Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Objective: The Board of Judicial Conduct is seeking a full-time legal assistant/paralegal to assist in legal and administrative matters as determined by the Board. The Board of Judicial Conduct is the state agency responsible for investigating, hearing, and determining ethics matters involving the state’s judges. The Board consists of 16 members from across the state, Disciplinary Counsel, and Assistant Disciplinary Counsel.

General Description: The legal assistant/paralegal will provide legal and administrative assistance to the Board and its attorneys through: (1) recording and processing complaints and other documents received by the Board; (2) assisting with legal research; (3) drafting correspondence; (4) preparing statistical reports; (5) assisting in preparing presentations for use at legal seminars, conferences, or other events; (6) answering the phone and handling inquiries/questions from the public; (7) managing the mail and other clerical and administrative tasks; (8) scheduling and coordinating Board and other meetings; (9) tracking the progression of cases to ensure all deadlines are met; and (10) assisting with other matters as directed by the Board and staff. Work will be performed under the supervision of Disciplinary Counsel. The position is located in Nashville, Tennessee.

Minimum Qualifications: The legal assistant/paralegal must have one of the following from a college, university, or professional school: (1) an Associate Degree in paralegal or legal assistant studies; (2) a Bachelor’s Degree in paralegal or legal assistant studies; or (3) a Paralegal Certificate. Experience in a law firm or other legal environment is desirable but not required.

Essential knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality due to the highly confidential nature of the Board’s work
  • Ability to function well under tight deadlines
  • Prepare clear, thorough, and professional written work products
  • Conduct electronic legal research
  • Proficiency in computer and word processing skills
  • The ideal candidate will have a warm, polite, and professional presence in person and over the phone as he or she will be the first point of contact for judges and members of the public who contact the Board.
Location: Nashville
Department: Board of Judicial Conduct
Position Available: July 2021
Position Closing: This position will remain open until filled

To Apply

Send a cover letter (include current salary) and current resume in PDF format to: boardofjudicialconduct@tncourts.gov. The position will be available in July 2021 and will remain open until filled. Applicants will not receive communication regarding their submission unless contacted to schedule an interview.

For more information: please email: boardofjudicialconduct@tncourts.gov