Lead Legal Assistant – Investigations Section

The Board of Professional Responsibility is seeking a Lead Legal Assistant in the Investigations section.  Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel Investigations and the Chief Disciplinary Counsel, is responsible for secretarial support and administrative assistance work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required. This position is located in Brentwood.


  • Supervise and coordinate work of other Section legal assistants
  • Perform special projects as assigned by the Chief Disciplinary Counsel or Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel
  • Maintain and update training manual
  • Train new legal assistants
  • Create and maintain effective filing and tracking systems
  • Maintain databases as assigned
  • Review scanned OnBase Private Discipline
  • Perform various word processing duties
  • Perform a variety of administrative duties involving information compilation, monitoring and routine research
  • Convey and receive information in a professional manner to and from staff, attorneys, Courts and the general public, in person, by telephone and by correspondence
  • Operate and/or utilize a variety of standard business and office machines and equipment
  • Work independently to assist with keeping correspondence current
  • Maintain Section Calendar
  • Other duties as assigned

SKILLS AND ABILITY:  Knowledge of management and administrative principles, legal practices and terminology, office practices and procedures; ability to prioritize work according to general deadline dates; proficiency in computer and word processing skills, including Microsoft Office and Word; ability to maintain confidences due to the highly confidential nature of the work of the Board.

Education and/or Experience:  Graduation from an accredited high school and experience equivalent to four (4) years of increasingly responsible full-time secretarial or administrative work as a legal secretary or educational equivalent such as Paralegal Certification. Associate’s degree in Paralegal or Legal Assistant Studies or current Certified Professional Secretary designation.

This position requires a criminal background check.  Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Candidates who are selected as finalists will be asked to complete several tasks to demonstrate competency and skill.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Note:  Thank you for taking time to submit your information for consideration.  Applicants will not receive communication regarding your submission unless you are contacted to clarify or to schedule an interview.

Location: Brentwood
Department: Board of Professional Responsibility
Position Available: June 15, 2021
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.

Thank you for taking time to submit your information for consideration. Please note that applicants will only receive communication regarding submissions if selected for an interview.

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