Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - Baton Rouge, LA

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of a Paralegal Studies or Legal Assistant study program based at an accredited four-year college or junior college, or of any Paralegal Studies or Legal Assistant study program approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) plus two years of paralegal experience. SUBSTITUTIONS: A Juris Doctorate may be substituted for the study programs specified above.

Possession of the Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) certification issued by the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. may be substituted for the study programs specified above.

The non ABA-approved Paralegal Studies or Legal Assistant program must be based at a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Incorporated; the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools; the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Western Association of Schools and Colleges; or at a school accredited by a professional or national accreditation organization, such as the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), which is a member of the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation (CORPA) and formerly the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation (COPA).

The Division of Administration/Office Office of the Commissioner has one (1) vacancy. The pay grade level assigned to this job title is AS-614.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

It is the policy of the Division of Administration to conduct a criminal history check on all new hires or any current employee changing positions including laterals, promotions, demotions and transfers. Prospective employees may be subject to pre-employment drug testing , also.

All prospective new hires will be subject to employment eligibility verification via the federal government’s E-verify system.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Although applying on-line through LA Careers is the preferred method, paper applications will still be accepted. Please Note: text resumes are not accepted for this job application process.

The current version of the paper application is available for download:

Paper applications should be mailed to:
Division of Administration
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 94095
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

Paper applications must reference the following job number: COMM 051413 KA

Failure to follow these directions may result in your application not being considered.
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For further information about this posting, please contact:

Karlita Anderson, HR Specialist
Division of Administration/Office of Human Resources

Job Concepts:

Function of Work:
To perform a variety of legal tasks for an attorney.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Broad review from an attorney.

Supervision Exercised:

Location of Work:
May be used by any state agency.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from an attorney by lack of a law degree and license to practice law in the state.

Examples of Work:

Conducts legal research as an aid to an attorney in finding laws and court decisions for determining the proper application of a department's rules and regulations.

Prepares cases for court by drafting pleadings.

Interviews potential witnesses in preparation for trail.

Searches, examines, and collects authorities on points of law in connection with the preparation of cases for trial.

Composes briefs, memoranda, and other correspondence on legal matters affecting a department.

Collects delinquent payments through personal contact with debtors by phone or by demand letters.

Indexes legal opinions and maintains legal library.

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