Goverment Jobs
February 27, 2019
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Job Type


Objectives Summary

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Assist attorneys by researching legal precedent, investigating facts or preparing
legal documents. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense or to initiate legal action.

Essential Functions

  • Drafts and prepares legal correspondence for attorneys. Coordinates administrative support activities.
  • Opens and manages cases through closure. Maintains up-to-date case management/tracking system.
  • Keeps accurate files of correspondence and materials relating to cases.
  • Conveys information to clients regarding the status of cases and the legal process.
  • Schedules court hearings and appointments.
  • Deals with the public, and serves as a contact between LOPD and all court staff, district attorneys and law enforcement personnel.
  • Researches law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, constitutions, and legal codes to prepare case accordingly.
  • Prepares dockets and prints necessary documents, such as summons, grand jury indictments, and supplemental criminal information.
  • May draft legal instruments, motions, pleadings, appeals, docketing statements correspondence, release and agreements.
  • Performs related and other duties as assigned.

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED and two (2) years of work experience drafting and
preparing legal correspondence, conducting legal research and maintaining a case
management/tracking system. Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling two (2) years may substitute for the required education and experience.

Employment Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's License.

Collective Bargaining: This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement and all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and must be adhered to.

Default FLSA: Non-exempt

The Law Offices of the Public Defender is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis on race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, spousal affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political affiliation or religion, mental or physical disability, or serious medical condition.

This job advertisement may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

The State's General Services Department Risk Management Division, Employee Benefits Bureau (EBB), is responsible for the procurement and oversight of employee benefits - including Medical, Pharmacy, Dental, Vision, Short & Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance. The State's Group Benefits Plan also offers COBRA, Flexible Spending Account Programs, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
Erisa Administrative Services, Inc. (Erisa) is the State's Third Party Administrator. They provide benefits administration to all plan participants, and offer knowledgeable staff to answer your questions. To learn more about the benefits available please click here.

In addition to the benefits listed above, the Law Offices of The Public Defender offersa retirement plan and a medical program for retirees. For more information regarding theplan you can visit the following websites:

Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico Website
New Mexico Retiree Health Care Authority
Please indicate the highest level of education you have completed. If you have responded that you have an education higher than a high school diploma or GED, you must attach a copy of your official/unofficial transcript(s) that clearly state the type of degree and date awarded/conferred, institution name, and applicant name and is in a format that cannot be modified (edited)

  • Doctorate
  • Master's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Associates Degree or Technical/Vocational Certificate
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Less than a High School Diploma or GED
How many total years of experience do you have documented in the Work Experience section of your application related to this Job Classification?
PLEASE NOTE: If the years of experience that you indicate below cannot be found in the Work Experience section of this application, your application may not be eligible for further consideration. It is recommended that you attach documents that support your work experience at this time. If you are attempting to attach documents, but are unable to, you should email [email protected], with the documents and your contact information. Or if selected for an interview, you should bring the documents to your interview.]

  • 10 years of experience or more
  • 9 years of experience
  • 8 years of experience
  • 7 years of experience
  • 6 years of experience
  • 5 years of experience
  • 4 years of experience
  • 3 years of experience
  • 2 years of experience
  • 1 year of Experience
  • 6 Months
  • 3 Months
  • None
Please indicate the number of years of experience you have preparing legal documents and putting together legal files for attorneys in preparation for court?

  • Six (6) or More Years of Experience
  • Four (4) to Six (6) Years of Experience
  • One (1) to Three (3) Years of Experience
  • Less than one (1) Year of Experience
Do you have experience working with the correspondence and legal papers such Management System database?

  • Yes
  • No
Do you have experience preparing and processing legal documents, creating and maintaining legal calendars, ensuring court deadlines are met in a legal setting?

  • Yes
  • No
Do you have experience working in a law office as a paralegal or legal secretary?

  • Yes
  • No
Briefly describe when and how you obtained this experience. Please note if you answered "No" to the previous question, type "n/a" as your response to this question.

    Describe your computer and software skills. Please be specific about the software you've used, your level of expertise and the types of documents you've created with each application.

      I understand that my responses to the questions regarding years of experience and education will be confirmed. I have included my related work experience in the Work Experience Section of my application with a detailed description of my related duties. If I am attempting to attach documents, but unable to, I should email [email protected], with the documents and my contact information. Or if selected for an interview, I may bring the documents to my interview.

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