Legal Adminstrative Assistant

Posted 1 month ago


POSITION OVERVIEW: The Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Public Defender Corporation (Mon Defender)

– an innovative, progressive, holistic indigent defense office seeks passionate individuals to join our support staff.

We are a public defender non-profit that is radically transforming how low-income people in West Virginia are represented in the legal system, and, in doing so, is transforming the system itself. We seek thoughtful, creative, energetic individuals with a strong commitment to social justice to join our dynamic and diverse staff.


PREFERRED: Experience in a law firm/legal setting; Administrative Assistant experience; Experience with document management systems; MS Office experience; Passion for holistic public defense and racial justice;

Knowledge of the criminal justice system

HOURS: Normal work hours Monday- Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; 37.50 hours per week, includes a one-hour unpaid lunch (hours can be flexed according to workload). Other hours as necessary to meet the needs of our clients.

BENEFITS: Health, dental, vision and life insurance, PTO (including Holidays, annual and sick leave), PERS

(Public Employees Retirement System).

PAY: Salary range of $37,000 – 39,000 commensurate with experience


• Collaborate with the people we represent, lawyers and other advocates on holistic defense teams to identify and achieve stated legal goals of our clients

• Set up, organize, and maintain paper and electronic filing systems in accordance with recognized procedures and standards

• Answer telephone calls and greet guests

• Record and monitor deadlines

• Plan and schedule appointments, hearings, conferences, and meetings

• Provide administrative support including copying, scanning, and faxing

• Help maintain records within our electronic record-keeping system

• Prepare, send, and receive correspondence and other mailings

*Please note this job description is not designed to contain all duties or responsibilities of the employee for this job. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.


The Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Public Defender Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send resume, cover letter and list of references to:

Eva Hajian, Office Manager, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Public Defender Corporation, 265 Spruce Street,

Suite 300 Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, or by email to: or facsimile to: 304-974-0410.

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