Assists the Deputy Consumers’ Counsel/Legal Director (“Deputy”), Assistant Legal Director, Counsel and other OCC attorneys by researching federal and/or state statutes, recorded judicial decisions and other legal sources and reference materials in order to prepare responses to inquiries, complaints, or legal/administrative procedural issues regarding legal matters being addressed by the OCC; Assists the Deputy, Assistant Legal Director, and Counsel by organizing and distributing information and documents to division staff; Performs Internet and other computer assisted searches (LEXIS/NEXIS, Westlaw, Andersons, etc.) for information and documents as directed; Supports case and issue development by gathering and interpreting materials and preparing associated reports from information gathered.
Drafts correspondence, memoranda, briefs, pleadings, motions, affidavits, rules, and/or regulations, case summaries, and other various legal and related materials, using an established format, for review, approval, signature and/or use by a licensed attorney; provides litigation assistance (eg. Document handling, discovery matters); Files documents with the PUCO and/or courts; responds to general inquiries and correspondence regarding functions of the OCC; maintains case and document files.
Operates high level computer programs (MicroSoft Office: Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Mail) to produce complex legal and technical materials including correspondence, briefs, pleadings, discovery documents, charts, etc. Performs other duties as assigned
Must be completing your second year at an accredited law school.
Knowledge of office practices and procedures; Knowledge of Consumers’ Counsel administrative/legislative laws and rules, policies and procedures; PUCO structure and process; Knowledge of legal research methods and analysis.
Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in somewhat unfamiliar context; Ability to interpret a variety of technical materials and prepare related legal documents correspondence and reports; Gather, collate, and classify information according to established methods; Cooperate with co-workers on group projects; Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; Handle sensitive and/or confidential contacts with government agencies, other work units and the general public.
Skill in operation of computer equipment and various software packages.
The office hours are typically 8:30a to 5:30p Monday through Friday. This is a part-time position and work schedule is flexible.