Legal Assistant I

Date: Sep 14, 2023

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  DA 

Pay:  $19.14 per hour  

Work Schedule: M-F 8AM-5PM  


Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.

Completes notice process and drafts journal entries for Child in Need of Care (CINC) cases handled by the Office of the District Attorney.  Oversees and tracks service of notice by various methods.  Process and file CINC journal entries


Drafts CINC notice documents and prepares for mailing

  • Prioritizes cases for notice based on established criteria
  • Uses computer systems to generate appropriate notice documents
  • Verifies accuracy of all generated notices
  • Prepares notice and attachments for service
  • Delivers notice packets to clerk for service


Ensures CINC case party information is up to date so proper service of notice can be made

  • Researches various computer systems and reports to identify accurate contact information for CINC case parties.
  • Updates computer systems with the most accurate contact information


Prepare journal entries

  • Prioritize cases by hearing type and date
  • Review case activity sheets and associated documents
  • Draft journal entry according to established procedures and standards
  • Send draft to appropriate attorney for review
  • Make revisions as needed
  • Distribute journal entries to attorneys
  • Collect signatures/approvals of journal entries
  • Modify documents for electronic filing
  • Track journal entries throughout process
  • Electronically file journal entries with the court


Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent. Two years’ experience in varied clerical and secretarial work or any combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


Preferred Qualifications: Two years’ experience working in the criminal justice system.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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