Researches federal &/or state statutes, recorded judicial decisions & other legal sources & reference materials in order to prepare responses to contract requests, inquiries, complaints, legal/administrative procedural issues to assist departmental staff attorney. Assists attorney in making merit decisions regarding complex issues of law (i.e., makes evaluations regarding casework).
Independently drafts legal memoranda, contracts, grants, license agreements, interagency agreements, memorandum of understandings, addendums, prepares case summaries, legal documents and reports for review, approval and use by the staff attorney and for the signature of the department Director; reviews leases, grants &/or contracts; responds to general inquiries; and prepares correspondence.
Compiles material for agency agreement requests; monitors agreement requests; maintains files; makes photocopies; collates, binds & staples documents; participates in staff meetings; operates personal computer to draft, edit, enter &/or verify data & to produce documents.
MAJOR WORKER CHARACTERISTICS:
Knowledge of legal research; legal terminology; legal issue recognition; case & statutory interpretation; legal analysis; law; state &/or federal laws & rules applicable to assigned department*; legal communication. Skill in use of personal computer, photocopier, & other office equipment*. Ability to use proper research methods in gathering data and information; deal with many variables & determine recommended specific course of action; prepare legal agreements for review, approval & signature &/or use by licensed attorney; handle sensitive & routine inquiries from & contacts with public &/or clients.
(*)Developed after employment.