The Arizona Attorney General’s Office State Government Division/Liability Management Section is seeking a Senior Legal Assistant. This position may be eligible for Remote Work two days a week.
Position supports attorneys of the State Government Division, Liability Management Section. Duties include drafting correspondence, memoranda, pleadings, motions, discovery responses and disclosure statements, witness and exhibit lists, jury instructions and other documents as appropriate; gather documents; interview witnesses and organize litigation files. Aid attorneys in preparing assigned cases for trial and other disposition.
Knowledge of legal concepts, terminology, principles and procedures.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of legal research and use of statutes, codes, and other legal resources.
Knowledge of the methods, techniques and principles for writing briefs, reports and other legal documents in appropriate format.
Knowledge of the functions and jurisdictions of local, State and Federal courts and related criminal justice agencies.
Knowledge of discovery procedures, time constraints and the ability to respond to discovery requests.
Knowledge of good file management and effective trial preparation.
Skill in gathering and organizing information for discovery and disclosure. Skill in effective oral and written communication.
Skill in dealing with confidential matters. Skill in organizing litigation files.
Skill in extracting and utilizing information from statutes, court decisions, legal documents and related records.
Skill in interviewing and eliciting information in a legal investigation.
Skill in legal research, manual and computer-based, such as Westlaw.
Skill in interpersonal relations.
Ability to obtain and organize documents. Ability to review a file and understand the legal theories involved.
Ability to assist attorney(s) in trial preparation and at trials and hearings. Ability to proficiently use a personal computer, e-mail, the internet, electronic case filing systems as well as electronic case management and document management software.
Ability to get along and work well with others.
Ability to travel within Arizona, including overnight stays.
Ability to handle a high volume of work and stressful situations.
Paralegal Certificate. Complex civil litigation experience. Experience assisting attorney at trial.
• All applicants under serious consideration for hire with the Attorney General's Office are required to be fingerprinted by the Office and complete a criminal background check through State and Federal agencies. A job offer cannot be tendered until the candidate has successfully passed the initial background check. Your record does not automatically constitute a bar to employment. Factors such as, but not limited to, age at time of offense and age of offense, as well as the relationship between the offense and the job for which you apply will be taken into account.
The Attorney General's Office offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
• Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
• Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at (602) 542-8056 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the AG’s Human Resources Office at (602) 542-8056 or via e-mail at HumanResources@azag.gov. The Arizona Office of the Attorney General does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities or in its hiring and employment practices. The following division has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Operations Division, 2005 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.