County Job: Legal Secretary (temporary) – Apply by March 16

Dutchess County’s District Attorney’s office is looking to hire a Legal Secretary with a salary of $40,451:

This is a temporary position in the District Attorney’s office. This position supports attorneys by performing various secretarial duties of a technical, legal nature. Depending on assignment, the incumbent is expected to produce a variety of regular correspondence and legal documents, such as motions, briefs, petitions, affidavits, indictments, contracts and other documents. The work is often produced from transcript, dictaphone or rough draft, and the incumbent is expected to produce a legally acceptable document. The work regularly involves coordinating the scheduling of meetings, hearings and court dates for one or more professional staff members. The incumbent also provides other services, such as maintaining files and logs, transmitting legal orders and documents, and reviewing certain documents for legal requirements. The position differs from secretary-type positions in that the incumbent needs a detailed knowledge of legal terms and of the preparation and processing of legal documents that could be obtained only through prior experience in the field. The work is performed under the general direction of an attorney and within established guidelines and procedures of the specific law office. This position may direct the work of aides, interns, temporary employees and other lower level employees.

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