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Office of the State's Attorney for Prince George's County

Legal Assistant 

The State's Attorney's Office is charged with serving the interests of the citizens of Prince George's County, Maryland. Serving nearly one million residents, the Prince George’s County State's Attorney's Office protects the community through the prosecution of criminal matters. Our team is committed to fulfilling our mission with a thoughtful and impartial application of the law. We reaffirm the standards set by law-abiding citizens to ensure that safe and productive communities thrive within Prince George's County, Maryland.

 

The Prince George’s County Office of the State’s Attorney has openings for Legal Assistants. The principal function of this employee is to perform a variety of tasks under the general direction and support of Assistant State’s Attorneys, or upper- level management team. A significant aspect of this work involves working effectively and tactfully with people from all socio-economic backgrounds.

 

TYPICAL DUTIES:

The State’s Attorney’s Office is looking to fill vacancies for Legal Assistant positions. The candidates selected must have the ability to prepare legal documents, conduct legal interviews, perform legal and factual research, and perform related legal support work. This position requires use of judgment to recognize circumstances requiring further clarification or information.

 

Typical duties for Legal Assistants include: Assists in the preparation and filing of pleadings, correspondence, legal memoranda, and other related legal documents; Develops and maintains legal files, records, and tickler system; Independently perform legal and factual research relating to the area assigned; Checks court dockets and keeps attorneys, clients, and other advised as to the status of cases;  Analyzes charging documents and other legal documents; Alerts attorney to discrepancies, and files appropriate charging documents in special circumstances.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION FOR CANDIDATES:

Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred; High school or equivalent; Microsoft Office; Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Ability to deal tactfully, courteously, and effectively with people; Uses diplomacy and discretion in performing assigned office duties.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Candidates must pass a background investigation and drug screen.

 

ELIGIBILITY TO WORK:  Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, an employer is required to hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.  Selected candidate for employment will be required to show and verify authorization to work in the United States.

 

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

 

HOW TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to: Human Resources Manager, Office of the State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County.

Prince George’s County Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.