State of Wyoming BALG08-2023-02237-Legal Assistant-Cheyenne in United States
$27.13 - $30.14 Hourly
015-School Finance Litigation
Description and Functions
Open Until Filled
Elevate your legal career and find a healthy work-life balance by joining the Wyoming Office of the Attorney General. We are seeking highly motivated, organized, and professional applicants for a legal assistant/paralegal position with the School Finance Litigation Division. The primary role of this position is to assist the attorneys assigned to represent the State of Wyoming in school funding matters. The division advises the Governor, Legislature, and education agencies on the legal aspects of funding schools for Wyoming's children. The division is involved in the modification, implementation, and maintenance of the school finance system, including the school funding model's recalibration. Finally, the division is responsible for the defense of the state's funding of schools in litigation.
Responsibilities of this position are those typical of a legal assistant/paralegal, including legal research, drafting and editing legal documents and correspondence, maintaining case files and records, and assisting with discovery. Other responsibilities include assistance with case development, investigation, client contact, and assisting attorneys at trial. The paralegal hired for this challenging position will be expected to handle a wide array of tasks for multiple attorneys with strict internal and external deadlines.
The State of Wyoming’s total compensation package is excellent and includes:
Paid annual and sick leave
Retirement with employer contributions
Deferred Compensation Plan with employer contributions
Health insurance with an employer contribution toward premiums
Insurance options for health, dental, life, vision, ambulance, short and long-term disability
Human Resource Contact: Stacy Berres (307) 777-7130 firstname.lastname@example.org
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.
Legal research as requested by the attorneys.
Drafting, revising, proofreading, and editing legal documents, including contracts, pleadings, motions, and other court documents.
Case opening and closing.
Assisting with the administration of established strategies and goals.
Use of proper citation for case law and other authorities as listed in the Bluebook of Citation.
Assisting attorneys in preparing for hearings, trials, and meetings.
Compiling information necessary for reports and case development.
Consistently demonstrating analytical ability, administrative skills, ingenuity, and independent judgment.
Preference will be given to candidates with an Associate' or Bachelors's degree in paralegal studies, paralegal certificate, or equivalent prior paralegal work experience preferred.
Knowledge of legal concepts, terminology, principles, and procedures.
Knowledge of the use of legal reference material and legal research.
Knowledge of government and legislative processes.
Knowledge of Wyoming Statutes and agency mission goals, policies, and procedures.
Reading, analyzing, and organizing moderately complex legal material including court cases and opinions.
Ability to reason logically analyze situations accurately and recommend an effective course of action.
Ability to multitask efficiently, accurately, independently, and in a timely manner with minimal supervision.
Ability to anticipate, plan for, and meet case deadlines.
Ability to work and communicate cooperatively with all levels of government personnel and the general public.
Bachelor's Degree (typically in Paralegal / Legal Studies)
0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Paralegal / Legal Studies) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Legal Support Specialist
Education & Experience Substitution:
3-5 years of progressive work experience (typically in Paralegal / Legal Studies) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Legal Support Specialist
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
National Association of Legal Assistants certificate as a CLA or ALS (Certified Legal Assistant) or CP (Certified Paralegal) or National Federation of Paralegal Association PACE Registered Paralegal.
Necessary Special Requirements
PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
- This position requires the incumbent to perform desk work.
Successful applicants are required to pass a background investigation.
Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience.
015-Attorney General - Administration Division - School Finance Litigation
Clickhere (https://ai.wyo.gov/divisions/human-resources/consultative-services/compensation/pay-tables-salary-averages) to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.
The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.
Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.
Working for the State of Wyoming provides employees with a range of valuable benefits and offers a fulfilling career path. Employees enjoy comprehensive healthcare coverage, including medical, dental, and vision plans, ensuring their well-being and that of their families. Additionally, the state offers multiple retirement plans, which provide financial security and stability for employees once their career in public services comes to an end. the state recognizes the importance of personal time and offers generous paid time off and flexible arrangements, allowing employees to recharge, take care of personal matters, and maintain a healthy work-life integration.
There are many benefits to living and working in Wyoming. Beautiful country with wide-open spaces, clean air, great recreational activities, and no State income tax to mention a few!
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