Legal Associate

Application Deadline: 2022-05-27
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Do you have legal secretary experience? The Portage County District Attorney’s office is hiring a full time Legal Associate to join their team!

What are some of the primary duties?

Review file, draft, prepare and process court pleadings, legal documents, correspondence and forms as necessary.
Determine witness/subpoena list
Prepare and send discovery material.
Coordinate the schedule of court hearings with law enforcement, social workers, witnesses, judges and district attorneys.
Review police reports and complete and draft criminal complaint from law enforcement reports and Department of Transportation documents and make appropriate determination regarding criminal or civil action. Make penalty section determination. Discern whether criminal or civil case by reviewing driving records. Obtain certified copies of driving records.
Review and compile required data from law enforcement reports, District Attorney’s files and criminal complaints. Provide mandatory reports to state. Analyze all information, apply it to the specific statute, and include all elements of the crime using this as the basis for the criminal or forfeiture complaint.
Review information on Crime Information Bureau/National Crime Information Center (CIB/NCIC) Fingerprint/Final Disposition Report determining accurate charge and NCIC code and provide it to Clerk of Courts.
Coordinate with social workers, parents and school officials regarding juvenile referrals and court proceedings. Drafting petitions from police and social workers reports.
Receive and review juvenile referrals for determination of appropriate allegations under Juvenile in need of Protective Services (JIPS), delinquency, truancy and other actions.
Responsible for determining whether referral goes to truancy court or referred to human services. Draft complaint and coordinate with court.
Review police reports and merchant reports and make appropriate decision as to criminal or civil action and draft criminal complaint in worthless check cases.
Determine whether worthless check case requires criminal conviction or dismissal, determine restitution and costs. Draft waiver and pleas regarding worthless check cases including appropriate motions and orders for bond.
Compile and maintain accurate statistical data for reports regarding worthless check cases.
Maintain warrant list from Time systems from status.
Use computer to receive and analyze Wisconsin Circuit Court Access (CCAP), Department of Transportation (DOT) and other records.
Input all required data in PROTECT computer system and maintain knowledge of this system through continuing training provided.
Assist Legal Associate Supervisor, District Attorney, Victim Witness Coordinator, and Diversion Program Coordinator as needed.
What are the minimum requirements?

High school diploma or equivalent required. Associate degree in paralegal, business or related field preferred.
Legal secretarial training or a minimum of one year work experience as a legal secretary required.
A minimum of one year of computer experience required. Must be proficient in Microsoft programs such as Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.
Ability to type accurately. A minimum of 60 words per minute strongly preferred.
Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.
Portage County offers the following benefits:

State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan
Health insurance- your choice of two health plans- (Health Savings Account associated with the High Deductible Health Plan with a County contribution or a PPO Co-pay plan)
EAP (Employee Assistance Plan) Paid by the County
Employee Wellness program
Vacation – available on date of hire!
Paid holidays
Sick pay
Flexible spending account
Life insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hours/week)
Long term disability insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hours/week)
Dental insurance
457B Deferred Compensation Plan
Portage County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Deadline Note:

WCA President & CEO Mark O'Connell received Racine County Executive @jdelagrave “Community Impact Award” last night for his close working relationship with the county on a variety of projects impacting not only Racine County but also all of Wisconsin. @NACoTweets

Stay Connected