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LEGAL ASSISTANT EXTRA – HELP

APPLICATION DEADLINE: CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT

This recruitment is for extra-help positions which are used as-needed. Extra-help positions have flexible hours, but are not eligible for benefits. Employees are limited to 1000 working hours within a fiscal year. Legal Assistants may be assigned to any of our SHARP locations, currently in Oroville, Chico, Willows and Red Bluff.

The Butte Superior Court is committed to creating a court environment deserving of community respect by resolving disputes according to law, ensuring and protecting peoples’ rights, taking a leadership role in preserving order in society and providing exceptional, accessible and fair justice service to all. If you want to share in this commitment and desire a meaningful, challenging and rewarding career, consider a career with us. The California Courts have been serving the public for over 150 years, and the need for dedicated individuals continues to grow. We celebrate the principles of diversity and inclusion and encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and characteristics. Help to serve our community and join the Court team!

SHARP Positions are grant-funded and on a limited term basis with renewal subject to approval annually. Legal Assistants assist litigants in self-help legal programs and report to and receives lead direction from the Supervising Legal Assistant. Incumbents assist litigants in a workshop environment, on the telephone and in person; schedule appointments; and make referrals to appropriate agencies. Incumbents also interview individuals regarding various legal matters and respond to inquiries regarding court rules, procedures, timelines and statutory requirements. Legal Assistants may provide direction to legal interns or volunteers.

The Legal Assistant classification is responsible for providing assistance to self-help litigants who utilize Superior Court services, whereas the Court Clerk classification processes legal documents in support of the administration of justice activities of the Superior Court.

Candidates will be subject to a background and reference check, including fingerprinting for criminal convictions through the DOJ and the FBI. All offers of employment are contingent upon submission of documents verifying identity and authorization to work in the United States using E-Verify.

JOB FUNCTIONS:

The following duties are typical of those performed by the incumbent in this classification; however, other duties may also be required.

·         Assists litigants, in a workshop environment, with their family or civil law issues.

·         Assists litigants, in person or by telephone, with scheduling of appointments and by offering referrals to appropriate agencies.

·         Gives oral presentations and prepares written reports.

·         Interviews individuals, in person or by telephone, regarding various legal matters. Acts as office receptionist, directs callers, takes messages and screens clients.

·         Travels to and operates office locations within the grant service area.

·         Maintains strict confidentiality.

·         Demonstrates continuous efforts to improve operations, streamline work processes, and reduce turnaround times. Works jointly and cooperatively to provide quality seamless client services.

·         Prepares correspondence in response to inquiries regarding court rules, procedures, timelines and statutory requirements.

·         Prepares, types and proofreads drafts and a wide variety of finished documents from notes, brief instructions and/or printed materials.

·         Uses a personal computer to input and retrieve data and prepare reports.  Collects statistical data and prepares spreadsheet compilations.

·         Files, makes photocopies, and assembles documents.

·         Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

Family and civil law
Legal terminology
The preparation of legal forms
English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation
Business letter writing and report preparation
Modern office practices and technology
Telephone etiquette
Ability to:

·         Learn the organization, procedures and operating details of the Superior Court.
·         Learn and apply the applicable statutory codes, California Rules of Court and Local Rules relating to court procedures.
·         Prepare accurate documents
·         Understand legal terminology, forms and procedures.
·         Accurately gather and report pertinent information.
·         Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of work.
·         Exercise tact, diplomacy and flexibility.
·         Work in a stressful environment and exhibit a professional demeanor in difficult situations.
·         Multi-task a variety of duties.
·         Effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
·         Maintain confidentiality.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Any combination of education, training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

·         Two years of customer service experience, preferably in a legal or criminal justice setting

·         Some practical knowledge of legal forms, processes, research, and writing, whether through education or work experience Paralegal certificate is desirable.

SALARY:

$15.61 to $18.97 hourly

HOW TO APPLY:

Please apply on-line at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/buttecourt

Additional attachments and/or supplemental documents are welcome; however, they will not be accepted in lieu of the required online application.

Policy of Nondiscrimination

The Butte County Superior Court is committed to providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, family care status, political affiliation, military or veteran status, marital status, or citizenship, or any other basis prohibited by law. Employment practices shall also not be based upon a perception that an individual is associated with a person who has, or is perceived to have, any of these characteristics. Reasonable accommodation may be made in the testing procedure as well as at the work site.  Contact Court Human Resources at (530) 532-7027 or hr@buttecourt.ca.gov, in advance, to request assistance.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 24
Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: No
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 15.61
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 18.97

    About Butte Superior Court

    The Butte Superior Court is committed to creating a court environment deserving of community respect by resolving disputes according to law, ensuring and protecting peoples’ rights, taking a leadership role in preserving order in society and providing exceptional, accessible and fair justice service to all. If you want to share in this commitment and desire a meaningful, challenging and rewarding career, consider a career with us. The California Courts have been serving the public for over 150 years, and the need for dedicated individuals continues to grow. We celebrate the principles of diversity and inclusion and encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and characteristics. Help to serve our community and join the Court team!

    Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes