This position performs intermediate and complex specialized legal administrative work of more than average difficulty for attorneys who practice in the civil litigation area associated with the Office of the City Attorney.
The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking a senior legal assistant for the Office of the City Attorney, with at least three (3) years' experience performing legal administrative duties and assignments for attorneys who practice in the civil litigation area. Qualified applicants should have experience in composing, editing, and preparing correspondence, notices of hearing, notices of deposition, and other varied litigation related documents, under the general direction and supervision of an attorney. The applicant should also have experience in calendaring and monitoring pretrial deadlines, and assembling documents and exhibits as needed in preparing for depositions, mediation, and/or trials.
An employee in this class is responsible for the performance of confidential and varied administrative duties and assignments related to the litigation of civil cases. Work requires the application of knowledge of legal procedures, requirements and terminology in meeting a variety of assignments. Limited independence of action is exercised in the disposition of routine work matters, giving and receiving information, scheduling and communicating with staff. Detailed instructions are received from supervisor when involving complex and legal terminology, including the drafting of certain notices, subpoenas, and other litigation related documents.
Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.
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NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.
This position will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.