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The following position will close May 27, 2019

Legal Assistant – Litigation Division

There is an opening for a Legal Assistant to work in the Civil Rights/Corrections Section of the Litigation Division. This position will be located in Salt Lake City and is open to the public.

The Utah Office of the Attorney General has an opening for a Legal Assistant (Paralegal) position in the area of litigation. The Legal Assistant will work under the general direction of several attorneys, assigned to defend corrections agents or agencies in lawsuits. This position requires at least a Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associates Degree from an accredited institution, or Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. In addition, applicants should have at least 5 years paralegal experience, with a background in law enforcement, criminal law, or corrections preferred. Also, experience with federal civil rights litigation, criminal law, or the law of incarcerated persons is preferred. Projects are complex in nature and often involve large quantities of information.The Legal Assistant should have sufficient direct legal experience to be given moderate independence in planning and completing their assignments. The Legal Assistant will conduct factual research; compile and organize information obtained from investigations; review case files and be responsible for document control; search public and private records; draft routine legal documents; and assist in preparing and formatting electronic pleadings, motions and other documents for filing in state and federal courts. The Legal Assistant should be comfortable with presenting to audiences, coordinating schedules, processing electronic documents, electronic discovery and case management and be proficient with modern legal office technologies, including: Microsoft Office, Gmail, Google Drive, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Westlaw, and case management/document management software. The Legal Assistant will be expected to produce quality work product, occasionally under tight deadlines, and work in a team environment.

May underfill
Legal Assistant II $18.07
Incumbent performs working level legal assistant tasks under the general supervision of an attorney or higher level legal assistant. In accordance with the ABA Rules of Professional Conduct. Legal Assistants perform minor legal tasks which would otherwise be performed by an attorney. Incumbent possesses a Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associates Degree from an accredited institution, or Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, and has a working knowledge of the field through on-the-job work experience. Incumbent has sufficient direct legal experience to be given moderate independence in making decisions to carry out assignments. Incumbent performs legal research and drafts memoranda of legal research results; conducts factual research and compiles information obtained from investigations; reviews case files and maintains document control, tracking and tracing; searches public and private records; drafts various routine legal documents, including: complaints, petitions, answers, motions and supporting memoranda, notices, stipulations, subpoenas, pre and post-trial statements, settlement agreements, and discovery documents such as interrogatories, requests for admissions, and request for production of documents, etc. Assists in investigations and case preparation to include, gathering evidence and preparing displays for trial; assisting attorneys in locating, obtaining, tracking and disseminating information and evidence.

For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 19925. The deadline for applying is May 27, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. No phone calls please. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The Attorney General’s Office is an Equal Opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.


The following position closes May 29, 2019

Legal Assistant – Highways & Utilities Division

There is an opening for a Legal Assistant to work in the UDOT Section of the Highways & Utilities Division. This position will be located in Salt Lake City at the Rampton Complex and is open to the public.

The Attorney General’s Office has an immediate opening for a Legal Assistant III position in the Highways & Utilities Division. This position is to assist the attorneys that represent the Utah Department of Transportation. This position is located at the Rampton Complex in Salt Lake and is open to the public. This position requires at least an associate’s degree in paralegal studies from an accredited institution, a bachelor’s degree in a related field or NALA, NFPA or NALS certifications. The Legal Assistant should have sufficient direct legal experience to be given moderate independence in planning and completing their assignments. The Legal Assistant may assist in case preparation including preparing for hearings and trial; locating, obtaining, tracking, and disseminating information and evidence; conduct factual research; compile and organize information obtained throughout litigation; review and manage case files and be responsible for maintaining document control; search public and private records; tracks dockets and case calendaring; draft routine legal documents; and assist in preparing and formatting electronic pleadings, motions and other documents for e-filing in state and federal courts and other forums. The Legal Assistant should be comfortable with processing electronic documents, electronic discovery and case management and be proficient with modern legal office technologies, including: Microsoft Office, Gmail, Google Drive, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Westlaw, and case management/document management software. The Legal Assistant will be expected to produce quality work product, occasionally under tight deadlines, and work in a team environment.

May underfill
Legal Assistant II
Incumbent performs working level legal assistant tasks under the general supervision of attorneys and other legal assistants. In accordance with the ABA Rules of Professional Conduct, Legal Assistants may perform minor legal tasks which would otherwise be performed by an attorney. This position requires at least an associate’s degree in paralegal studies from an accredited institution, or a bachelor’s degree in a related field, and has a working knowledge of the field through on-the-job work experience. Incumbent has sufficient direct legal experience to be given moderate independence in making decisions to carry out assignments. Incumbent will assist in case preparation including gathering evidence, preparing for hearings and trial; locating, obtaining, tracking, and disseminating information and evidence; conduct factual research; compile and organize information obtained throughout litigation; review and manage case files and be responsible for maintaining document control; search public and private records; draft routine legal documents; and assist in preparing and formatting electronic pleadings, motions and other documents for e-filing in state and federal courts and other forums. The Legal Assistant will be expected to produce quality work product, occasionally under tight deadlines, and work in a team environment.

For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 19849. The deadline for applying is May 29, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. No phone calls please. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The Attorney General’s Office is an Equal Opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment. 


The Utah Attorney General’s Office is committed to fair and equal hiring practices. You can view our office’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan Utilization Report here.

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