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Legal Assistant - Civil

Hiring Wage: $20.40/hr
Status:  Full time with benefits
Closing Date: Until Filled
Application Materials: Apply online at
About Us: Ada County is a rewarding place to work. As an Ada County employee, you will serve in your communities, contributing to making Ada County a great place to live. Ada County employees are given opportunities for advancement and career growth as well as a generous Benefits Package for benefit-eligible employees including paid parental leave, competitive health, dental, and vision insurance, PERSI retirement plan, and much more. 

General Summary
Performs administrative and technical work supporting multiple attorneys or judges.  

Essential Functions
·          Types and formats legal documents, including correspondence, opinions/findings, pleadings and discoveries;
·          Proofreads material for accuracy, completeness and punctuation;
·          Schedules hearings, meetings, and appointments;
·          Manages calendaring system, creates ticklers for case files and workload projects, and pulls appropriate files;
·          Keeps calendars for court appearances, deadline attentions, interviews and appointments;
·          Researches files for information;
·          Requests all documents and media specific to each case for discovery;
·          Works with extremely confidential and sensitive documents and media;
·          Redacts sensitive information for purposes of safety and identity theft;
·          Maintains reference files and associated logs;
·          Sorts, files and indexes documents and materials;
·          Answers written and verbal inquiries for routine information;
·          Enters required data from cases into a computer database.
Additional Functions
·          Receives, records and transmits telephone calls to appropriate parties;
·          Greets and directs guests and visitors to appropriate offices, locations or staff members;
·          Answers written and oral inquiries for routine information and handles them independently;
·          Performs other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements
·          High school diploma or equivalent;
·          Minimum of two years legal experience and/or education;
·          Minimum typing proficiency of 60 words per minute;
·          Knowledge of Criminal Rule 16 preferred (for Criminal Division) or Civil Rules (for Civil Division);
·          Knowledge of English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and arithmetic;
·          Knowledge of modern office equipment, practices and procedures;
·          Knowledge of legal terminology and legal forms, methods and procedures preferred;
·          Skill in the operation of a personal computer.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
·          Work is performed primarily in an office environment and the employee in this class is subject to inside environmental conditions;
·          May be required to lift up to 25 pounds;
·          Requires sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, which permits the employee to function in a general office environment to accomplish tasks;
·          This position is subject to large workloads and stressful situations regularly.

Employee Benefits: Ada County recognizes that employees are our most valuable asset. We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to benefit-eligible employees designed to support the health, wellness, and long-term financial stability of our employees and their families. Visit us at to view details regarding our benefits package, including: paid parental leave, healthcare benefits, retirement benefits, and more!