Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts

Legal Assistant – Investigations and Litigation

The Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee has an opening for a Legal Assistant who will provide support in the Investigations and Litigation sections.  This position is located in Brentwood.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:  TheLegal Assistant will be responsible for assisting two (2) attorneys:  Disciplinary Counsel – Investigations and Disciplinary Counsel - Litigation.  For the Investigations Section attorney, the Legal Assistant will be responsible for keeping correspondence current, preparing reports, assisting with filing and scanning tasks as assigned, tasking deadlines, and other duties as assigned.  For the Litigation Section attorney, the Legal Assistant will be responsible for a variety of word processing duties, including drafting legal documents and reports, keeping deadlines current and tasking on the litigator’s calendar, preparation and copying large documents, trial preparation duties, and other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:  Graduation from an accredited high school and at least five (5) years’ experience as a full-time secretary or administrative assistant or educational equivalent such as Paralegal Certification, Associate’s degree in Paralegal or Legal Assistant Studies, or current Certified Professional Secretary designation.  Experience in a legal office is preferred.

Skills and Ability:  Knowledge of administrative principles, legal practices and terminology, office practices and procedures; ability to prioritize work according to general deadlines; proficiency in computer and word processing skills, including Microsoft Office and Word; excellent proofreading ability; and ability to maintain confidences due to the highly confidential nature of the work of the Board.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Location: Brentwood
Department: Board of Professional Responsibility
Position Available: February 3, 2020
Position Closing: This position will remain open until filled

To Apply

Submit an Application for Employment in PDF, a resume, and three professional references by email to human.resources@tncourts.gov.  The Court System accepts only electronic applicant information saved in PDF format.

Candidates who are invited for an interview will also be asked to complete a practical examination to assess skill level.

Note:  Thanks for taking time to submit your information for consideration.  Applicants will not receive communication regarding your submission unless we call to clarify or to schedule an interview.

For more information: please email: human.resources@tncourts.gov