Legal Assistant (Commonwealth’s Attorney) – Yorktown, VA

Responsible for providing legal paraprofessional, secretarial, and specialized administrative support to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. Performs difficult clerical and administrative functions in support of the office. Prepares correspondence and compiles information for legal issues. Screens and independently handles a variety of inquiries by telephone and in person.

High school graduate or equivalent and certification as a legal assistant, recognized by the American Bar Association, or graduation from a college or university with a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in criminology or a closely related field, and some experience in a prosecutor’s or a criminal defense office; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must have comprehensive knowledge of criminal law office procedures and practices.

Requires thorough knowledge of legal terminology and practices, particularly as it relates to criminal prosecution.

Experience preparing various court orders, subpoenas, and other legal documents required.

Must have comprehensive knowledge of modern office procedures and equipment and possess effective oral and written communication skills.

Personal computer experience using Microsoft Office required. Prosecutor by Karpel (PbK) software experience desired.

Requires an acceptable criminal background check.

Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines including computers, typewriters, calculators, copiers, facsimile machines, etc. Must be able to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects occasionally. Work is sedentary in nature, and involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for periods of time.

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