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

Collective Bargaining: This position may be covered by a collective bargaining agreement and all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and must be adhered to.

Default FLSA: Non-exempt.

The Law Offices of the Public Defender is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, spousal affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political affiliation or religion, mental or physical disability, or serious medical condition.

This job advertisement may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

To apply: 


Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$28,808.00 - $48,734.40 Annually
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018