Family Justice Legal Assistant

Employer: Williamson County Attorney’s Office

Location: Georgetown, Texas

POSITION:     Family Justice Legal Assistant

SALARY:        $35,841.78 – $41,218.05

JOB SUMMARY:

The Family Justice Legal Assistant primary duties include preparation / processing of petitions, motions, orders and other legal documents related to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) also known as Child Protective Services (CPS) within the Williamson County Attorney’s Office and provides confidential high-level support to the TDFPS and Civil divisions of the County Attorney’s Office.

General Duties:

Prepares petitions, motions, orders and other legal documents

Requests hearing dates, mediation dates and other settings

Prepares and sends out notice of Court hearing and arranges mediations

Researches case information

Files, makes copies and mails notices

Prepares subpoenas, bench warrants and legal documents

Arranges and coordinates witnesses and notarizes legal documents

Attends court to assist Assistant County Attorneys, as needed

Assists with the preparation of discovery, subpoenas, briefs and other time sensitive legal documents

Assists with records management and filing, including e-filing and use of the County’s electronic case management system

Maintains calendar, case files and dockets

Assimilates legal discovery

Works closely with outside agencies including TDFPS, Respondents and their attorneys, CASA, The Office of the Attorney General, as well as inter-office departments such as the criminal divisions of the County and District Attorney’s office, Clerks’ offices, court staff and other office staff

Provides excellent customer service when greeting visitors, determines nature of business, provides general information, and directs guests to appropriate destination

Provides back up duties and responsibilities as needed for all other Legal Assistants in within the Civil Division

Serves as liaison between the County Attorney’s Office and Elected Officials, department heads and representatives of other governmental entities, as well as members of the general public

Functions as a resource for outside agencies which have business with the Williamson County Attorney’s Office

Exhibits and ensures outstanding customer service is provided at all times

Responds to incoming telephone calls, takes messages and routes to appropriate person

Maintains knowledge of the Texas Family Code and court procedural rules

Performs other duties and special projects as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or equivalent and combination of education and experience equivalent to six months of paralegal or related field.  Strong organizational skills and proven ability to maintain accurate and detailed records.  Able to work under pressure in a high volume office, produce accurate work and meet established deadlines.  Dependable, resourceful, and able to work independently and to maintain strict confidentiality.  Proven knowledge and experience with system software such as Oracle, Microsoft Excel, 10 key calculators by touch, fax and copy machines.  Ability to type and enter data with appropriate speed and efficiency.  Ability to work effectively with co-workers, employees and management in a pleasant, professional manner.  Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Mainly indoor activity.  Significant contact with the public, crime victims, witnesses, persons accused/convicted of crimes, police officers, and other law enforcement /courthouse personnel.

About This Office

Williamson County is a medium size office serving approximately 28 law enforcement agencies including the City of Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park and Georgetown. Health and retirement benefits provided through Williamson County.

APPLICATIONS

To be considered, interested candidates must submit an Employment Application online only thru Williamson County Human Resources at

https://agency.governmentjobs.com/williamsonco/default.cfm

Not every applicant will be interviewed.  No phone calls.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Employment is ALWAYS AT WILL of the County Attorney.