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Legal Secretary III

State of New Hampshire Job Posting
Department of Justice
Civil Law Bureau
33 Capitol Street, Concord NH 03301
Legal Secretary III
Labor Grade 13
Position #10324

*See total compensation information at the bottom of announcement.

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Justice, Civil Law Bureau, has a full time vacancy for a Legal Secretary III.


To render legal secretarial services for attorneys and paralegals in the Federal Litigation Unit of the Civil Bureau of the Attorney General’s Office.


Types pleadings, memoranda, and letters; transcribes interview tapes, and composes cover letters to ensure the timely, accurate completion of documents.

Organizes and maintains case files, research files, forms files, and miscellaneous files to enable retrieval of documents.

Maintains calendar and case management system for assigned attorneys to ensure that deadlines are met, work is completed in a timely manner, and matters are monitored on a routine basis.

Contacts state agencies, citizens, legislators, attorneys and court personnel to schedule hearings, meetings, or conference calls, and to direct parties to the appropriate entities.

Prepares briefs, including proofreading, checking citations for correct format, preparation of tables of authorities and contents. Oversees filing of briefs, notices of appeals and appendices thereto with courts in compliance with state and federal rules governing format, filing and service.

Receives, logs and calendars habeas corpus petitions and maintains records for prompt retrieval of information.

Answers main telephone console and directs callers to appropriate in-house bureaus or refers callers to state, federal or other entities, on an as-needed basis.

Opens, stamps, sorts and logs incoming mail to track that mail through the Office of the Attorney General and routes it to the correct person, on an as-needed basis.

Maintains contract log on computer to ensure tracking and follow-up on all contracts submitted for approval.

Education: Associate’s degree from a recognized college or two years of college with a major in law, paralegal studies, a related legal field or secretarial science. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Two years’ experience in a secretarial position, including experience in a legal office or an area which provided experience with legal terminology. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.

For further information please contact Kathleen Carr, Director of Administration,


The State of NH total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits, including:

HMO or POS Medical and Prescription Drug Benefits:

The actual value of State-paid health benefits is based on the employee’s union status, and employee per pay period health benefit contributions will vary depending on the type of plan selected.

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 14.53% of pay

Other Benefits:

o Dental Plan at minimal cost for employees and their families ($500-$1800 value)

o Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts

o State defined benefit retirement plan and Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

o Work/life balance flexible schedules, paid holidays and generous leave plan

o $50,000 state-paid life insurance plus additional low cost group life insurance

o Incentive-based Wellness Program (ability to earn up to $500)

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website:


TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964

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