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Legal Secretary

Commonwealth of Kentucky

Location: 42301
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: September 21, 2022
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Legal Secretary
Pay Grade 11
Salary $28,602.72 - $34,516.40
Employment Type
Hiring Agency
Justice & Public Safety Cabinet | Department of Public Advocacy
920 Frederica Street, Suite 1006
Owensboro, KY 42301 USA
Do you like working with the public? Do you enjoy a fast-paced work environment? Are you a self-motivated, multi-tasking, and detail-oriented team player?
If this sounds like you, then you might be the ideal candidate for Legal Secretary at the Owensboro Trial Office of the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy.
In this important role in Kentucky’s largest criminal defense firm, you will be acting as both a liaison between attorneys, clients, and other members of the community. You will also be expected to draft and edit a variety of documents, so excellent communication skills - both written and verbal - are a must. Time management skills are also valued as the ideal candidate will be handling multiple time-sensitive tasks for various attorneys, and the ideal candidate will be able to prioritize and complete requested duties independently.
Knowledge of programs like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Courtnet, and other court related platforms is preferred.
Our clients are people who the government has charged with criminal offenses in Warren County. Compassion for our clients and commitment to our mission are critical characteristics for the successful candidate.
A pleasant and outgoing personality both in-person and on the phone are also highly desirable traits for this position.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
• File creation.
• Prepare correspondence.
• Data entry.
• Answer phones.
• Greet clients as needed.
• Prepare and/or proofread legal documents for staff attorneys.
• Assist with other clerical tasks.
Minimum Requirements
EDUCATION: High school graduate.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: Four years of clerical experience.
Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: Additional education will substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis.
Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: Clerical experience will substitute for the required education on a year for year basis.
Working Conditions
Work is performed in an office setting.
Probationary Period
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.
If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Leigh Jackson at or 502-782-7532.
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D