Public Defender Legal Assistant

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Job location
Raleigh, NC
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense Services
North Carolina
Job type: 
Position Description: 

The Office of the Public Defender, District 10 in Wake County, seeks a qualified individual to provide secretarial support for the office attorneys. Duties include but are not limited to the following: assist clients and attorneys as requested; word processing; type forms; file documents; answer and screen incoming calls; open, screen, and distribute mail; and other duties as assigned. Part-time (30 hours per week).


Knowledge of: office practices and procedures; legal terminology; grammar and punctuation; legal forms for orders, judgments, and other documents; commonly used rules, procedures, or methods to perform limited, recurring assignments such as operate computer, printer, switchboard, and copiers.

Skill in: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; typing with accuracy and speed; and answering a multi-line telephone system.

Ability to: screen communications and, based on content, handle independently or route to proper destination; spell accurately and use proper grammar; learn specific rules and regulations related to verifying, processing, and maintaining records and documents; use judgment in organizing and establishing document formats; develop a general knowledge of the role and mission of the office and its relationship to other judicial offices; and provide basic information and instructions regarding programs and office procedures.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

High school graduation or equivalency certificate and one (1) year of legal clerical experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$28,087.00 - $46,144.00 Annually
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, February 22, 2024