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Appellate Paralegal (SCA 13096-001)

Date Posted
June 12, 2019
Full Time

Job Details

Date Posted

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Position Title

Appellate Paralegal


Judicial Branch Building
1111 E Court Ave
Des Moines, IA  50319


$41,579.20 annually
Eligible for State of Iowa benefits


Under the supervision and direction of the Clerk of the Appellate courts, an appellate paralegal dockets and reviews filings made in the appellate courts, prepares letters, memoranda and legal documents for use by the court and the legal counsel in the appellate court clerk's office, assists in the preparation of trial court files for use during the appellate process; reviews briefs, appendices and other filed documents for appellate rules compliance, jurisdictional concerns and proper filing requirements, assists litigants and counsel with issues regarding the appellate process, assists in the preparation of motions for submission to the court, assists internal legal counsel with the screening of appellate cases, assists in the preparation of motions for submission to the court, assists with administrative duties of the courts with the tracking and filing of judicial reports and administrative orders of the supreme court and court administration, and performs other duties as assigned by the clerk.


High School diploma or GED, 2 years of post high school education, and legal assistant or paralegal certification required.  A minimum of 1 year of experience as a paralegal/legal assistant is preferred. 

The successful candidate must be highly skilled with modern office equipment and programs; accurate, reliable, punctual, productive; be able to meet the demands of a busy office with regular deadlines; have the ability to maintain strict confidentiality; must be able to interact with the public in a respectful manner in all situations and at all times; and must be flexible and willing to assist with the work of others.   Experience in civil, criminal and juvenile work is beneficial. 

Contact Information

How to Apply

Please include a cover letter, resume, paralegal certification, references and a writing sample along with the Iowa Judicial Branch Application for Employment .

Donna Humpal, Clerk of the Appellate Court

Posting Close Date

Application materials must be received by Friday, July 12, 2019.



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